Here at Dersingham VA Primary School, we take pride in providing a creative topic-based curriculum that inspires our children to develop a range of skills and real enjoyment of learning; and has excited us as staff to deliver quality teaching and learning opportunities. We provide a creative curriculum that encompasses core and foundation subjects and enables us to provide a high standard of teaching and learning.
We aim to foster a life-long love of learning, through adopting a highly practical, skills-based cross-curricular approach. Our Creative Curriculum aims to deliver an engaging, exciting and relevant twenty-first-century education that will equip our children with the skills required to be independent and responsible citizens.
We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.
Alongside our curriculum we have a clear progression framework, which allows us to track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.
Power of Reading
In addition to our creative curriculum, our school is a Power of Reading school. Power of Reading raises engagement and attainment in reading and writing; exploring high-quality children's texts in depth.
The teaching sequences provide meaningful contexts and purposes for writing and as a result, children at our school thoroughly enjoy reading and exploring texts.
For more information about Power of Reading, please speak to your class teacher, Mrs Harmer or have a look at the website.
White Rose Maths
As a school, we have decided to follow White Rose Maths for children in EYFS, Key Stage One and Key Stage 2. The White Rose schemes of learning are designed to support a mastery approach to teaching and learning, as well as to support the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum.
The White Rose schemes have number at the heart and a lot of time is spent reinforcing number to build competency. It also provides opportunities to build reasoning and problem solving into each lesson.
White Rose believes that all children, who are introduced to a concept, should have the opportunity to build on their abilities by following a concrete-pictorial-abstract approach.
Concrete – children should have the opportunity to use concrete objects to help them understand what they are doing.
Pictorial – alongside this children should use pictorial representations. These representations can then be used to help reason and solve problems.
Abstract – both concrete and pictorial representations should support children’s understanding of abstract methods.