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Teaching Aims and the Curriculum

Denaby Main Primary Academy aims to provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated to provide for varied abilities. This includes a variety of exciting, first-hand experiences to enable children to acquire appropriate skills, knowledge and understanding preparing them for today’s world. Through the provision of a stimulating environment, children will develop to their full potential academically, socially and physically.

Our curriculum incorporates the requirements of the National Curriculum, which sets out the core subjects of Maths, English and Science along with ICT, PE, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Religious Education and MFL. The teaching of phonics is delivered through the Read, Write, Inc scheme. We also teach Citizenship, Personal, Social and Health Education, attaching great importance to the development of social skills. As well as teaching core lessons separately, we believe that a creative, knowledge based, thematic curriculum where areas of learning are linked motivates children to learn more effectively and develop personal skills transferable across lessons and useful in wider life. The curriculum encourages children to develop self-discipline and responsibility and to work collaboratively with others.

The curriculum is underpinned by our core values (Respect, Empathy, Aspiration, Contribution and Happiness) incorporating British Values and these are taught through other areas of the curriculum, including assemblies. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils is taught throughout the curriculum.