Our curriculum encompasses everything that our children experience, both in and out of the classroom. Special events, visitors and visits are planned to fit in with a sequence of work or whole school theme in order to enhance the acquisition of knowledge.
Our primary aim is for children to become literate and numerate, and to have developed essential knowledge across the whole curriculum.
Reading is a major priority. Our curriculum provides many opportunities for pupils to be taught reading skills, practise their reading and be read to, enabling them to develop a wider vocabulary and a richer understanding of the words encountered, in order that they become fluent readers who are then able to access the wider curriculum and enjoy books.
In all subject areas, we follow the guidelines set out in the National Curriculum and the East Riding RW Syllabus to develop a core knowledge amongst our learners, allowing teachers to develop purposeful and stimulating lessons.
Through the planning of sequenced learning activities, delivered as thematic or stand alone subject learning, pupils are supported to develop specific skills and remember essential and connected knowledge, building their long term memory.
It is our intention that our curriculum, which is bound together by our ethos of ‘Caring, Learning and Sharing' and British Values, will provide pupils with the understanding needed to be successful and confident members of our modern society.
We aim for ‘Success for all’ which can look different for different pupils but ensures that they leave DJS having made progress as learners from their own starting points.
We support our children to give them the necessary skills and strategies to be happy and confident learners. Our curriculum is ambitious for all of our learners including those with SEND and our disadvantaged pupils; extra support and/or resources are provided where necessary to close individual learning gaps. We aim for ‘Success for all’ which can look different for different pupils but ensures that they leave DJS having made progress as learners from their own starting points.
For more detailed information on each subject area, please look at our individual subject pages.