Curriculum Statement

At Denton, our aim is for the pupils to reach their potential and to develop the qualities they need in today's world to achieve success and happiness in life.

We are very proud of our rich and varied curriculum here at Denton; we are confident that it enables pupils to not only excel in reading, writing and mathematics, but also develops their knowledge, skills and understanding across a wide range of subjects.

Barriers to learning are removed and we provide suitable learning experiences and challenges that respond to diverse needs, while covering a variety of exciting, first-hand experiences. We want our pupils to be successful, motivated, independent and cooperative learners in readiness for the next stage in their education and in their future lives.

Our curriculum:

  • Is inclusive and responsive to allow every child to achieve their potential;
  • Reflects children's interests and the world in order to make learning relevant and personal;
  • Is interactive and fun to develop children's creativity and collaboration.

The Denton Curriculum is organised into clear topic themes for each year group. These themes enable pupils to practise, develop, refine and apply skills across the range of subjects. As well as the statutory curriculum, we provide additional opportunities for children to deepen and enhance their learning experience here at Denton. These include:

  • Recorder lessons for Y4 and Ukulele lessons for Y5;
  • Swimming lessons for Y4;
  • 'Empiribox' Science scheme of work for KS2; pupils get opportunities to use specialist equipment and learn scientific concepts in a highly practical and 'hands-on' context;
  • 'Forest School' weekly sessions in Y5 (soon KS2);
  • Weekly Computing lessons with our highly-skilled specialist ICT teacher;
  • Weekly PE sessions with 'Coach', our fantastic PE specialist teacher.
  • Enhanced RE lessons through close relationships with the local church and regular visits
  • A dedicated 'Art Studio' for pupils to get messy with their creations!
  • A wide range of outdoor learning projects through our links with the 'So Sussex' arts organisation.  

We also run a wide range of clubs in school, including Choir, Chess club, Table Tennis, Football, Netball, Maypole Dancing, Reading Breakfast Club, Code Club (Computing) and Dodgeball. Instrumental lessons include Guitar and Violin.

Please click on the link below if you would like to find out more about the National Curriculum;

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/425601/PRIMARY
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You can also find out more about what is going on in each class by accessing the termly curriculum letter for each class, coming and watching your child in their class assembly and making an appointment with the class teacher on parent consultation evenings.