Our Curriculum Design
Our curriculum has been carefully designed, planned and organised to ensure that our children’s needs are at the heart of our curriculum.
It is our firm belief that the substance of our education prepares children well for the challenges they will face in life and at the next stage of their education.
Denbigh’s curriculum is based on the fundamental principle that every child will achieve the highest possible outcomes in their academic and personal development. It is for this reason that we have developed our ‘CORE’ curriculum.
When planning each topic/area, we start by looking at the standard we expect every child to achieve and what deep level learning looks like. Learning experiences are then planned to ensure that every child stands the best possible chance of achieving this.
We believe that our curriculum and the use of our ‘CORE’ learning will not only provide our pupils with a knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum but will deliver children with challenging, engaging and stimulating opportunities to apply their learning. Therefore, ensuring children deepen their knowledge and understanding.
By creating a comprehensive and robust curriculum we can use a cross curricular approach to add depth and purpose to our learning. We expect the standards of our learning to be demonstrated equally across core (English, Maths and Science) and foundation subjects (Art, Computing, P.E, Design Technology, Geography, History, Music, R.E, P.S.H.E, M.F.L).
Within foundation subjects, the main learning outcome must relate to the subject being studied but the children will have opportunities to apply their knowledge and understanding from core subjects.
Having reviewed the needs of our children, we developed our C.O.R.E curriculum. The CORE curriculum ensures that all subjects are taught with the pupils needs in mind. Every subject must provide CORE learning.
C – Communication (Opportunities for Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing).
O – Opportunities for Challenge (Effectively using data tracking to challenge pupils).
R – Reasoning (Use and apply learning through logic, deduction and induction).
E – Experiences (Provide meaningful, interactive learning opportunities).
Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of every pupil in our school.
When designing our curriculum, we carefully look at the needs of every child/group and tailor the curriculum to deliver what best meets their needs and how they learn most effectively.
Every child’s progress is carefully monitored and tracked and action taken immediately if progress is not as expected.
Our careful curriculum design and planning means that we build in many opportunities for repetition and practise opportunities for essential knowledge, skills and understanding in every subject. This ensures that children are able to revisit previous learning, which allows them to gradually develop a deeper understanding of the skills and processes within subjects, at their own pace and in the best possible way for each individual child throughout their years at Denbigh.
Elephants have been thinking about money and budgeting today in Life-skills. We had a weekly budget to stick to and had to think carefully about what we could buy each week. After planning our budget on a calendar, we then had to decide what we needed and what we wanted. We had to put our maths skills to the test as well as our reasoning and communication skills. #dcpselephant #dcpslifeskills #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
The Dinos have been perfecting their dance moves over the past few weeks and learning about dancing in formations. They love free-styling it. Our camera woman did a good job for her first attempt, even if she does pan at high speed 😉 #dcpsdinosaur #dcpspe #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Absolutely love the boy who is really enjoying getting in the grooooooove. Xx😃👍
The dragons have been perfecting their dance moves over the past few weeks and learning to dance in formation. We love adding in a bit of freestyle moves #dcpsdragon #dcpspe #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Today the Dinos took their Literacy lesson outside of the classroom. We did a contraction scavenger hunt, searching for letters to crack the code by working out what the contraction of the two words would be. It was great fun. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsenglish #dcpslotc #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
In Year 2 we have been learning about contractions in English. Today the Dragons went on a scavenger hunt! We had to find the contraction and work out the two words that make the contraction. Every contraction had a letter attached which we had to write down to crack the secret code. The code was contractions shorten words! We had so much fun! #dcpsdragon #dcpsliteracy #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
This afternoon the Dinos enjoyed using an inflatable globe to check our knowledge about the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and which continents, countries and oceans we can find in each. We then looked at climate zones, what the weather would be like and which animals would live there. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsgeography #dcpslifeskills #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Look at us hard at work this morning during our Maths lesson. We have been learning how to convert mixed numbers to improper fractions, even using QR codes to check our answers! #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
We put our understanding of British and world history to the test yesterday by creating a huge timeline including different time periods and famous historical figures. #dcpsdolphin #dcpscore #dcpshistory ... See MoreSee Less
Well done matty x
Donna Lovesherkids Thornton
Yeah well done Matty xxx💙💙💙
Well done matty ❤️❤️
Reception had a fab morning with Rob from NUFC We warmed up playing Spider-Man Tag and then practised our dribbling skills with the football and catching with the bouncy balls. #dcpsEYFS #dcpsladybird #dcpsbutterfly #dcpspe #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Matthew Lillford Tom would've been in his element!
