We teach History, Geography, Design and Technology, PSHE, Music, Art and Drama through a creative and themed approach as well as in distinct lessons. We update parents regularly on the topics covered across each phase.
Modern Foreign Languages
Children are introduced to languages in Reception and have weekly French lessons, with an emphasis on spoken language.
Children take part in a song-based curriculum beginning in Reception, broadening to include more specific skills in Key Stage 2.
Physical Education and Healthy Living
Our pupils have regular PE lessons and active play is encouraged every day. Children learn athletics, dance, team and individual sports and competitive performance. Achievement is celebrated and the Birklands Sports Day is an annual highlight. Children have swimming lessons in Year 5.
Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education
This helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding to lead to confident, healthy, independent lives and to be informed and responsible citizens. Children learn to articulate their feelings, to identify the causes of their emotions and to develop coping strategies for certain feelings. They learn to set themselves goals and to make good choices about health and well-being.
We provide non-denominational religious education for all children including learning about the religions observed by their classmates. In assembly, we emphasise how our values relate to our school community and the world around us. Assemblies are non-denominational and we commemorate the major festivals observed by our pupils.