The curriculum has been designed to develop a progression of skills and knowledge that build upon prior learning. Curriculum maps show how learning progresses over time across units, subjects and year groups. Links between subjects and units of work are made so children can develop a deeper understanding of concepts, knowledge, skills and vocabulary.
The curriculum is enriched through appropriate visits, experiences and trips that build on the cultural capital of children and develop their understanding of their local area. Special days, events and celebrations highlight wider issues and causes and enhance the curriculum offer.
We work closely with parents as part of a rich community to ensure the school’s vision is shared and supported so children reach their potential.
Our educational offer is progressive and engaging. The broad and balanced curriculum offered at our school allows all children to flourish as they develop their individual interests and talents. The curriculum encourages creativity and for children to be inquisitive about the world and learning.
Regular assessments allow teachers to build on children’s learning and make progress from their individual starting points.
At Derwentwater, we nurture ambition, develop character and build solid foundations for a successful future and life-long love of learning.
At Derwentwater Primary School each class benefits specialist teachers in Music, Sport and Computing. They work alongside class teachers to provide children with a more in-depth education and unique experiences as well as continued development opportunities for our class teachers to ensure we are delivering the very best provision for our pupils.