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Our Curriculum

  

The National Curriculum can be accessed on our homepage.

 Under the "Pupils" tab, each year group has links to curriculum information sheets for each half term.

Our exciting and engaging school curriculum includes the statutory National Curriculum, Religious Education, Sex Education in Year 6 and lots of opportunities for wider experiences.  We offer a broad and balanced curriculum, which is underpinned by British Values and personal, social and health education.  

Our award winning "Honeysuckle" pastoral team comprises of a learning mentor, a community liaison worker and two behaviour support workers.  Honeysuckle provides social and emotional support for groups of children and many parents.

Dalton School works closely with local Secondary Schools not only to offer extended transition programmes but also to benefit from specialist teaching in subjects such as French, Science, Higher Level Mathematics, PE and Music - for example, our Year 5 children are currently learning to play the steel drums, which sound amazing.

Some subjects in our school curriculum are taught discretely, although we make cross curricular links where appropriate. Our Topic Work is centred around a History or Geography focus, as can be seen in our Long Term Topic Plan below.

Active Learn Wordsmith and Abacus Evolve are schemes of work that we sometimes use for our English and Mathematics teaching.  We do not follow them fully, as we adapt our teaching according to cross curricular links, the children's interests, learning needs and topical issues.

Our English curriculum is evolving and is now more focused on class book studies.  We have recently completed a whole school study on Athony Browne's, "Voices In The Park".  The reading responses and writing that each year group has produced are inspirational.  Below are examples of work from "Voices In The Park":

 Long Term Plan - Discrete Subjects

Topic Long Term Plan - Focused on History and Geography skills

 Year 1Inns Continuous Curriculum Yearly Overview