Teaching and Learning in Our School

DSCN5299We want children to have a memorable experience at Dove Bank that encourages and inspires them to achieve in life and to aim to exceed their potential. We hope to foster the attitude of wanting to learn as well as needing to learn.

Our Curriculum Aims 

The underpinning principles of our curriculum are committed to providing quality and excellence through an exciting, stimulating environment that stretches and develops the child as a whole.

  • To provide a broad and balanced curriculum that includes our statutory obligations within the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum.
  • To enhance pupils’ individual capabilities, encouraging individuals to become independent, self-motivated and self-disciplined learners and members of school and the community.
  • To encourage lively, enquiring minds and an enthusiasm towards school and education.
  • To build confidence, self-respect, self-esteem and a sense of responsibility in each child; to help pupils to work co-operatively with consideration for others; to encourage pride in our school and community and to establish high standards in work and behaviour.
  • To ensure that our pupils become literate and numerate.
  • To develop enquiry, problem solving and creative skills and IT capability in line with the aims of the National Curriculum.
  • To enable each pupil to develop physical awareness, stressing the values of healthy living and an understanding of the workings of the human body.
  • To develop in pupils a respect for other people’s cultures and origins, and to reject biased attitudes towards sexism, racism and disability.
  • To provide opportunities for spiritual growth. To help children to consider their own beliefs and those of others.
  • To develop an understanding of an ever changing world concerning work, leisure and the environment.

 

DSCF9888Curriculum Provision

Our school has developed its own ‘Curriculum’ which is based on the National Curriculum.

To view a copy of the Government’s National curriculum, click here: Master_final_national_curriculum_220714

 

 

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The Creative Curriculum

Our ‘Creative Curriculum’, which is taught in either a 2 or 4 year rolling programme, aims to foster a life-long love of learning, through adopting a practical and cross-curricular approach to learning.  

At every opportunity we aim to connect learning, and give children real life experiences that they can relate their learning to. We plan using progressive skills in all subjects. These skills underpin everything we do and we believe that if we rigorously drive home knowledge and skills then our children will have the tools needed to be successful independent learners for life.

We also free up additional time in the school day to enrich our children’s learning – our teachers have real freedom to own the curriculum and be truly creative with the learning experiences they give their children. They offer additional opportunities such as French teaching, outdoor lessons and whole class instrumental lessons.

 

Please click on the link below to view the Creative Curriculum titles studied at Dove Bank

CREATIVE CURRICULUM OVERVIEWS KS1 & KS2

 

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Long Term Planning overviews for each subject showing how the ‘programmes of study’ in the National Curriculum are covered year by year:

 

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ART KS2 LTP 2016

COMPUTING CREATIVE CURRICULUM LTP OVERVIEW 2016

DT KS1 3 YR OVERVIEW 2016

DT KS2 4 YR OVERVIEW 2016

French LTP 2016

KS1 & KS2 HISTORY AND GEOG CURRICULUM 2016

MUSIC LTP 2016

PSHE Curriculum Plan 2016

SCIENCE LTP KS1 2016

SCIENCE KS2 LTP 2016

PE LTP 

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Click on the link to open a document which provides information about how individual subjects, such as History or Science, are taught.

Subject Information

 

 

Curriculum Coverage – Topic Mind Maps for Cycle C (Academic Year 2015-16) showing cross-curricular learning

KS1 

Shiver me timbers topic web          London’s Burning           Mad Hatter’s Tea Party C2 

Around the world topic web            Going Green

 

KS2 

Autumn 1 – Lookout In The Blackout       Autumn 2 – On Safari        The Groovy Greeks Mind Map 

Expedition to Canada mind map          Marvellous Mixtures 

 

 

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Curriculum Coverage – Topic Mind Maps for Cycle B (Academic Year 2014-15) showing cross-curricular learning    

KS1  

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside topic web                All creatures great and small Topic Web                A Knight’s Tale

Mrs Armitage’s Vehicles                  Jurassic Park Mind Map                Topic Map C2 – Emergency! Emergency!

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KS2   

Vive La France Mind Map          Romans Mind Map                Flintstones Mind Map               Rock N Roll Mind Map

Eurovision Mind Map             Vicious Vikings Mind Map

 

 

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Curriculum Coverage – Topic Mind Maps for Cycle A (Academic Year 2013-14) showing cross-curricular learning

KS1 

All about me and my friends      Kung Hei Fat Choi      Our Great Exhibition    The Aliens Are Coming   

Starry Night Mind map    Water World topic web 

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KS2  

Keeping healthy mind map    Source To Sea     Victorians Mind Map      Caribbean Cocktail       Marvellous Me 

 

 

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