Computing lessons encourage pupils to be aware of technology in our rapidly changing world. Children use a range of ICT tools to find, explore, analyse and present information as well as developing an understanding of how computers work and having the chance to create their own digital content.
The new computing curriculum is split into 3 main areas.
1) Computer science. Children are taught how digital systems work. They develop their ability to think logically and solve problems and use these skills to create programmes and a range of digital content.
2) Information Communication Technology. Children learn how to use ICT to express themselves and develop their ideas using a range of software and devices.
3) Digital Literacy. Children will learn how to interact and communicate on line. They will learn about the potential risks of working on line and how to keep themselves safe. They will also learn about appropriate use of the internet.
In Hague School pupils have dedicate computing lessons as well as using ICT to support learning across the curriculum.
All classes have interactive whiteboards and supervised filtered access to the internet. Access to email is provided for pupils. The school’s ICT Coordinator makes sure pupils are aware of safeguarding procedures and know how to follow procedures for safe use of the internet.
The school is wireless networked; classes regularly use laptops to support their learning. Governors are committed to the strategic development of technology at Hague and recognise how it enhances learning and motivation for learning. An ICT consultant is employed to maintain the ICT resources and work in class to develop teaching and learning through ICT across the curriculum for all.
History & Geography
Hague School is fortunate to be situated, easy access to the many important historical and cultural places of interest in the capital and which though our programme of visits children are taken to as part of their learning. We aim to give pupils at Hague a sense of time and of their place in history. We aim to use teaching methods which reinforce questioning of events and actions, prediction and deduction based on research and evaluation.
Children are introduced to places and ways of life in Bethnal Green as well as Europe and across the world. We have a programme of visits which support geographical learning about the environment beyond the city which includes day visits to the countryside and residential visit to Suffolk for Year 6.
The aims of religious education are:
to acquire knowledge and understanding of principle religions represented in the UK: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism
to develop the ability to explore, to reflect on and to respond to human experience, drawing on the study of religion.
Through RE topics, pupils are given opportunities to reflect on the beliefs, attitudes, values, practices and behaviours of world religions. Skills developed through the teaching of RE include developing self awareness, respect an open mind, appreciation and wonder. We encourage all children and families to learn more about how we can celebrate similarities and diffferences between us.
RE is taught in all classes following guidelines from LBTH agreed RE syllabus.
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from RE lessons and religious assemblies if they wish and should contact the Headteacher if they wish to do so. Alternative provision will be made for your child. Religious Education brings the school community together as we encourage children to achieve a knowledge and understanding of their own religion and to respect the religion of others through knowledge and understanding.
The school has no affiliations to any specific religious order but looks to develop contact with the London Mosque, local church groups and the synagouge to support teaching and learning about the main religions at Hague.
Art & Design
The school has a full range of resources to explore different art media and technology projects. All children engage in a process of designing, making evaluating and adjusting their creations for real practical purposes, be it for play, display, music or eating In Art children are encouraged to express themselves through a range of drawing and painting media and to learn to appreciate art in its many forms.
Pupils learn a range of songs from different cultures, traditional and modern for assemblies.
Modern Foreign Languages
Spanish is taught in Years 3-6 as part of the national entitlement to the study of a second language. Years 1-6 are also presented with a ‘Spanish Word of the Week’ every Friday in assembly to promote Spanish across the school. Our aim is to support pupils to develop an enthusiastic and positive attitude to other languages and language learning. We hope to encourage a life-long learning of languages among our pupils in order to enhance their understanding of the world and their future economic well-being.
We follow the iLanguages scheme of work which covers National Curriculum requirements and a variety of learning styles. We have a link to the Anglo European Secondary School at Ingatestone in Essex who place secondary school students from Spain and France on work experience in local primary schools. Our pupils like having lessons in Spanish or French with students. We also have a link with rural schools in Asturias, Spain. This is a penpal project for some Year 4-6 children. Set up via the E-Twinning portal, it allows our children to improve their Spanish and increase their intercultural understanding, sharing videos, letters and creative projects with their Spanish peers.