At Devonshire we believe that learning should be exciting and purposeful. When children are immersed in their learning they make great progress, and having a chance to share their own ideas and work with a teacher to investigate and develop these, means they grow in confidence and independence.
It is our aim to provide a Curriculum that will deepen children’s knowledge in all subjects and give them rich experiences that capture their interest and motivate learning.
Science and Foundation subjects are taught discreetly and these are interwoven across a term to give opportunity to introduce new knowledge and embed this, whilst making links to other subjects and deepening children’s understanding of the knowledge that they gain. Within this process, teachers will use recall and review exercises to help children to remember key knowledge.
We use a Learning Challenge Outcome to provide purpose and make links with our community and the wider world. Outcomes may be charitable, for example Y1 raise money for the WWF after learning about Animals Everywhere and Nursery collect toys for a children’s hospital when they find out about People who help us; or it could be a display of the knowledge they have gained, for example Y2 create a museum of significant people, Change Makers, to invite their parents along to; or could involve a performance to parents, as Reception do after learning a repertoire of Stories and Rhymes. These challenge outcomes are varied and help to make the links between the discreet subjects.
To find out more about our curriculum please speak to your child’s class teacher or a member of the school leadership team.