Here at Marchbank we foster a curious mind to embrace the environment and gain a healthy respect of all living and non-living things. Our science topic is diverse and inclusive to promote a love of experimental learning through unconditional positive regard around our natural world. We delve into topics ranging from; the world that we live in and its organisms, earth and space, evolution and working scientifically with forces and materials. Our understanding here at Marchbank extends beyond our gates so we are able to transfer our knowledge throughout our lives.
At Marchbank we feel that geography must play a key role in developing children’s understanding of the wider world and their place in it. We will create opportunities to build meaningful relationships through cross-curricular skills and knowledge, helping to develop children’s cultural, moral, spiritual and social understanding. Our curriculum will stimulate and promote children’s interest of diverse people, places and environments. Our curriculum will promote understanding of global and local physical and human features as well as environmental factors allowing children to invest fully in their own futures. We want our children to develop a growth mind-set allowing them to gain confidence and experience of geographical knowledge, skills and understanding of our ever changing world.
Art and Design
At Marchbank we believe that art plays a significant role within our curriculum as it allows children to creatively develop and share their ideas, experience and imagination. Opportunities will be given to improve their techniques through the use of creative material. The art curriculum will develop children’s critical abilities and understanding through drawing, painting and sculpture. The work of a range of artists and designers throughout history will be studied through the exploration of spiritual, moral, cultural and social influences.
Design and Technology
At Marchbank we believe that design and technology prepares
children for tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. It encourages children to be creative problem solvers working both independently and as part of a team. As such children will be taught to combine hands on practical skills with the ability to work through sequential process of designing, making and evaluating. Design and technology practical activities will form part of our creative curriculum and aims to develop and enhance pupil’s life skills, knowledge, understanding and implementation of a healthy lifestyles.
Here at Marchbank we aim to deliver a high quality education curriculum which includes a broad range of sporting activities that enables children to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary. The opportunities we offer help to build character and embed values such as fairness and respect. We understand that PE helps to create a healthy body and mind and in turn, many of our children are encouraged to utilise these skills of self-regulation strategies. Pupils are supported in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team; building self-esteem and positive social interaction.
Here at Marchbank we intend that our children gain an in depth understanding and indeed passion of music by; listening, singing, composing, performing and evaluating historical periods, style, traditions and musical genres. We enjoy expressing ourselves creatively and try to embed this throughout our curriculum as well as bespoke sessions where we select and combine sounds using voice and the interrelated dimensions of instruments.
At Marchbank PSHE is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. It enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of our society who understand how they are developing personally and socially. We encourage our children to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in school life and the wider community keeping themselves and others safe. Our aim is to give them the confidence to safely tackle moral, social and cultural issues which are part of growing up in our ever changing society. Our children are taught about their rights and responsibilities and learn to appreciate what it means to be part of our diverse and multi-cultured society. Children are given the opportunity to explore and understand a diverse range of healthy relationships with themselves and others and how these develop over time.
Here at Marchbank we endeavour to prepare our children for the every changing technologies in our lives and the rapidly changing world that is increasingly transformed by technology. Our aim is to develop the knowledge and skills of our pupils in order to build confidence and creative independent learners. Our ambition is to equip the children with knowledge and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum; computer science, digital literacy and e-safety. The objectives within each strand support the development of learning across the key stages ensuring the solid grounding for future learning and beyond.