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Our C.O.R.E Curriculum Vision

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.

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Our wonderful new members of the 34, 45 and 55 decimal club! I am so proud Year 4! #dcpscore #dcpsgiraffe #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Our wonderful new members of the 34, 45 and 55 decimal club! I am so proud Year 4! #dcpscore #dcpsgiraffe #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths

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Sonia Welsh

Well done 👏🏻

Giraffes ended 2020 with an amazing craft morning, making Christmas cards and calendars for their family and friends. You have all been amazing this term, have a great Christmas and a happy new year! #dcpscore #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsart ... See MoreSee Less

Final certificates of 2020 in the Whales! Well done to these amazing Stars of the Week and two fantastic Dojo winners! Merry Christmas everyone! #dcpswhale #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Final certificates of 2020 in the Whales! Well done to these amazing Stars of the Week and two fantastic Dojo winners! Merry Christmas everyone! #dcpswhale #dcpscore

Our Dragon superstars of the week. Well done girls! #dcpsdragon #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Our Dragon superstars of the week. Well done girls! #dcpsdragon #dcpscore

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Awhh well done girls. Xx

It must be Christmas....All of the Elephants are star of the week. We are so proud of the way they have come back to school ready to learn. Well done Elephants! Merry Christmas! #dcpselephant #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Elephants dojo winner of the week! #dcpselephant #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Elephants dojo winner of the week! #dcpselephant #dcpscore

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Denbigh Community Primary School

We are enjoying our Christmas movie, popcorn afternoon! Feeling very festive #dcpselephant #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Year 6 winners from our Christmas Raffle. Well done all. What a fantastic term! Miss Stephenson and Mrs Hammill #DCPStiger #dcpslion #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Year 6 Tiger’s stars of the week - a brilliant week! Miss Stephenson #dcpstiger #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Year 6 Tiger’s stars of the week - a brilliant week! Miss Stephenson #dcpstiger #dcpscore

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Year 6 Tigers have worked extremely hard this week to complete their DT week and make their Christmas baubles. Measuring, carefully cutting, adding decoration and learning new sewing skills has resulted in some fantastic Christmas baubles. Miss Stephenson #DCPStiger #dcpscore #dcpsdt #dcpsart ... See MoreSee Less

We were lucky enough to be given some wonderful gifts as prizes for the children from NUFC. Here are the lucky winners and their goodies! #dcpselephant #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

We were lucky enough to be given some wonderful gifts as prizes for the children from NUFC. Here are the lucky winners and their goodies! #dcpselephant #dcpscore

We’ve carried on with our lovely morning of Christmas craft. We’re enjoying creating pictures, code breaking and solving puzzles. #dcpselephant #dcpsart #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday to end DT week the Dragons designed and created their own diamond kites. They had to design their own and follow that design. They have worked so hard all week and created AMAZING kites that they are super proud of. Well done Dragons! #dcpsdragon #dcpsdt #dcpsart #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

🎶“Let’s go fly a kite, up to the highest height. Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring....”🎶
Well maybe not soaring, but definitely fluttering (the downside of making kites in a week where there is no wind - how did the typical rubbish British weather let us down?)
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This week the dinos have become expert kite makers. Yesterday we designed and made diamond kites. We measured the frame carefully before cutting. Thanks to our sensible attitude no fingers were harmed while sawing wood. The finished products are amazing.
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Elephants have had a lovely morning so far Christmas crafting. We even got the glitter out! #dcpselephant #dcpsart #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

The dinos tried out their diamond kites today. Great fun!
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The Whales finished their DT projects all about creating their own Viking Longboats. They used saws to create their deck frame out of wood, used techniques to strengthen their structures and then decorated the sides of the boat. They had to construct a mast and sail to add to it too! They were fantastic. Well done! #dcpswhale #dcpscore #dcpsdt ... See MoreSee Less

Year 6 Lions learnt how to code a Micro:bit today to make it either write a Christmas message, play a song or light up, which then went inside their musical entertainment Christmas box. They worked really hard today and mastered this coding (which was originally designed for year 7!) They had to create an ebook with their work, which included writing, photographs and videoing both themselves modelling how to code and their final product. I think you agree, a lot of skills in one day! #dcpslion #dcpscomputing #dcpsdt #dcpscore #dcpsmaths #dcpsart #dcpsmusic ... See MoreSee Less

In DT week this week the Dragons have been making kites. Today we made carp kites and with the rubbish weather we had to be creative when we tested them. Video to follow. #dcpsdragon #dcpsdt #dcpsart #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