Year 2 are learning about money in maths. Yesterday the Dragons were looking at the different ways to represent the same amount of money. We used actual coins and notes to make the different amounts. #dcpsdragon #dcpscore #dcpsmaths #dcpslifeskills ... See MoreSee Less
Year 4 have been continuing their fractions unit with some fractions bingo! We had to listen carefully to the fraction read out, the find the picture that represented that fraction and write it correctly underneath. Five in a row meant Bingo! We were super at it. #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
The Whales have been working so hard in Topic over the last few lessons. They have had to analyse different sources for the different Tudor monarchs and think about how reliable they are. Here are some pictures from our lesson where the children had to decide is Mary Tudor deserved her ‘Bloody Mary’ nickname! #dcpscore #dcpswhale #dcpstopic ... See MoreSee Less
Well done evie proud ov u❤
This afternoon we have been researching facts about the different continents in the world. We were surprised to learn how many people live in Asia and that there are more sheep than humans in Australia. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsgeography #dcpscore #dcpslifeskills ... See MoreSee Less
Today in maths the dragons have been looking at money. We have been looking at the size, shape and colour of notes and coins and put the in order from smallest to largest amount. We talked about the similarities and differences. Here is some of our amazing work. #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore #dcpslifeskills ... See MoreSee Less
Enjoy every moment! Our Year 3 children had great fun putting their dance routines together today #dcpspe #dcpscore #dcpslizard #dcpsturtle. They used their iPads to record and give themselves improvements on their dance routines. #dcpscomputing ... See MoreSee Less
Elephants had a great time in Commando Joes this afternoon. We had to work as a team to get ourselves across the river without falling in! This meant we had to really think about how we were going to move our rafts from one bank to another. Good communication was key! It got even trickier when we had to try to return to the other side with food! #dcpselephant #dcpslifeskills #dcpstopic #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Today the dinos have been looking at money and what the value of each of our coins and notes is. We put the coins in order of amount and talked about what makes them so different. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore #dcpslifeskills ... See MoreSee Less
Aww lovely photos.
Here are our fabulous award winners this week. Well done to our stars of the week, dojo winner of the week and a special headteachers award for our science group that took part in a national book judging competition. #dcpselephant #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Reception have had a fantastic time celebrating Red Nose Day for Comic Relief. We have helped our friends, shared and had fun whilst playing! We are amazing superheroes! #dcpsEYFS #dcpsladybird #dcpsbutterfly #dcpscore #dcpspshe ... See MoreSee Less
This week Elephants were very lucky and had a visit from the chicks. We were very sensible and careful when holding them and enjoyed seeing how much they had grown! #dcpselephant #dcpsstem #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
In maths today the Dragons went on a treasure hunt! We used our super knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables to work out the calculations and figure out the secret phrase which was ‘multiplication master’. We had so much fun! #dcpsdragon #dcpscore #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less
Bonjour! Today Elephants tried out their skills in speaking French. We began our Friends and Family unit by learning the words and phrases for family members. We had great fun investigating a family tree to work out who was who. #dcpselephant #dcpsmfl #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Elephants had another brilliant session with Commando Joes today. Our task today was to work as a team to create an obstacle course. We had to use our communication and teamwork skills to develop our course, trying it out and making improvements. Other teams then had to tackle our tricky courses. We did a great job, the courses were challenging and our teamwork skills were fantastic. Well done! #dcpselephant #dcpstopic #dcpslifeskills #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Year 4 have enjoyed their practical fractions lesson today. To start our unit, we made our own fraction wall. We had to think carefully about making equal pieces and and putting our wall together in order. We think we did a fab job! #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Giraffes were given a tricky task in today’s Commando Joe session! They had to use their teamwork and communication skills to make an obstacle course that was super tricky for the other teams. I think they did a great job! #dcpscore #dcpsgiraffe #dcpspe #dcpshistory #dcpspshe ... See MoreSee Less
Year 3 have been looking at problem solving skills today in #commandojoe training. We had to build a shelter using all of the materials they could find.
#dcpsyear3 #dcpslizard #dcpstopic #dcpscore #dcpslifeskills ... See MoreSee Less
We have enjoyed some practical maths in Year 4 this week. We have been using our multiplication and division knowledge to develop a board game. Not only have we used our family facts, there were some challenges and bonus cards thrown in too. We enjoyed testing the games and our times table recall. #dcpsyear4 #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Elephants have been enjoying their Gymnastics unit this week. We have been thinking about how we travel, using rolls, jumps and shapes. We have shown great teamwork and developed some fantastic sequences. #dcpselephant #dcpspe #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Wow, what a week. Elephants were back with a fantastic attitude and enthusiasm for learning. We started with a great session with Commando Joes. As part of our Romans topic, we are training to be Gladiators. We took on a series of tasks and thought about team work and what it takes to be a leader. We are looking forward to next week! #dcpselephant #dcpspe #dcpstopic #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday in STEM Year 2 were learning all about forces. We took part in an investigation to see if the height and/or surface of a ramp would change the speed of the car. We had so much fun! #dcpsdragon #dcpsscience #dcpscore #dcpsstem ... See MoreSee Less
The Whales had a great afternoon analysing sources of information and deciding how reliable they were for our Tudor topic. We analysed sources of information about Henry VIII and Edward VI - some of which were very untrustworthy! #dcpscore #dcpswhale #dcpshistory ... See MoreSee Less
Well done to these Maths stars for completing their 55 club! They’ve come back with a bang and are working so hard! We’ve also been loving using Kahoot to embed and apply our mathematical skills from the lessons - the decimal quizzes are very tricky!! #dcpsyear5 #dcpscore #dcpsmaths #dcpswhale #dcpsdolphin ... See MoreSee Less
Eileen Featherstone Heather North
#schoolstreets has been a great initiative to provide our children with a safe environment for their commute to school. We are after volunteers to help support us. Please contact us if you can help. #dcpspe #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Natashas going to be over the moon lol x
Justine Ritchie lilly said she seen a chick hatch today
Are they fattening them up for the school dinners 🤣
In maths yesterday Year 2 were learning about place value. We used the dienes to help us make a number and split it in two! Here is some of our fantastic work. #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Claire Lyndsey Blanch
They look so happy to be back x
Joe really enjoyed this today.
Fantastic!!! Well done 👏🏻 x