Creative & Design Technology 

Explore how computer hardware and software, machinery, gadgets, devices, and networks (including social networks) are used in the production of works of visual art, music, theatre, film and new media; and how creativity shapes new technologies.

Using laser cutters, 3D printing and design software to name just a few areas that this choice will offer. Students will also have the opportunity to incorporate enterprise and will explore business, design and e-commerce to enhance their understanding and knowledge within a creative environment.

All the projects follow a structure where students are introduced to key concepts and build up knowledge and skills over time, using a more comprehensive range of technology.

 

Curriculum links & Qualifications 

ASDAN Key Steps & Functional skills in computing.

 

Sport / Outdoor -

With a well equipped leisure facility on our door step and close links we can offer an array of sporting options. From football coaching to tennis, archery to wall climbing we can offer a termly option tapping into their individual likes. When weather permits, this can extend to canoeing and outdoor water sport options. We also collaborate with other outside agencies providing a quality and diverse range of sporting opportunity. Our Sport & Fitness ASDAN is also delivered alongside. 

Life Skills 

Supporting our students to have the capacity to learn fundamental skills that will offer a better understanding in social, emotional and cognitive capabilities, to problem solve and achieve their goals. 

We focus on 5 key skills to include: 

1/ Focus and Self-Control 

Students need this skill to achieve their goals, especially in a world filled with distractions and information overload. We focus on teaching them the key skills to include paying attention, exercising self-control, remembering the rules and thinking flexibly. 

 

2/ Perspective Taking

This involves our students understanding how others think and feel and forms the basis for students understanding of the intentions of parents, teachers and friends. Students are less likely to get involved in conflict when these feelings are understood and recognised.

3/ Communication

Being one of the most lacking in todays society, communication is so much more than understanding language, reading, writing and speaking. Communicating is the skill that determines what one wants to communicate and realising how it will be understood by others.

4/ Critical Thinking

This skill supports our students to analyse and evaluate information. Students need critical thinking to make sense of the world around them and solve problems. 

5/ Self-Directed, Engaged Learning

By setting goals and strategies for learning, our students, hopefully, will become attuned and better prepared to change as the world changes. Fostering their curiosity to learn and realise their potential. 

 

 

Forest School 

Forest School ethos sees manageable risks as something for children to overcome, which expands their abilities and self-belief and teaches them to take care of themselves. 

In addition to the known benefits to wellbeing that physical activity and getting fresh air have, forest school supports children to:

Build self-esteem and confidence: by providing equipment that gives children achievable challenges. Forest school can promote development of self-esteem and self-awareness by providing opportunities for children to challenge themselves and take risks. 

Be inspired by the world around them:providing natural resource, wooden frames and structures, different textures and sensory stimuli for example rocks, wood and tyres. There is a rich sensory environment which can be explored. And finally…

Co-operate and communicate with their peers: working together to achieve a final goal building a den and completing an obstacle course, which will help support children’s communication skills.

Understand the importance of taking care of the environment: by providing vegetable patches, wild flowers beds and bug hotels children will have the opportunity to observe, question and show an interest in nature and living things around them. This would also support and ....

Build a positive attitude to learning and motivation: with equipment looking attractive, stimulating and welcoming, it’s encourages children and staff to play, learn and share positive experiences together, valuing one another’s individuality and celebrating achievements.

Forest school can promote self-regulation in the same way as self awareness, by providing activities that challenge the child. It is only through experiencing situations that challenge their emotions will children learn to manage them. For this to be effective it is important that children should feel they are in a physically and emotionally safe environment. 

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