Our Curriculum

Curriculum Statement

Our curriculum has been designed using Dimensions Learning Means the World and across a two year cycle. Each year there are four main themes, each with an underpinning world issue of conflict, culture, communication or conservation. Other, shorter themes on our curriculum cycle ensure that we have full National Curriculum coverage and enrichment opportunities. We introduced this curriculum in February 2020 and have been delighted to see how well our children have engaged with all aspects of learning.

2021-2022 sees us on Cycle B. The theme overview can be seen here:

Cycle B 2021-2022

Explorers

(EYFS)

Pathfinders

(KS1)

Adventurers

(Lower KS2)

Navigators

(Upper KS2)

Experimental

Curious

Confident

Co-operative

Innovative

Decisive

Creative

Independent

Brave

Risk-Taker

Resilient

Prepared

Leaders

Able to apply skills

Overcomers

Focused

School Theme 2 week

6.9.2021-17.9.2021

The Very Best Version of Me
Theme 1

Conflict

7 weeks

20.9.2021-12.11.2021

Help is at Hand Unity in the Community Law and Order You’re Not Invited
School Theme 1 week

15.11.2021

Enterprise Week
Curriculum 3 weeks

22.11.2021-10.12.2021

DPC: Over the Rainbow (B) Happy Families Rocky the Findosaur In Your Element
Additional 1 week

13.12.2021

Christmas
Theme 2

Culture

6.5 weeks

3.1.2022-18.2.2022

Under the Sea Zero to Hero A World of Difference I have a Dream…
Curriculum 3 weeks

28.2.2022-18.3.2022

If You Go Down to the Woods… Paddington’s Passport Under Attack/A Right Royal Battle (Saxons/Viking) Walk Like an Egyptian
Theme 3

 Communication

7 weeks

21.3.2022-20.5.2022

Happy to be Me Happily Ever That’s All Folks A World of Bright Ideas
Active Week 1 week

23.5.2022

Everybody Active Week
Theme 4

 Conservation

7 weeks

7.6.2022-21.7.2022

No Place Like Home Light Up the World Under the Canopy Global Warning

 

The curriculum for each phase has been mapped, these can be seen below:

Class: Explorers Pathfinders Adventurers Navigators
Year groups: EYFS KS1: Years 1 and 2 LKS2: Years 3 and 4 UKS2: Years 5 and 6
Cycle A: Explorers Curriculum Overview A Pathfinders Curriculum Overview A  Adventurers Curriculum Overview A Navigators Curriculum Overview A
Cycle B   (2021-2022) Explorers Curriculum Overview B  Pathfinders Curriculum Overview B Adventurers Curriculum Overview B Navigators Curriculum Overview B

 

Religious Education

We deliver the Dorset Agreed Syllabus through Discovery RE. Aspects of RE are also taught as part of the Dimensions based curriculum above. Mapped overview coming soon.

French

In Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) we learn French using Language Angels. Mapped overview coming soon.

Phonics

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.

Reading

Alongside Read, Write Inc phonics based books, we use books from a range of publishers, promoting a broad range of reading opportunities. We assess children throughout their reading journey, ensuring that books are matched to decoding ability and also provided for enjoyment, supported or guided reading and challenge.

Maths

We use Herts for Learning Essential Maths as the basis for our maths teaching and learning.

English

Talk for Writing is used to inform our planning in English. We learn spellings using Read, Write Inc as well as the spelling of high frequency words through our own bespoke spelling package.

 

If you would like further information on our curriculum, please contact the school office.

 

Dimensions Curriculum: www.dimensionscurriculum.co.uk

Read Write Inc: www.ruthmiskin.com

Discovery RE: www.discoveryschemeofwork.com

 

Want to contact us?

Feel free to give us a call during school hours, or send us an email using the address provided.

Please contact Niamh Vercoe or Georgie Morton in the school office.


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