Dalton School Junior Infant And Nursery

From little acorns, mighty oaks will grow

Mayfield Avenue, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 9HN
Contact: Mrs H Valentine (Office Manager)

01484 538729

office.dalton@kirkleeseducation.uk

Curriculum Intent

At Dalton School, our curriculum intent is derived from a precise understanding of the context, which we serve so that our vision is focused on the school in the community and the community in the school.  Thus, wherever possible we engage parents as partners and other visitors in order to value our community and broaden children’s minds to their citizenship role. Our intent is also focused on developing children’s aspiration through enterprise and giving them purposeful opportunities to engage their pupil voice.  Across the curriculum, such experiences are founded upon instilling school values and aims and these are underpinned by British values to erode misconceptions about culture, faith and sexuality.  Everything we do is progressive and built on closing the learning gaps, particularly for the most vulnerable, including the lowest 20% in early development specifically in communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world.  As a result, we carefully consider topics to develop children’s capital and social, moral, spiritual and cultural development. The most effective way of doing this is by means of high quality narrative and non-narrative texts because these give children the content knowledge and vocabulary to make connections and so enables their academic and creative endeavour, through a love of reading. 

 Through this intent, we also strive to ensure breadth and depth in all aspects in subjects so children become masters of their own learning, whatever their ability.  Increasing children’s ability, across the curriculum to justify, reason, conjecture and hypothesise is founded upon a whole school strategy to promote self-efficacy, including perseverance, resilience and other characteristics of effective learning. 

 With the intention described above, the curriculum is designed to challenge prejudice, promote equality and engage an ownership and love of learning so that at the end of their primary years children can explain preferences and begin to establish initial ideas about career choice.

Learning Communities

What is a Learning Community?

At Dalton School, teachers work collaboratively using their expert knowledge and skills to develop different areas of the curriculum. They ensure that the National Curriculum is implemented to a high standard as well ensuring that there is progression of knowledge across the year groups, including Early Years Foundation Stage. Through regular monitoring, review and evaluation, learning communities are able to identify areas of strength and development within our school and provide support for staff in order for them to develop their subject knowledge. This is done through coaching and training, which in turn improves outcomes for all groups of learners.

 

Curriculum MapsClick on the Year Group to find out what they are learning throughout the year

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Progression of Knowledge and Skills Click on the subject area to find out the knowledge and skills for each year group

Knowledge Journals

We recognise that when schools and parents work together, children’s outcomes are improved. With this is mind, we have created half termly ‘Knowledge Journals’, which are used both in school and sent home for children and parents to refer to.

These relate to class topics and science work, and feature key facts, dates and vocabulary that children will need to learn in order to support their learning in class. In addition to this, there is a section that identifies previous knowledge that children should know.

Knowledge Journals are referred to on a regular basis during lessons, and children complete a pre and post quiz at the beginning and end of each topic to assess what knowledge and skills they already know and what they have retained.

 

Find the relevant year group and click on the topic below to see the Knowledge Journal

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To find out more about our curriculum, arrange to see your child's class teacher or the Curriculum Lead Teacher.