Creative Arts and Humanities

We use a creative, collaborative and cross-curricular approach to topic learning. Each year, children actively participate in a number of cross-curricular topics which excite and inspire them to develop their curiosity, knowledge and understanding.

In history, children are motivated to learn about the past and how it relates to us today. Children discover about Britain’s history and also that of the wider world. Our approach challenges children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

Geography based topics also stimulate children’s curiosity about the world. Our curriculum equips children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and both natural and human environments. As children progress, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes.

Children at Osidge develop confidence and self-esteem through a holistic approach to drama, dance, art and music. Throughout their school career children have the opportunity to play, imagine, create and perform on a number of levels both in the classroom and on the stage. Children exploring the arts and taking a lead role within them demonstrate our core beliefs.

Highlights of the school arts year include school performances for every year group, EY art exhibition, arts based clubs on offer (in school time, lunchtimes and before and after school), outdoor learning, the school choir and weekly singing assemblies.

Osidge is an inclusive environment. We have found that it is within the Arts that children who may find the more academic areas of school life challenging, are able to develop their ‘voice’ and talents are nurtured in doing so.

Our curriculum maps on the class pages show the topics we cover throughout the year.