Subject Areas

Science

We believe that the learning of science should be engaging and inspiring. We aim to deliver a high-quality science education through experiment, practice, and discussion. We want to foster a love of exploration through scientific enquiry around the national curriculum areas. We also want to encourage discussion around sustainability and the planet, and help children develop an empathy for the local and wider environment.

Music

At Wilfred Owen Primary School, we want to make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children as they learn new music knowledge and skills.

We focus on developing the skills, knowledge and understanding that children need in order to become confident performers, composers and listeners. Our scheme of work introduces children to music from all around the world and across generations, teaching children to respect and appreciate the music of all traditions and communities.

We encourage children to develop music skills of singing, playing tuned and untuned instruments, improvising and composing music, alongside listening and responding to music.

We aim to provide high quality music education for all our children through the Kapow scheme of work. All children will have the opportunity to learn how to play tuned and untuned

instruments, being taught in Key Stage 2 by a specialist music teacher. Overall, our music curriculum intends to engage and inspire all our children in order to increase self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

Languages

The learning of a language provides a valuable educational, social, and cultural experience for our children. It helps them to develop communication skills, including key skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Learning an additional language gives children a new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others. We aim to develop and extend children’s knowledge of how language works. We aim to provide children with the confidence and independence to explore and be able to attempt manipulation of the structure of language, and in doing so, develop the linguistic skills needed to assist and lay the foundations for further language learning.

Design & Technology

At Wilfred Owen Primary School we intend Design and Technology to be creative and practical and provide children with the chance to problem solve and develop their own creative ideas as individuals and as part of a team. We aim to provide our children with the opportunity to use their imagination to design and make products within a variety of contexts, to provide motivation and meaning to their learning.

Children will be taught a range of topics including mechanisms, textiles, food technology, structures, and electrical systems (in Key Stage 2). Through hands-on, practical experiences we aim for children to leave Year 6 with knowledge and skills of DT which will inspire children to be chefs, engineers, sculptures, carpenters, designers and architects. We recognise the important role of DT in preparing our children with skills for life which will enable them to be creative individuals as they become Active Learners, Active Leaders and Active Citizens.

Art

Wilfred Owen’s art curriculum aims to inspire creativity in pupils, promoting confidence and enjoyment that lasts a lifetime. Our curriculum is built around essential knowledge, understanding, and key skills, ensuring clear continuity and progress across all year groups.

Pupils explore texture, colour, shape, form, and space, developing their imagination and creativity through the investigation of materials and processes. They become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture, and other art, craft, and design techniques, and learn to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art.

As pupils progress through school, they become able to think creatively and critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of the many disciplines within art, craft, and design and how they shape their history and future. This enables pupils to contribute as confident citizens and future professionals to the culture, creativity, economic success, and emotional wellbeing of our society. The art curriculum develops pupils’ cultural capital, by providing enriching experiences.

Computing

Computing at Wilfred Owen Primary School will prepare children for a world increasingly dependent on digital technology. Through our lessons we will teach the children to be creative and solve problems as well as think logically and manage data.

Personal, Health, Social Education

PSHE is fundamental to teaching and learning in order for our children to develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to manage their lives, both in the present and in the future. At Wilfred Owen Primary School we actively seek to prepare our pupils to be responsible citizens who can have a positive impact on their community, make the right choices and develop the skills and attributes to ensure health and wellbeing.

Our subject rationale for PSHE at Wilfred Owen Primary School is to provide every child with the opportunities to:

  • Value different family structures
  • Create and maintain positive friendships
  • Develop safe and respectful relationships
  • Understand the changes that take place during puberty
  • Promote good health and carrying out first aid
  • Learn to make independent choices and not be influenced by others
  • Operate safely in a digital world

PSHE is taught through these key areas;

  • Family and Relationships; 
    Learning how to: form respectful relationships with others, deal with conflict and bullying and the importance of challenging stereotypes.
  • Health and Wellbeing;  
    Learning strategies for looking after their mental and physical health, including healthy eating, relaxation techniques, sun safety, immunisation facts and the benefits of sleep.
  • Safety and the Changing Body;
    Learning: how to administer first aid in a variety of situations and about safety around medicines, online and road safety and the changes which occur during puberty,
  • Citizenship; 
    Learning about human rights and the rights of the child, democracy, diversity, and community and protecting the environment.
  • Economic Wellbeing; 
    Learning how to make decisions when it comes to spending, budgeting, and saving money and exploring different career choices.
  • Identity; 
    Considering what makes us who we are whilst learning about body image. (Year 6)

 

History

History should build a deepening knowledge of the past, a respect for its people and an appreciation of how historians make sense of the past.

We aim to develop a secure understanding and awareness of chronology and the passing of time.  We want children to understand local, national and world events from the past and appreciate the impact on their lives today.  We have carefully selected history topics to personalise our history curriculum and capitalise on local links and history.

The children will study the lives of significant men and women in the past who have contributed to National and International achievements and study features of the past, the nature of ancient civilisations- their expansion and dissolution.  The children will explore why people did things, research causes and make links between events: begin to explore bias and historical interpretation.  They will also gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts undertaking studies about democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of other faiths and beliefs.

Geography

Geography inspires curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. At Wilfred Owen Primary School, Geography prepares our children with the knowledge, skills and understanding to make sense of their world. It encourages a wonder for the world that they live in and asks them to question problems which face our environment.

Children gain knowledge about the world, including continents and countries, we learn about famous explorers and their expeditions. We want to develop the children’s geographical vocabulary and use a range of geographical sources to develop pupils’ skills of organisation, communication, and representation. Children are also given the opportunity to develop fieldwork skills at a variety of locations across Shrewsbury and Shropshire.

RE / Collective Worship

Religious Education at Wilfred Owen Primary School equips pupils with the knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and non-religious worldviews. It encourages pupils to develop their own views, values, and identity. It supports children to participate positively as members of a diverse society and a globalising world. We want our children to develop respect and understanding of views different to their own and recognise how they can make an impact on society both locally and globally.

Extended Provision / Extra Curricular / Clubs

WOW Club

Our Wilfred Owen Wraparound club is available before and after school.

The breakfast WOW club opens at 8am.

Our after-school WOW club runs from 3:15 until 5:30pm. A session can be booked until 4:30pm or until 5:30pm.

Further details will be added to this site shortly.

 

After school activity clubs

We run a range of after school activity clubs all charged at £1 per session, per child.
These change termly and letters are sent to parents at the start of the term.

Current clubs include:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Craft
  • Lego
  • Art
  • Multi-sports

French

We believe learning another language prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world and a current society that promotes, celebrates and encourages various languages. Through a multi- sensory engaging approach, we aim to foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. We promote creativity, confidence and diversity within society by providing rich opportunities for oracy within learning another language.

We want our children to develop an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity.

We aim to develop the following areas:

  • Listen to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
  • Speak with increasing confidence and fluency continually developing accuracy in pronunciation.
  • Write at varying lengths, for different purposes and audiences, using a variety of taught grammatical structures.
  • Begin to read and recognise written vocabulary/single word and phrases to show understanding of a piece of writing based on the current topic.

 

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