At Downsell we pride ourselves in the high standards of achievement, of our pupils. We believe in offering a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the individual learning styles of all.
We firmly believe that without enjoyment you cannot have excellence; so we strive to deliver a curriculum that allows for natural creativity and innovation.
The school teaches the curriculum through subjects and has produced detailed schemes of work for each subject. Due to the nature of the National Curriculum we do not plan to teach every subject every week, but have devised an overall plan that ensures the delivery of the whole curriculum during the time that the children are with us.
The school is divided into seven year groups
, with three classes in each year group. Each term, the three class teachers work together to identify the learning objectives and units to be covered during that term. These are taken from the school’s scheme of work for each of the National Curriculum subjects. This means that all the children in each year group are taught the same skills and knowledge. Children are assessed on a regular basis – formally and informally.
Children with identified learning difficulties, whether as an individual or as part of a group, are given extra support within the classroom and may occasionally be withdrawn for specialist intervention.
For more information on the curriculum, please click below:
(Taken from the parent handbook)
-Primary National Curriculum.pdf-
-Year 1 Curriculum Overview 2016-2017.docx-
-Year 3 Curriculum.docx-
-Year 4 Curriculum.docx-
-Year 6 Curriculum.doc-
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