At Cuddington & Dinton CE School we are very proud of our creative, topic-based curriculum. We continually evolve our provision to incorporate the specific needs of our children and current events  both locally and around the world. Whilst the curriculum content is important, we know the significance of skills and strategies that our children will need in their continuing education and lives ahead and so we explore the key aspects of growth mindset and the value of learning through challenge. Working in paired classes throughout the school, staff strive to provide memorable and effective learning experiences, enriched by visits on and off site and by working with our own specialist staff. The curriculum we deliver is very child-centred, involving our pupils in the planning process whereby, through the questions and curiosity generated, they welcome further opportunities to extend their learning through project-based learning and open homework tasks.

Foundation           Year 1           Year 2           Year 3           Year 4           Year 5           Year 6

Foundation

The foundation stage begins when children reach the age of three, when children might attend a nursery setting. The final year of the Foundation stage is when children are in a Reception class of a primary school and prepares children for learning in their future school career. Taught by Mrs Place, the class is supported by Mrs Simpson and Mrs Herbert. View the Curriculum Overview here.
102, 2017

Happy Chinese New Year!

Last week the Infant children learnt about and celebrated Chinese New Year. They made traditional lanterns, found out about the different animal years and even did some Chinese dancing. 新年快乐!

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Year 1

In Year 1 we begin to formalise the nature of the children’s learning using a mixture of focussed teaching and free practical activities to aid the transition from Foundation Stage. Taught by Mrs Venn, the class is supported by Mrs Slade and Miss Roberts. View the Curriculum Overview here or view the maths overview here.
811, 2016

Waddesdon Christmas

Visitors to Waddesdon Manor this Christmas must look out for the Christmas Tree our Infant children designed and made. Our contribution to the seasonal decorations will be displayed on the stairs as you exit the […]

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Year 2

Year 2 concludes the children’s Key Stage 1 education. Taught by Mrs Wilde and trainee Mrs Brogan, the class is supported by Mrs Slade and Miss Roberts. View the Curriculum Overview here or view the maths overview here.
811, 2016

Waddesdon Christmas

Visitors to Waddesdon Manor this Christmas must look out for the Christmas Tree our Infant children designed and made. Our contribution to the seasonal decorations will be displayed on the stairs as you exit the […]

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Year 3

Year 3 marks the beginning of a new phase in the children’s lives as they move from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2. They will be taught by Mrs Baker and trainee Mrs Chaplin. Year 3 works in tandem with Year 4 on joint and cross-curricular topics. View the Curriculum Overview here or view the maths overview here.
901, 2017

Revolting Recipes

Year 3 and 4 invited their parents to a grand Autumn term topic finale for a tea party inspired by Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes. Instead of serving up Dragon’s Blood and Bird Poo, they decided to share their […]

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Year 4

Building upon the Key Stage 2 structures established in Year 3, Year 4 is taught by Miss Mitchell and continues to raise expectation and increase independence. Year 4 works in tandem with Year 3 on joint and cross-curricular topics. View the Curriculum Overview here or view the maths overview here.
901, 2017

Revolting Recipes

Year 3 and 4 invited their parents to a grand Autumn term topic finale for a tea party inspired by Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes. Instead of serving up Dragon’s Blood and Bird Poo, they decided to share their […]

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Year 5

Year 5 marks the arrival of our pupils into upper Key stage 2. Taught by Miss Osborn, the children are encouraged to develop their independence further and to begin thinking more openly about their learning. Year 5 works in tandem with Year 6 on joint and cross-curricular topics. View the Curriculum Overview here or view the maths overview here.
1901, 2017

Sweet Science

Year 5 are carrying out experiments to collect data and statistics over time, exploring different materials and how their form can be changed. This experiment involved investigating how the temperature of water affected the time […]

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Year 6

Year 6 are being taught by Mrs Pearce and Mr Tomson. The children develop further responsibilities and independence in preparation for the transfer to secondary school. Year 6 aim high, work hard and enjoy their learning. Year 6 works in tandem with Year 5 on joint and cross-curricular topics. View the Curriculum Overview here or view the maths overview here.
2109, 2016

Marathon Mayhem

On Monday, Years 5 and 6 re-enacted the Battle of Marathon as part of their Ancient Greek history topic. Like true warriors we braved the weather although the drizzle did limit the effectiveness of our newspaper […]

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