Our Life Skills curriculum is core to our curriculum at Repton Manor Primary School. We believe that it is vital that our children develop the skills planned within this curriculum at their various ages and stages so that they can be successful in life.
Our vision for Life Skills at Repton Manor Primary School
At Repton Manor Primary School, we understand that Life Skills are integral to enable our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.
Adult life requires a range of skills in order for people to flourish, both in the workplace and in their daily lives - from the confidence and motivation to seek challenges and to complete tasks, to the interpersonal skills that aid teamwork and other social interactions. These essential life skills are crucial to people achieving their potential, and therefore it is natural that they should also lie at the heart of our education system.
How do we teach Life Skills?
We are committed to ensuring that all of our pupils grow, develop and leave school with the relevant life skills to keep themselves safe and to be kind and responsible citizens in the community. With this in mind, we have developed our own Life Skills curriculum based on what we feel are the most important things for our children to learn before they move on to the next stage of their education. As much as possible, our Life Skills curriculum is delivered with a cross curricular approach, with skills and knowledge interwoven into our everyday lessons. However, we also teach some elements of Life Skills discretely to supplement the children’s learning.
We use initiatives that excite and encourage our children and families to participate, and we involve the community where possible. Celebrating different cultures and diversity are at the heart of our School ethos. Significant events and holidays are celebrated to create tolerance and understanding.
Our curriculum is planned to support all children to understand an array of different experiences through their life and it is broken down into 4 main areas:
- Personal care
- Personal safety
- Social and emotional skills
- Understanding of the world.
This ensures that all children are developing their cultural capital throughout their time at our school, in addition to important personal and developmental skills. The curriculum has been designed to be progressive, so these 4 areas, and the objectives within them, are built upon throughout each year group so that all topics are revisited and fully embedded.
Characteristics of Effective Learning
We believe that it is important to support our children in how they learn. We believe that it is important to nurture the children's most dominant method of learning and also to encourage them to learn in new ways. Due to this, we assess our children on their Characteristics of Effective Learning in each year group. We follow a Characteristics of Effective Learning Framework to support with this.
For more information about Life Skills at Repton Manor, please contact our Life Skills Leaders, Matt Rawling and Jackie Chambers.
Curriculum Group: Mental Wealth + Physical Health
We teach our children to recognise if they are mentally and physically healthy.
Our Mental Wealth and Physical Health curriculum allows children to:
- Recognise if / how to get help.
- Prepare for lifetime wellness.