Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Please click on the Parents tab for a more specific term to term curriculum overview for each year group.

We have recently adopted the 'Cornerstone' Curriculum which will give our pupils exciting new themes and help develop their curiosity and independence. 

CURRICULUM MAP FOR YEARS 1-6

CURRICULUM MAP FOR RECEPTION

PROJECT OVERVIEW DENEHOLM PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

Maths Resources

Reading resources

Coming soon.

Writing Resources 

Coming soon. 

PE Curriculum 19/20

PE CURRICULUM WHOLE SCHOOL 19/20


PSHE

RELATIONSHIP/SEXUAL EDUCATION


Reading and Phonics

Children's early reading begins with systematic synthetic phonics teaching using the Letters and Sounds resource.  This allows teachers to pinpoint children's knowledge and understanding of how letters make sounds and these form words.  Levelled books from the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme take allow children to use their phonics skills and develop fluency and independence as readers. As children's confidence grows Accelerated Reader enables teachers to track children's reading interest and skills.

 

Foundation Stage - reception classes (4-5 year olds)

Children in Reception classes follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum, which underpins all future learning by supporting, fostering and promoting children’s development. The Foundation Stage makes a crucial contribution to children’s early development and learning. We provide children with a rich variety of teaching and learning experiences that are appropriate to their needs. The Foundation stage is about developing key learning skills; such as listening, speaking, concentrating, persistence and learning to work and co-operate with others. The seven areas of learning that make up the Foundation Stage Curriculum are:

Prime Areas:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Emotional and Social Development

Specific Areas:

  • Literacy 
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

The outdoor environment is also an important part of thr Foundation Stage curriculum. As such, it is carefully planned for and used all day. 

Key Stage 1 (5-7 year olds) and Key Stage 2 (8-11 year olds)

Core Curriculum Compromises of:

  • English 
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Computing

Children also Study the Following Foundation Subjects:

  • Art and Design 
  • Design and Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Physical Educatoin
  • Personal Social, Health and Citizenship Education
  • French (in key stage 2)

Each child receives a broad and balanced curriculum that is differentiated and takes account of the differing needs and abilities of individuals. As a school we pay particular attention to the acquisition of the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics, which we regard as the essential building blocks for all future learning.