Curriculum

PARENTS' GUIDE TO THE CURRICULUM:  
https://primarysite-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/d66d612d6ee34712bc6f6572b0787afb/6edc/Parents_Complete_Guide.pdf

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW FROM YEARS ONE TO SIX:
Please see document link at the bottom of the page.

PROGRESSION DOCUMENTS FOR READING, WRITING & MATHS:
Please see document links at the bottom of the page.

LINK TO VIDEO ABOUT THE KEY STAGE ONE TESTS 2017:
https://t.co/tkRVI64YMN

LINK TO VIDEO ABOUT THE KEY STAGE TWO TESTS 2017:
https://youtu.be/fC2yhtEtk4o

GLOSSARY OF TERMS FOR THE ENGLISH CURRICULUM: 
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/244216/English_Glossary.pdf

NATIONAL CURRICULUM: SPELLING APPENDIX - see link at bottom of the page.

Curriculum Subjects

RE

As a Christian based school, children participate in collective worship every day. They attend mass every other week and are involved in planning and leading collective worship and Church services.  Children have separate RE lessons, even though everything we do is based on gospel values. As well as learning about their Christian religion and core concepts,  children learn about other important religions of the world. They are encouraged to care for and respect all the people in the school community and to be aware of the need to help others by being involved in various charitable works.

Literacy

There is a strong emphasis on children learning to read and enjoying sharing books and reading. We encourage children to take home books to share with their parents. Children are encouraged to speak to a variety of audiences and take part in performances for children and parents as well as being encouraged to become good listeners by being given the opportunity to listen to a variety of spoken forms.

Writing begins as soon as children enter school. They are encouraged to produce their own independent writing as soon as they are able, to write for a variety of purposes and audiences. As they progress through the school, increased attention is given to handwriting, spelling and punctuation. LIteracy is often also linked to topics, such as castles, Romans, space or the rainforest, so that children have opportunities to apply their Literacy skills to many areas.

Maths

Children are encouraged to enjoy the challenge of Maths and are helped to see its practical applications. Opportunities are constantly given to apply their mathematical learning to real-life situations. Children are encouraged to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, reason mathematically and solve problems. Expectations for each year group are listed in the documents below. The curriculum covers number, measures, geometry and statistics. Our school subscribes to mathletics. Each child recieves an individual log in and they can play games and compete in maths competitions online. It is a great way to get involved in your childs learning.

Science

Children are taught to question, predict, hypothesise, observe, measure and interpret results.

The science curriculum consists of four areas:
1. Science Investigation
2. Life and Living Processes
3. Materials and their uses
4. Physical Processes


Science is often presented through linking to a topic and children are expected to record their findings in a variety of ways

Computing

Children use computers in all areas of their learning from their moments in school. The computers are in constant use and and children progress, they learn to enter, change and extract information from a computer and how to apply their computer skills to a wide range of tasks. They also learn to use digital cameras, video recorders and to use the internet sensibly and safely.

History and Geography

Children study a wide variety of topics throughout their school life. These will include opportunities to study countries around the world, as well as global and local environmental issues. They are taught about a range of historical periods to understand how the world has changed over time. Whenever possible, opportunities are taken to involve children in practical activities to aid their learning, or to take them to places or events which will enhance their understanding.

PE

All children particpate in regular PE lessons every week. These include dance, athletics, cricket, mini rugby, football, gymnastics, tennis and netball. Ths school aims to promote a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and children develop positive attitudes towards individual and team achievements. They develop an understanding of how to improve the skills necessary for successful participation and the need to pay attention to fair play.

Art

Children experience a great variety of different experiences with art. They draw, paint, model using different materials and also look at the works of other artists. They are encouraged to look critically at their own work and to evaluate the work of themselves and others. We are very proud of the standard of the work which goes into our displays around school.

Design & Technology

Many projects are undertaken in DT and children are involved in all the stages of designing and making products. They look at existing products, design and create their own and evaluate the usefulness of what they have created.

Music

Children are taught music throughout the school and are also encouraged to take the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through the 'Music for LIfe' scheme. Pupils sing in assemblies, Church services and in our dramatic productions.

French

Pupils learn French as part of the development of Modern Foreign Languages.

Early Years Foundation Stage

We have a vibrant and dynamic learning environment, both indoors and outdoors, which is used to develop play, exploration, active learning, creativity and critical thinking. A key part of our provision planning is to ensure that children can develop their characteristics of effective learning. This manifests itself within:

Playing and Exploring: how the children investigate things.

Active Learning: how well the children concentrate and remain focused on their goal.

Creating and Thinking Critically: how the children develop their own ideas and make links between their ideas and experiences.

There are three prime areas of learning and development:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

We help the children to build a positive self-image and develop relationships with others. Through a variety of activities we aim to help children to learn how to manage their feelings and understand behavioural expectations.

Communication and  Language.

We support the children in the development of their speaking and listening skills in a language rich environment.

Physical Development

We aim to provide opportunities for the children to develop their co-ordination, control and movement, as well as helping them to understand the importance of healthy living.

Alongside these three key areas are four specific areas which are integrated into the activities we complete to ensure we develop the whole child.

Literacy

We aim to spark the children’s interest in reading and writing through a range of fun, practical activities.

Mathematics

We  encourage  the  development  of   counting  skills,  using  numbers for problem  solving  and  also understanding  of  early  concepts  of  shape,  space and measure.

Understanding the World

The children have opportunity to explore their world through technology, the environment and the wider community.

Expressive Arts and Design

The children experience a range of media and materials and enjoy music making, art work, dance and role play activities.

 

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Contact the School

Duddon St Peter's Primary School

Tarporley Rd
Duddon
Tarporley
Cheshire
CW6 0EL

Head teacher:
Paul Hudson B. Ed., NPQH

Main Contact: Julie Novak

Tel: 01829 781366
Fax: 01829 781140
admin@dstp.cheshire.sch.uk