Other Curriculum Provision
Aston Clinton School promotes a whole school approach to the teaching of PSHE and Citizenship. Much of the work related to it will be taught in the general context of normal teaching and the everyday life of the school. However, children also receive specific lessons which aim to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens. They will be encouraged to feel positive about themselves, work well with others and understand and respect other people’s points of views.
Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) forms part of our PSHE and Citizenship programme and will be taught in the wider context of relationships. We aim to ensure that pupils are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. At the end of Key Stage 2 more specific SRE is taught and parents will be informed as to when this will take place. It is essential that children develop confidence in talking about sex and relationships and their questions will be answered fully and honestly as they arise and appropriately according to their age and maturity.
Modern Foreign Languages
Children in Key Stage Two are taught French as a modern foreign language. Our scheme of work focus on learning to speak the language in year 3 and by year 6 the children will be able to practice reading and writing words and phrases too. This gives children an enjoyable start to a subject they will continue at secondary school.
This is an important aspect of the work of the school in addressing our aim to prepare pupils for living with and respecting people from other races, religions and ways of life. It forms part of the caring ethos of our school and our belief in developing children's empathy and understanding. It is taught in a cross-curricular way, being included in many of the subjects as appropriate.
It is not a new subject to be incorporated into the curriculum rather it is an educational philosophy, an approach to teaching and learning that underpins the way a school develops good relationships and promotes positive human values. Values Education aims to promote a common set of values that will positively affect behaviour and contribute to the peace and well-being of society. It also aims to inspire individual children to choose their own positive personal, social, moral and spiritual values and be aware of ways of developing and deepening them as citizens of the world. Overall, it allows children to think about the kind of life that is worth living and to consider what kind of life they want for themselves.