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.
911, 2016

Little Owls Remember

This week the Little Owls have been learning about Remembrance Day and how poppies are a symbol for us all to remember. We made beautiful poppies that are now on display in our outside learning […]

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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.
111, 2016

Diwali Day

We began the morning listening to the story of Rama and Sita and finding out why Diwali is celebrated.  Over the course of the day we all had a try at four different activities:  Making […]

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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.
111, 2016

Diwali Day

We began the morning listening to the story of Rama and Sita and finding out why Diwali is celebrated.  Over the course of the day we all had a try at four different activities:  Making […]

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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.
2309, 2016

Help Needed!

Dear Parents,
Do you have information that might help us?
Have you seen anything peculiar written in a strange language?
Your School Needs You!
Years 3 and 4 have discovered a strange note that was hidden inside a snack […]

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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.
2309, 2016

Help Needed!

Dear Parents,
Do you have information that might help us?
Have you seen anything peculiar written in a strange language?
Your School Needs You!
Years 3 and 4 have discovered a strange note that was hidden inside a snack […]

Read More

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.
901, 2017

Groovy Greek Finale

After a day of themed activities, Years 5 and 6 rounded off their Autumn term topic by performing their Greek dances and a version of the Hercules story which they had written in rhyme! Greek […]

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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.
2608, 2016

A Fond Farewell

Like every year, a bittersweet end as we say farewell to our Year 6 Leavers and send them onto their new Secondary Schools. Our Leavers service was a lovely opportunity to share with our Year 6 […]

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