Curriculum and extra curricular
The District CE Primary School’s vision is to make learning engaging, fun and challenging, every step of the way. Through our curriculum, we strive to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes of our pupils, that they may lead a rich and fulfilling life. We also aim to be a true community school, in which parents and carers and members of the local community can be fully involved and learn with us.
Our Christian values help children to develop their social and moral code, as they build their sense of uniqueness and self-worth as an individual. We believe all children deserve the opportunity to nurture their individual talents and to achieve their true potential. We aim to encourage the children to develop their understanding of their local and national heritage and their role in modern Britain today. We encourage them to embrace all that multi-cultural Britain has to offer them and develop their understanding of the global world, within which they are a citizen of the 21st Century.
We give high priority to teaching English and Maths, every day, to ensure that all pupils acquire basic skills for learning. These skills are used and practised across other subjects.
In KS1, we use Read, Write Inc. phonics.
We teach the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, using a wide range of strategies. We give children opportunities to work on their own, in pairs and in groups. We value the importance of talk as a tool for learning and invest time in this.
It is important to us to provide a broad range of exciting, relevant and creative opportunities that enrich our children’s learning, such as: interesting events, trips, visitors, outdoor learning in our school grounds and links with our local church. Our school also commissions specialist teachers and other staff for music, dance, drama, sports and one to one mentoring. We provide a range of activities and sessions to develop children’s independence, teamwork and to improve pupils’ resilience and other learning behaviours.
During pupils’ time at The District, they will have many opportunities to enjoy a variety of extra-curricular activities, such as: cookery, choir, gardening, crafts, cheerleading, art, judo, basketball, computing, football, rugby, etc.
Take a look at our latest news posts below
This term we have been looking at pirates. One of the stories we have shared has been ‘Pirates Love Underpants’ which the children have really enjoyed. We invited parents to our Pirate Day Party and it certainly was all hands on deck! Parents and children...
This half term the children in Y1L have enjoyed learning all about cars. We learned about the first type of car and found out all about Henry Ford. We then designed and made our own cars using different resources, including lego. The highlight of the half...
What an exciting Spring term year 1 have had! We went on an African adventure with Handa’s Surprise, tasting and writing about exotic fruits and finding out more about the continent. We compared our own town to an African village and made our very own...
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