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Humanities Vision Statement

Linden Primary School is committed in ensuring that all pupils make excellent progress in History, Geography and RE, through experiencing excellent teaching and a progressive and cyclical curriculum that engages and motivates them to succeed. Where possible, cross-curricular links are made to help children build schemas in their memory, making more and more sense of the things they have learnt over time. We aim to embed Reading as a core skill right throughout our curriculum in order for children to apply their learnt skills.

We aim to give children a humanities curriculum which inspires them to become confident, creative and independent learners who can explore the use of different knowledge and skills through their learning, we aim to engage children in real life experiences both inside and outside of school through carefully planned educational visits, visitors, experiments and exploration to enhance their learning.

We believe that R.E. both supports and strengthens what we aim to do in every aspect of school life – Our caring ethos and the value which we place on the development of the whole child; spiritually, morally, socially, culturally and intellectually is reflected in the Gloucestershire agreed RE curriculum.

RE Syllabus

Through local religious leaders, we have further connections with all faiths from across Gloucester, which helps us to support the new Gloucestershire RE syllabus. In order to enhance learning, the school have access to Gloucestershire County Council’s Library Services for Education, who provide a variety of resources to aid RE teaching.

We are very fortunate to have a range of experiences and visitors that enhances the teaching of RE across all phases.  We have weekly KS1 and KS2 assemblies from our local Vicar, Ruth, who keeps the school updated with events from the Christian calendar (e.g. Christmas, Harvest, Easter) and teaches us about parables and their meanings. Gordon is another one of our visitors who teaches us about the lessons that Jesus teaches Christians and their importance to them.  With the introduction of the new Gloucestershire Syllabus came more opportunities for visits to places of worship. For example, Year 2 visited a local Mosque and learned more about the religion of Islam. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about what happens at a Mosque and how Muslims show their faith in everyday life.

All of these experiences, as well as in-class teaching, have enabled the reinforcement of the British Values that the school endeavours to uphold and promote.

Geography and History

We are currently in a development phase for our Geography and History Curriculum Offer. We have reviewed our previous curriculum and found ways in which we can provide a broader, more balanced offer. We want to foster a sense of wonder about Geography and History. This will then inspire pupils to make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world and become global citizens. Studying Geography and History enables students to explore their own place in the world and builds on their own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global and including the past, present and future. With the support of the ReachOut Curriculum, we are developing our own intelligently sequenced, knowledge-rich curriculum, informed by the best research evidence available. Our curriculum is being refined to ensure knowledge retention and is built to ensure it is coherent and progressive.

We have an exciting broad and balanced curriculum that enables children to dive into their learning. All of the year groups now teach Geography and History discreetly, to ensure subject integrity, but do-so offering lots of opportunities to learn key skills and knowledge, as well as having fun along the way through enriching purposeful experiences. Our curriculum mapping ensures that the knowledge and skills are progressive over time and that key themes of learning that children can hook their understanding onto are revisited and built upon.

 

Lin-Diner

19 Sep 2019

We are very pleased to be able to offer our own in-house catering at the Lin-Diner with a menu that offers healthy options for all. Lin Diner Menu

Prospective Parents 2022

05 Feb 2019

Please take a look at our page dedicated to our prospective parents where you will find a virtual tour of our school, our prospectus and lots of other useful information.

Skills Builder Challenge Day- Crime Scene Investigation

04 Feb 2019

The children in Years 1-6 have taken part in their second Skills Builder Challenge day. This involved them using all of the eight key Skill Builder skills to solve the mystery of the missing chocolate...

Attendance

24 Jan 2019

Mrs Jones and Mrs Goodman continue to work hard to improve our school attendance.  Since the beginning of the year, they have been closely monitoring all aspects of the children’s attendanc...