Our curriculum, designed using Dimensions Learning Means the World, is organised into themes across pathways of learning and with four underpining world issues – communication, culture, conflict and conservation.
This curriculum is being implemented from February 2020 with the following themes for the Spring and Summer terms:
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From September 2020, a two year rolling programme will be in place with the following themes:
The majority of the National Curriculum is covered through the key themes, with shorter themes ensuring full coverage. Full coverage documents can be requested from the school.
We deliver the Dorset Agreed Syllabus through Discovery RE.
We use the Read, Write Inc phonics programme to teach phonics from reception. Children are assessed regularly and grouped according to the assessment outcomes. Phonics is taught daily by teachers and teaching assistants for half an hour. When needed, additional time is given to individuals.
For reading, we use a range of publishers to encourage a broad range of text types and styles. Alongside our phonics provision, we use Benchmark assessments to identify the best band or phase for children to be able to read independently. Children may also have books which they need some support to fully access.
If you would like further information on our curriculum, please contact the school office to make an appointment or visit the websites below;
Dimensions Curriculum: www.dimensionscurriculum.co.uk
Read Write Inc: www.ruthmiskin.com
Discovery RE: www.discoveryschemeofwork.com