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Teaching & Learning 2018-09-17T11:21:47+00:00

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; 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

In our school Foundation class is called Little Owls.  Children enjoy exploring the inside and outside environments, making new friends and taking the first steps into education. This class is taught by Mrs Harvey, with support from Miss Roberts. Phonics begins with ‘Jolly Phonics’, a visual, kinaesthetic and auditory approach to introduce children to initial sounds. View the Curriculum Overview here.

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A week of PE Enrichment.

By | June 8th, 2018|Categories: Foundation, Home, News, Sport, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6|Comments Off on A week of PE Enrichment.

All children enjoyed an extra Physical Education lesson this week from a team of specialist sports coaches.  The Junior children tried their hand at fencing and archery.  The specialised kit helped pupils parry their [...]

Year 1

In Year 1 we begin to formalise the nature of the children’s learning using a mixture of focused teaching and free practical activities to aid the transition from Foundation Stage. Taught by Mr Jackson.  The class is supported by Miss Davis, who has followed the children from Foundation class, to aid their transition.  At this point children have a daily phonics lesson in small, focused ability groups; this continues into Year 2.  The scheme we follow is ‘Letters and Sounds’.  View the Curriculum Overview here or view the maths overview here.

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HASP Multi-Sports Festival Year 1 and 2.

By | June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Home, News, Sport, Year 1, Year 2|Comments Off on HASP Multi-Sports Festival Year 1 and 2.

We had a great morning of Sport at Haddenham St Marys School.  We went to take part in athletics.  It was very hot and fun.  There were eight teams mixed up from all the [...]

Year 2

Year 2 concludes the children’s Key Stage 1 education and is taught by Miss Holdford, supported by Miss Wootton. The children continue to have a daily phonics lesson in small, focused ability groups; this follows on from their experience in Year 1. The scheme followed is ‘Letters and Sounds’.  View the Curriculum Overview here or view the maths overview here.

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 are taught by Mrs Chaplin, who has moved with the class from Year 2 at the Infant site; with support from Mrs Slade, Mrs Terry and Mrs Clark. 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.

Year 4

Year 4 is taught by Mr Mackriell, with support from Mrs Terry, Mrs Clark and Mrs Slade.  Building upon the Key Stage 2 structures established in Year 3 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.

Year 5

Year 5 marks the arrival of our pupils into upper Key stage 2. Taught by Mrs Reed, Mrs Brogan and training teacher Mrs Conyers.  The class are supported by Miss Knowler.  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.

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Dancing for Darcey Bussell-Competition finalists

By | July 4th, 2018|Categories: Home, News, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6|Comments Off on Dancing for Darcey Bussell-Competition finalists

A huge congratulations to Mrs Brogan and Miss Wootton's dance troupe who performed in The Whizz Fizz Fest dance finale.  Darcey Bussell judged the finalists and although we didn't win (this time) she clearly [...]

Year 6

Year 6 are being taught by Mrs Bowman, with support from Mrs Stevenson. 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.

407, 2018

Dancing for Darcey Bussell-Competition finalists

By | July 4th, 2018|Categories: Home, News, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6|Comments Off on Dancing for Darcey Bussell-Competition finalists

A huge congratulations to Mrs Brogan and Miss Wootton's dance troupe who performed in The Whizz Fizz Fest dance finale.  Darcey Bussell judged the finalists and although we didn't win (this time) she clearly [...]