What is special about Linthorpe?
This year, Linthorpe Primary school opened its amazing new specialist teaching classrooms (an Art Studio, a Music Room and Computing Lab) where pupils are taught by expert specialist teachers.
In the Art Studio, children from Years 1 to 6 are given an enhanced curriculum offer, where pupils work creatively on developing and nurturing their artistic talents. The children have the opportunity to work with a wide range of art mediums and media across the full range of art and design areas of learning, including drawing, printing, painting, sculpture, digital media, textiles and collage. Children develop a wide range of art and design skills and techniques, whilst having the freedom and confidence to get creative and to experiment!
We want our pupils at Linthorpe to be engaged and inspired in their art lessons, and so we introduce them to a broad range artists, craftspeople and designers.
In the Computing Lab, pupils from Years 1 to 6 are taught by an expert computing teacher and enjoy an ambitious and progressive curriculum that focuses on the ‘Big Ideas’ of computing which include: the impact of computing, data and information, creative media, presenting, computer systems and networks and programming. Our goal is that all children at LCPS become confident computational thinkers and have the technological skills needed to succeed in a technological advancing world.
In the Music Room, children are taught how to think, work and communicate like a musician and in doing so, they engage with music from a variety of genres, cultures and historical periods. We are committed to offering the children as many opportunities as possible to become confident musicians and we adopt a practical approach, using singing and instruments throughout our curriculum to bring music to life. Our specialist music teacher, who studied opera at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, leads music lessons for each year group in our specialist Music Room. Each unit of work centres around a themed song. From teaching opera to homeless people to running GP choirs, Mrs Smith has witnessed the transformational effects singing can have on individuals and communities. Singing is one of the LCPS curriculum ‘key drivers’ as we know that singing has significant benefits for mental well-being.