We have had a busy few days in Year 5 designing and making our Viking longboats as part of our DT project. We used the saws to create a wooden base and used a range of strengthening techniques to ensure our longboats were sturdy. We then decorated them in a style similar to the Vikings. They look amazing! #dcpsdolphin #dcpscore #dcpsdt ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our newest members of the 45 Club! #dcpswhale #dcpsdolphin #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our newest members of the 45 Club! #dcpswhale #dcpsdolphin #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Today in Elephants we finished our lightboxes. We think they look amazing and are so proud of how hard we worked to make them. #dcpselephant #dcpsdt #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Year 6 Lions are having a fantastic day so far. They have been designing their musical entertainment Christmas box, using lots of measuring, design, technology, team working and communication skills. We have snowmen, reindeers, Christmas trees and presents. They are currently learning how to code their Micro:bit ready to add in their coding to the decoration. Watch out for their final designs later on. #dcpslion #dcpscomputing #dcpsdt #dcpscore #dcpsmaths #dcpsart ... See MoreSee Less

Our carp kites look amazing and thanks to a little bit of thinking outside of the box we got to test them despite the foul weather.
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Today the dinos are creating some carp kites. The weather isn’t looking too favourable for kite flying but we hope it’ll clear up later 🤞🏻
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Day 2 of DT in Elephants today. We moved on the the design and making of our light boxes. We have created the space for our translucent design and painted the boxes. Tomorrow we will start putting it all together. We can’t wait to see how they turn out. #dcpselephant #dcpsdt #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

This week the dinos are learning about kites as part of their DT. So far we have looked at the history of kites and why they all look different. Today we experimented with different materials, thinking about which material would be best to make a kite from. We tested strength, flexibility and waterproofness. Ask us about our results. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsdt #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

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Lynn Buchanan

The concentration face 🤣

Year 6 Tiger stars of the week- well done! #DCPStiger #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Year 6 Tiger stars of the week- well done!  #dcpstiger #dcpscore

Year 6 Tigers have had a great day working with Mr Brown (an ICT wizard) to make a Christmas themed entertainment box. They coded their microbit to play a Christmas tune as well as show a Christmas themed message. Watch this space for their final videos. Miss Stephenson #DCPStiger #dcpscore #dcpscomputing #dcpsdt #dcpsstem #dcpsart #dcpsmusic ... See MoreSee Less

Year 6 Tigers worked as a team this week to learn a new game during Commando Joe. Miss Stephenson #dcpscore #DCPStiger #dcpspe ... See MoreSee Less

Year 6 enjoyed their practical maths on Friday. They had to find equivalent fraction snap cards, create the jigsaw by multiplying the fractions to piece it altogether and colour in the picture based on the fractions they had to simplify to their lowest form. They were showing great resilience and determination. Well done Year 6 #dcpslion #DCPStiger #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Giraffes have had such a fantastic DT week so far! They have investigated different types of lights, explored circuits and even started carefully designing and making their own light boxes! They look amazing! #dcpsgiraffe #dcpscore #dcpsdt ... See MoreSee Less

Year 6 Lions had a brilliant time learning new team working skills this week during their PE lesson #dcpslion #dcpspe #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Year 6 Lions have had a fantastic day creating their baubles for their DT week. There are some fantastic baubles! Superb sewing skills too! #dcpslion #dcpsdt #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Year 6 Lions stars of the week- well done everyone! Some fantastic netball and art skills last week #dcpslion #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Year 6 Lions stars of the week- well done everyone! Some fantastic netball and art skills last week #dcpslion #dcpscore

Elephants have had a great start to our DT week. We are designing and making light boxes. Today we learned all about different signs and how they work. We then had a go building circuits. We had to think carefully about how to create an enclosed circuit so the electricity could flow and light the bulb. We even had a go with resistors and LEDs. We’re looking forward to designing tomorrow! #dcpselephant #dcpsdt #dcpsstem #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

A superb end to the week with our new 55 club member! Congratulations, the hard work and resilience of the children to achieve these goals is amazing! #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

A superb end to the week with our new 55 club member! Congratulations, the hard work and resilience of the children to achieve these goals is amazing! #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Elephants enjoyed an online Coding pantomime today (and a cupcake!) We had to help programme a robot to make porridge just right for the three bears. We talked about coding, debugging and algorithms. It was great fun! #dcpselephant #dcpscomputing #dcpsictforlearning #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

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