Curriculum

  • Nurture, challenge, inspire

    Collingwood School offers a broad and balanced curriculum from the ages of 3 to 11. It is guided by the National Curriculum but not restricted by it.

    Pupils in the school study the following subjects:

    English, Mathematics, Science, Art, Geography, History, French (from Nursery), Spanish (from Year 3), Reasoning (from Year 3), Design Technology, Computing, Physical Education, PSHE, Religious Education and Music.

    We have specialist teachers for numerous subjects from Reception, and offer specialist teaching for all subjects in Years 5 and 6. Our coach provides excellent teaching of football and  visiting teachers offer the opportunity to learn a choice of instruments in individual music lessons. We also have a multi-purpose gym.

    Collingwood enjoy an extensive sports fixtures list with U9 and U11 pupils having ample opportunity to represent their school. Team sports include rugby, football, cricket, netball and rounders. Individual sports offered include athletics and swimming, and we have a variety of extra-curricular activities offered to all ages.

    Educational visits, including residential camps, supplement our curriculum and are enjoyed by pupils of all ages.

  • Mindfulness and me time

    a place to nurture….

    Children of today can face many pressures from a young age. Anxieties can build up for many reasons and this affects their wellbeing and ability to learn. At Collingwood, we have always known that happy, self-confident children make the best learners and this is what we aim to foster in all our pupils from Nursery to Year 6. With a strong ethos on PSHE, Collingwood is committed to empowering our children in identifying their own feelings. We take a proactive approach to promoting a range of strategies, which helps to develop positive mindset and good mental health within our school community.

    We even run a ‘nurture group’ for those children, who may need extra support in dealing with emotional or social difficulties. This has proved to be really valued by parents and pupils alike and our caring, listening approach to the individual child is what continues to make our school such a unique place.

    Mindfulness

    Research shows that teaching children to practice ‘Mindfulness’ allows them to pause and get a better sense of what they need at that very moment in time. They learn not to hide their feelings but to understand themselves and others’ needs better.

    In KS1, the children take part in weekly ‘Mindfulness’ sessions, in which they use a variety of exercises, such as guided meditation, breathing techniques, yoga, mindful music and going on sensory walks. Our pupils are then encouraged to use these calming practices within their daily lives, to help them lead a happier, healthier lifestyle.

  • Curriculum challenge in a supportive climate

    Our pupils know that making mistakes is the way to learn.  We encourage them to develop the qualities of perseverance, resilience and patience to succeed. 

    • From little acorns....
      Everything you imagine you can do...And whatever you dream will come true
    • Branching out...
      “A leader is the one, who knows the way, goes the way and show the way”
    • Strong roots...
      Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow.