The Culloden way of learning

General overview

  • The timetable provides significant time for English, integrated with history, geography and religious education (RE) based on a topic cycle for the academic year
  • The teaching of science is clustered into weeks which take place once per half term
  • The teaching of Computing is embedded into the English curriculum where appropriate with an additional discrete fortnightly lesson
  • The teaching for art and design and design and technology is clustered into ‘hands on weeks’ which take place once per half term
  • Pupils have a daily opportunity to develop and consolidate key learning (basic skills)
  • Pupils have one hour of philosophy for children (P4C) per week based on stimuli from the topic being followed
  • Pupils have two hours of high quality physical education (PE) instruction, each week
  • Pupils have a weekly x 20mins Foreign language session on French, covering speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Music is taught weekly through 30min singing lessons and is timetabled for 2 hours during ‘hands on’ and Science weeks
  • Swimming is taught in Year 3 and Year 5.

Summary for science weeks

  • Pupils are taught in maths sets (in their year group) for Science
  • PE does not take place during science weeks (although swimmers still go swimming)
  • P4C does not take place during science weeks
  • Mental maths does not take place during science weeks
  • Each maths set has two hours of music

Summary for hands on weeks

  • P4C does not take place during hands on weeks
  • Key learning does not take place during hands on weeks
  • PE takes place as normal during hands on weeks
  • Each class has two hours of music

 

Last updated September 10, 2017