Deansbrook Infant School Curriculum Intent
At Deansbrook Infant School, every child is recognised as a unique individual and an inclusive culture is at the heart of everything we do. We celebrate and welcome differences within our diverse school community. Our intention is that our curriculum inspires children to learn, extends opportunity, raises aspiration and enables our children to develop perseverance and live happy, healthy and productive lives.
We use our School Values to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success. We ensure our children move onto the junior school as confident, independent young people.
We provide all pupils with equal access to a rich, broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum matched well to their ages, abilities, interests, attitudes and needs.
In the Early Years the staff prepare the children for their educational career by fostering a love of learning through exciting, inspirational, challenging experiences that motivate the children.
In KS1 exciting topics are introduced through WOW events such as an explorers day, ice sculptures and a snail conference. We build on previous knowledge and tailor our teaching to ensure that they are challenged.
We increase pupil’s knowledge, skills and understanding as they grow and develop and provide a wealth of opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom. Children can immerse in the world around them, and enhance their learning through hands on experiences.
We promote a love of reading through whole school daily guided reading sessions, reading breakfasts for children to attend with their parents, and staff who share their passion for reading with their children. Every Friday morning parents are invited to come into school to read with their children in class
The school recognises the value of a partnership between home and school and encourages parental involvement. Workshops take place every year in phonics, writing, reading comprehension and maths to demonstrate to parents the methods taught at school so they can support their children at home.
We aim to provide our children with the cultural capital they need to succeed in life. This capital is introduced through visits, visitors and events such as visits to Windsor Castle, the seaside, the theatre and celebrations of the many cultures and religions represented by our school community.
We value the importance of experiences beyond the curriculum such as taking part in sports events and offering a range of after school clubs to nurture and extend the childrens’ skills and talents.