Subject Faculties at St Saviour’s C of E Primary School
The Creative Humanities Faculty
The Creative Humanities Faculty is integral in providing the children with a board and balanced curriculum.
This Faculty deals with those areas of the curriculum delivered through the subjects of History and Geography. Giving children a sense of place and an appreciation of their social communities in the context of the wider world and how these have changed and developed over time is what we aim for and promote. Through the work of the Faculty we provide opportunities to enhance the children's potential to become effective, caring participants in society and to promote continuing study and interests for life.
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. Our high-quality art and design education engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. The children also learn know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Our vision is for Music to be seen as a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. We aim to provide a high-quality music education which engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.
Geography is about developing an understanding of our world, through experience, investigation and learning from secondary sources. Geography helps children to gain a greater understanding of the ways of life and cultures of people in other places.
This will help to enable children to take responsibility for their role in society and to develop a caring attitude towards others, animals and plants in our environment.
Geography is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical processes which shape them and the people who live in them. Children study their local area and contrasting places in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. The study of the local area forms an important part of the geography taught at our school and activities are planned to build upon the children's knowledge and understanding of the local area.
Through our teaching of Geography we aim to:
Stimulate pupils' interest in and curiosity about their surroundings;
Increase their knowledge and understanding of the changing world;
Encourage pupils to ask questions and propose solutions to environmental problems;
Develop children's geographical understanding and competence in specific geographical skills;
Increase the children's knowledge and awareness of our changing world, so that they will want to look after the Earth and its resources and think about how it can be improved and sustained;
Begin to develop respect for and an interest in, people throughout the world regardless of culture, race and religion;
Develop a sense of identity by learning about the United Kingdom and its relationship with other countries.
St Saviour’s Statement
At St Saviour’s Church of England Primary School we appreciate that the personal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children plays a significant role in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop their own sense of values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive, caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.
Aims and Objectives
The aim of History teaching at Primary School is to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people. We help pupils gain knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We teach children a sense of chronology, and through this chronology they develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. Thus they learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain. By considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today. In our school, History makes a significant contribution to citizenship education by teaching children how Britain developed as a democratic society. We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; we also teach them to investigate these past events and by doing so, to develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem solving.