At Katherines our pupils experience a breath of subjects from specialist in their field. Subjects such as Art, Music and PE are timetabled into our weekly curriculum.
Through specialist teaching pupils at Katherines are exposed to a wide range of sports, hobbies and activities from cricket to water polo and from Boccia to curling. They develop in sportsmanship, leadership, execution and tactical awareness. The vast amount of sporting activities gives pupils the chance to experience a wide range of options before making choices and then taking their interest further in the wider community.
Art specialist teaching opens the creative world to our pupils and often links to a wider context being explored in other subjects. Pupils begin to think critically and develop their visual literacy. They explore culturally and ethnically diverse artists - the world is bursting with fascinating individuals who represent themselves in a variety of ways. Art explores many of these. Pupils develop their fine motor skills and feel pride when completing a unit and are able to show their outcome. Much of the art can be seen on displays throughout the corridors at Katherines.
At Katherines we believe that teaching children music regularly can lead to better brain development. Music stimulates the brain and connect with other people. Music allows pupils the opportunity to learn in a cross curricular way linking reading, maths and history to name but a few subjects. Music has also be been proven to help relieve stress. As you walk through the corridors of Katherines music of all genres is played to ensure that our pupils are calm and relaxed; ready for the next venture.