Curriculum

Topics are delivered across the school to link learning and bring it to life. The topics chosen are regularly reviewed to ensure they cover statutory requirements, build upon core skills and knowledge and very importantly are enjoyable for the children. Click here for the whole school curriculum overview grid.

Art

At Deanshanger Primary School, our aim is to deliver a high-quality art and design education. We believe art should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation... read more here

British Values

The leadership, staff and governors of Deanshanger Primary School take extremely seriously our responsibility to develop our pupils’ awareness of what it means to be British. We aim to do this through explicit consideration of the overarching values identified above but also through curriculum activities that promote a fuller understanding. Specifically in History children will learn about the key events and people that shaped our society and locality; Geography will give them an understanding of the physical attributes of the United Kingdom on a local and national scale; RE and PSHE provide opportunities to explore the principles by which we and others in the country and local community live our lives...read more here

Computing statement

At Deanshanger Primary School we believe that Computing and the use of ICT is central to the education of all children. We aim to give each pupil the opportunity to apply and develop their technological understanding and skills across a wide range of situations and tasks. Pupils are encouraged to develop a confident and safe approach to Computing and the use of ICT, with the understanding of the capabilities and flexibility of their resources...read more here

Design Technology

Design and Technology (DT) is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils from Foundation Stage to Year 6 design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values...read more here

Eco School

Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life. Eco-Schools can help enhance the curriculum and get the whole school united behind something important; read more here

English Language

In our English teaching we aim to develop pupils’ abilities to communicate effectively in speech and writing, to listen with understanding and to become enthusiastic and responsive readers.

Pupils’ abilities are developed within an integrated programme of speaking and listening, reading and writing. This is usually implemented through a daily English lesson for Years 1 to 6, and is linked to the year group topic whenever appropriate.

Children are encouraged to speak clearly, fluently and with confidence in groups of varying sizes and ages and to listen and respond to other people. Drama is used whenever possible which helps in bringing the curriculum to life. Children also perform poetry. This can be individually or as part of a group...read more here

French

French is taught in a whole-class setting, by the class teacher or language specialist. The Catherine Cheater scheme of work for French and CGP Salut also provide a wealth of ideas...read more here

Geography

At Deanshanger Primary School, our aim is to deliver a high-quality geography education, which stimulates pupils thinking about the world and its people. Teaching equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As our pupils progress, they will deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments...read more here

History

In history, we aim to develop the children's knowledge and general understanding of history across a range of historical periods. This aspect of the curriculum will focus on the children's own history along with history of the village stretching through to national and global periods in history. Children will learn through a range of approaches to bring the history to life and enhances their understanding. Individual year groups are encouraged to include other historical events and periods beyond the Normans especially if it develops the children's knowledge and understanding. An example of this is World War I within Year 5...read more here

Maths at Deanshanger Primary School

Using the Abacus scheme to help us each child has specific mathematical teaching appropriate for their age and ability. Lessons, activities and the learning environment enable children to be numerate, solve problems and apply their mathematical skills across the curriculum...read more here

Music

At Deanshanger Primary School, our aim is to deliver a high-quality musical education.  We believe that music enables children to better understand the world as music reflects the culture and society we live in.  Music provides the children with a unique method of communicating their ideas and understanding...read more here

Physical Education

At Deanshanger, we believe that PE is a very important part of the curriculum as it not only promotes a healthy and active lifestyle but teaches the key values of teamwork, honesty, self-belief, passion, determination and respect...read more here

PSHE

In PSHE we aim to offer children the opportunity to express their thoughts, ideas and emotions about important issues in school, home and society. PSHE is taught using the Northamptonshire PSHE Scheme of work in Foundation Stage, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.  The scheme is underpinned by Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning...read more here

Religious Education

Religious Education (RE) is a compulsory subject in the national curriculum. It is an important curriculum subject in its own right and also makes a unique contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils and supports wider community cohesion...read more here

Science

Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies their curiosity with knowledge. Because science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels. Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling. Pupils learn to question and discuss science-based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world...read more here

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Across the school we ensure that all children’s needs are catered for, allowing for them to be involved in all aspects of the curriculum. This is delivered in a number of different ways from differentiated lessons, specific small group interventions and one to one support to develop a specific aspect of a child’s learning need.  A provision map for each year group shows the additional support being delivered to meet the needs in that year group...read more here

Assessment

We believe that effective assessment provides information to improve teaching and learning. We give learners regular feedback on their learning so that they understand what it is that they need to do better. This allows us to base our lesson plans on a detailed knowledge of each pupil. We give parents regular written and verbal reports on their child’s progress so that teachers, children and parents are all working together to raise standards for all our children. Currently we are in a transition period, since the removal of National Curriculum Levels descriptors and the implementation of the New Curriculum... read more here

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Address

Deanshanger Primary School,
The Green,
Deanshanger,
Northamptonshire,
MK19 6HJ
Tel: 01908 268920
Fax: 01908 261023
To contact the school office, email bursar@deanshanger.northants-ecl.gov.uk
To contact the Headteacher, email head@deanshanger.northants-ecl.gov.uk