Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

We follow the National Curriculum which was revised in 2014. If you wish to look at the National Curriculum, a link can be found below. www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum This is the statutory primary National Curriculum, including programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects. English Mathematics Science Art and Design Computing Design and Technology Geography History …

Mathematics

Why do we teach maths? We teach Maths as a creative and inter-connected subject that’s provides solutions to many intriguing problems. We believe that Maths is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. We provide a high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a …

English

At Dewhurst, we recognise the important place that English has in education and society. We strive to provide high quality education in English so that pupils can speak and write fluently in order to communicate their thoughts and feelings to others and through their listening and reading, others can communicate with them. Through reading in …

Science

Science is taught explicitly through a weekly session. The emphasis in Science at Dewhurst is not solely on knowledge; the development of ways children may investigate and solve problems scientifically; predicting, using results and data from tests, drawing conclusions and making links across themes is a priority. We make children aware of environmental issues and …

Computing

Why do we teach computing? At Dewhurst we help pupils to use problem-solving methods and their solutions in ways that a computer could carry out to understand and change the world. Computing links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides an understanding into both natural and artificial systems. The main principal of computing …

Religious Education

Why do we teach RE? Religion and beliefs inform our values and are reflected in what we say and how we behave. RE is an important subject in itself, developing an individual’s knowledge and understanding of the religions and beliefs which form part of our society. Religious education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning …

PSHE/Citizenship

PSHE and Citizenship helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school …

Physical Education

Why do we teach PE? At Dewhurst, we deliver a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport, as well as physically-demanding activities. We aim to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We provide opportunities to compete …

Modern Foreign Language

Why do we learn languages? At Dewhurst, learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures. We believe we offer a high-quality languages education which encourages pupils’ curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. Our lessons enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to …

Music

Why do we teach music? At Dewhurst St Mary we believe that music is a universal language that expresses one of the highest forms of creativity. Our high-quality music lessons engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and grow as musicians. Teaching music allows the children will grow in confidence and gain …

Art and Design

Why do we teach art and design? At Dewhurst St Mary we encourage children to express their creativity through art, craft and design. Our high-quality teaching engages, inspires and challenges the children to develop their creative skills. Through the teaching of art and design, the children will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to …

Design and Technology

Why do we teach design and technology? At Dewhurst St Marys, we believe design and technology is an inspiring subject. It uses creativity and imagination where pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. Children are encouraged to consider their own and others’ needs, wants and values. During their time at Dewhurst, …

History & Geography

Homework Help

Have you tried I am Learning yet? It’s a games based revision system which motivates learners in homework and independent study. All children have a log in!! www.iamlearning.co.uk Would you like to practice your reading? Then log into Lexia or Bug Club using your own login details. Remember with Lexia Core 5 you will need …