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.
Hi I have a missed call from the school today I have tried to ring back as I was at work but it must have closed by then. Its katie Mcguires mam she is in year 3 if that help lol xx
As much as I love you all my kids are not coming back in june.
How lovely, stay safe everyone. Xx
Aww how lovely xx
❤️❤️❤️❤️ How cute stay safe everyone x
Susan Mcalpine Harker look at our little lads at the end xx
That’s so lovely Ambre xxxxx
Brilliant, love it! Xx
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Aww lovely. X
David Smith spot lydia xx
Siobhan Molloy 😭😭😭 how lovely! Xx
Lovely you should make these videos requal as kids truly enjoy them seeing friends and teachers x
Beautiful pics...so lovely ❤👍 Stay Home ❤Stay Safe 🙌👍❤❤❤
Fabulous stay safe everyone Robbie Richardson is on lockdown for 12 weeks to keep his mammy and his family safe daily home schooling growing in confidence, daily family video chats and a lockdown birthday on the 1st of May we will make the most of the situation and have a video chat birthday party xxxx
Love it. Stay safe everyone. Looking forward to getting back to our Denbigh family xxxx
Fantastic! Isabelle screaming all her friends names out ❤️❤️❤️
Message from Mrs Bird - the video version will be coming sometime this weekend! Stay safe 😇🌈
How lush.... we miss yous all so much. Can't wait to be back. Hope your all well 💜
Awww abso gutted aprils video wasn’t put on! Beautiful tho xx
So emotional! Lovely xx
Great pics let's keep it up x
Missing you all. Stay safe. Mrs Rodgerson
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Love it ❤️ xx
David John Telford
Aww so lovely 🥰s
Brilliant well done
Stay safe everyone x
How lush!!!!!! Xx
We are enjoying our geography unit in year 2. We have learned all about the different continents and oceans and are now thinking about journeys using compass directions. We have enjoyed looking at the globe and atlases to help us with our work. #dcpsdragon #dcpsgeography #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Dragons enjoying their new literacy unit on information leaflets. We are currently looking at lots of examples to find the features. Lots of amazing speaking and listening going on. #dcpsdragon #dcpsenglish #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Well done Lily so proud
Woooo go Lily!
Another amazing result from the dinos. We have a mutiny on our hands if we don’t do 55 club everyday 😂 So proud of the determination and resilience of these children. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Spirits are still high at Denbigh as shown by our amazing Year 1 and 2 children. Watch this video at your peril - this song WILL be stuck in your head for weeks 😂 #dcpspanda #dcpspolarbear #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsdragon #dcpslotc #dcpscore #dcpsmusic #dcpsgeography ... See MoreSee Less
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Abby Miller David Miller
Fabulous put a smile on face x Thanks kids xx
aww bless that gave me a tear in my eyes xx
Brilliant! Well done kids! x
Absolutely brilliant well done Denbigh yous are great Lesley Harker Keith French xx
Awwww missing those lovely little faces ❤️
Well done kids high 🖐 to you all xxx
See George is behaving himself. 🙄
Well done kids!!!!
Well done kids from denbigh
Very good. X
Bless them man ❤️❤️
Bless those bairns such a loveley school
Well done Denbigh x
Chloe Chambers xxx
Sarah Marie 😍🥰
Brilliant! Well done everyone!
Well done denbeigh and well done kids Kirsty New Willy New
Well done 👍 xx
Well done boys
Year 1 had a very special visitor from Warburtons on a Friday. We looked at how to make a healthy, balanced sandwich using the five food groups. Thank you for our loaf of bread that we got to take home... yum yum! #dcpspanda #dcpstopic #dcpspshe #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
During our STEM week, year 4 focused on the different environments around the world as part of our ‘Our Diverse Planet’ topic. Over the course of the week, we observed the temperature in the Sahara Desert and we made a practical line graph to show the change over time! They look fantastic! #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsstem #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Year 4 giraffes took part in a live workout today for Sports Relief today! We were exhausted by the end but it was lots of fun and helped keep us active and healthy. I think we might do this more often! #dcpsgiraffe #dcpscore #dcpspe ... See MoreSee Less
Sport Relief featuring the Dinos! Don’t think it was a coincidence that Ms Guthrie only joined us for the cool down... 🤔😂 A great time was had and lots of money raised.
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Dragons did their bit for sport relief this afternoon. They took part in a HIIT workout. It was tough going at times, but we were rewarded with a lovely cool down at the end. #dcpsdragon #dcpspe #dcpspshe #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
The Y4 Elephants have had a fantastic and inspiring morning at Live Tales. The children had the opportunity to write creatively and bring our characters to life. We even had an illustrator creating our characters whilst we gave details! Thank you Live Tales! #dcpselephant #dcpsenglish #dcpscore #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less
Mrs clarke is so impressed with the children in year 3. We now have 10 children working on decimal multiplication, 2 children completely passed decimals and the rest hot on their heels. Look at our newest 55 and 34 club members.
