Teaching & Learning

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Teaching & Learning 2017-09-28T14:47:39+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 and Miss Davies.  View the Curriculum Overview here.

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 Mrs Venn and Miss Good.  The class is supported by Mrs Herbert. View the Curriculum Overview here or view the maths overview here.

Year 2

Year 2 concludes the children’s Key Stage 1 education and is taught by Mrs Chaplin, supported by Miss Wootton. 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 will be taught by Mrs Brogan, with support from Mrs Slade, Mrs Terry and Mrs Conyers. 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 Miss Mitchell, with support from Mrs Conyers 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 Miss Osborn, with support from Mrs Arnott and Mrs Stevenson.  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.

Year 6

Year 6 are being taught by Mrs Pearce and Mrs Reed, with support from Mrs Stevenson and Mrs Arnott. 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.