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Curriculum

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Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

English and Phonics

We ensure there is a a systematic approach to the teaching of early reading and synthetic phonics which gives our children the foundations for learning and ensures that all children learn to read words and simple sentences accurately by the end of Reception.

We teach daily, high quality phonics sessions following the Read Write Inc. (RWI) Phonics programme. We use a range of phonics resources to ensure we meet the different needs and learning styles of our children and in some instances, the children may be organised into RWI phonics groups based on their ability.

The children experience a wealth of activities, learn new grapheme-phoneme correspondences (GPCs) and revise and build upon those already learnt. The children also develop the skills of blending and segmenting and are taught to apply these skills when they encounter new words. This is supported by practice in reading books consistent with their developing phonic knowledge and skills.

Interventions are in place for those children who find phonics tricky. The impact of these interventions are monitored and reviewed regularly.

Reading

Reading lies at the heart of the curriculum at Doddiscombsleigh Primary School. We believe that reading is key for academic success and are dedicated to enabling our pupils to become lifelong readers. We promote reading for pleasure as part of our reading curriculum and give all children the opportunity to develop their love of reading, encouraging pupils to read widely across both fiction and non-fiction genres. Reading is identified as a key priority on our School Improvement Plan, to enable children to access the full curriculum and ensure that, by the end of their primary education, all pupils are able to read fluently, and with confidence, in all subjects.

Maths

At Doddiscombsleigh Primary School, we promote enjoyment of mathematic through practical, exploration and discussion, helping children to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics.

We provide pupils with the mathematical fluency and confidence to carry out a range of mathematical problems and solve them by utilising reasoning and problem-solving skills. We aim for pupils at Doddiscombsleigh Primary School to display positive approaches to mathematics and develop attitudes that embrace challenges. As a school we are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of Maths in the wider world and that they are also able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives in a range of different contexts.

We are passionate that children should be encouraged to be active participants in maths lessons demonstrating or explaining a concept orally, visually, concretely and abstractly. creating an environment where they feel comfortable to share their thinking, question one another; agree and disagree by justifying their decisions and working together collaboratively.

We teach pupils to be fluent in recognising relationships and making connections. By doing this, pupils will develop a conceptual understanding of the subject. We ensure a clear progression by using the White Rose Maths scheme of work. Mastery, challenges, reasoning and problem solving is integral to all lessons at Doddiscombsleigh Primary School in order to provide a deeper and richer learning environment.

Learning Challenge Curriculum

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At Doddiscombsleigh Primary School, we aim to provide our pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum, full of rich opportunities for them to develop their skills in many different areas. Our core values of aspiration, resilience, kindness and respect, underpin our curriculum and sit at the heart of teaching and learning throughout the school in all subjects. Children are encouraged to be thoughtful, creative and resilient learners who develop independent learning skills from a young age, as well as a love of learning and an understanding of their role as global citizens in our ever-changing world. 

 At Doddiscombsleigh Primary School, we have adopted the principles of the Learning Challenge Curriculum (LCC). The LCC is built upon the principle of greater learner involvement in their work. It requires deep thinking and encourages curiosity through the use of an interesting and thought-provoking question as the starting point for learning. Subjects are brought together in themes and links between subjects are made wherever possible, including allowing for the children’s application of English and mathematic skills. This imaginative curriculum approach successfully builds upon pupils’ knowledge and skills as they move through the school and is carefully aligned to the locality of the school, making it relevant for the children at our school. Ultimately, the aim of our curriculum is to foster a love of learning for life within our children. 

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Our Key Vision

To consistently provide the highest quality coaching experience so that the potential of the student can be achieved.  Coaches will provide high standards of conduct, behavioural management, fun sessions and be inclusive for all.

Achieve4All will work tirelessly to ensure that the needs of the client and student are met and that we are helping development of not only the student but the staff as well. Coaches will go the extra mile.

Further information regarding our curriculum

Curriculum Documents

Long Term Planning 2021

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