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
Able to apply skills
|School Theme||2 week
|The Very Best Version of Me|
|Help is at Hand||Unity in the Community||Law and Order||You’re Not Invited|
|School Theme||1 week
|DPC: Over the Rainbow (B)||Happy Families||Rocky the Findosaur||In Your Element|
|Under the Sea||Zero to Hero||A World of Difference||I have a Dream…|
|If You Go Down to the Woods…||Paddington’s Passport||Under Attack/A Right Royal Battle (Saxons/Viking)||Walk Like an Egyptian|
|Happy to be Me||Happily Ever||That’s All Folks||A World of Bright Ideas|
|Active Week||1 week
|Everybody Active Week|
|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:
|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|
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.
In Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) we learn French using Language Angels. Mapped overview coming soon.
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.
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.
We use Herts for Learning Essential Maths as the basis for our maths teaching and learning.
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