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Throughout the week, the Elephants have been monitoring the temperature and climate in the Sahara Desert. We kept a record of the temperature in a table and we created a line graph with our results BUT this wasn’t any ordinary graph... we had to create it using tape and sticky notes!!! #dcpselephant #dcpsstem #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
During British Science Week this week, the Y4 Elephants have been learning all about ‘Our Diverse Planet.’ They have been looking across the globe at different habitats and the variety of environments we have. We have studied the Sahara Desert, rainforests and Antarctica. We had to test different materials to see which were the best insulators so we could design a coat suitable for the Antarctic climate! The children used thermometers to see which materials created the largest temperature change of the water #dcpselephant #dcpsstem #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Year 5 Dolphins braved the winds today at the Rising Sun to complete the orienteering trail and challenge. We had to use our team work, problem solving and map-reading skills to find as many markers as possible within the given time. More photos to follow.. #dcpsdolphin #dcpslotc #dcpsgeography #dcpspe #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Dragons love their reading area. Bean bags, carpet, a tent and most importantly lots of lovely books. What’s not to love?! #dcpsdragon #dcpsenglish #dcpscore #dcpsreadingforpleasure ... See MoreSee Less
A windy woolly worm hunt for the dragons this afternoon. We have been learning all about camouflage and why animals use it. We have found out about concealing camouflage, disruptive camouflage and mimicry. #dcpsdragon #dcpsstem #dcpscore #dcpslotc #BritishScienceWeek ... See MoreSee Less
This afternoon the Dinos have learned about camouflage and how important it is for different creatures to be able to camouflage themselves from predators and prey #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsstem #dcpsbritishscienceweek #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Some of our Year 2 and 3 children at a Live Creatures Science Day yesterday. They absolutely loved learning about different animals that you can find in the rainforest. Even more excited about the fact they got hold some of them! Their behaviour was amazing, a real credit to the school. #dcpsstem #dcpscore #dcpslotc #dcpsdragon #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsturtle #dcpslizard ... See MoreSee Less
Year 5 Dolphins had a great visit to Newcastle Castle today. We went on a walking tour of Tudor Newcastle to visit the famous Bessie Surtee’s house and explored real Tudor artefacts. We then visited the Castle Keep where we learned about the gruesome punishments in Tudor times and what life would have been like for a prisoner in the dungeons. #dcpsdolphin #dcpshistory #dcpslotc #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Argh gutted poor lewis missed his trip. He would have enjoyed this
The Whales has a wonderful and gruesome trip to Newcastle Keep to learn all about life in Tudor times. We were horrified to learn all about crime and punishment and the lifestyles of people during Tudor times. #dcpshistory #dcpswhale #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Well done 😊
Well done boys
Well done guys!! 😊😊👍🏼👍🏼
Well done boys
This afternoon the Dinos made a mini beach complete with seaweed and coral, then they polluted them to compare the two environments. They all agreed that an unpolluted beach and sea is far nicer than a polluted one and discussed what we could all do to be eco warriors and reduce pollution, making the world a better place to live in. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsbritishscienceweek #dcpsstem #dcpscore #dcpsgeography #dcpspshe ... See MoreSee Less
We were discussing pollution this afternoon. Dragons made their own seaside environments. We talked about how they were clean, inviting and safe for us and animals. Then, much to the dismay of the class, they had to ‘pollute’ their environment. We then talked about the impact pollution has on our environment. We decided that we could help by making sure we recycle, and throw our rubbish away carefully. Ask us about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch! #dcpsdragon #dcpsstem #dcpscore #BritishScienceWeek #dcpsgeography #dcpspshe ... See MoreSee Less
Take one picture..... Dragons have been using working scientifically question stems this afternoon. Building on our exciting trip yesterday, we looked at pictures of aquatic animals and discussed what we wanted to find out about them. The questions flying around the classroom were amazing! #dcpsdragon #dcpsstem #dcpscore #BritishScienceWeek ... See MoreSee Less
This afternoon the dinos are full of questions. There are looking at pictures of aquatic creatures and thinking about what they want know about it. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsbritishscienceweek #dcpsstem #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Y2 had an amazing day at Tynemouth Aquarium today to kick start British Science Week. We looked at the diverse range of species which can be found in the world’s seas and oceans, looking on with awe and wonder at some of the strangest looking sea creatures we have ever seen. We learned about how plastic is the main pollutant of the ocean and about the devastating impact this has not only on the creatures living there but also how it affects us too. Did you know that because of the plastic which fish eat in the sea that a typical human also has the equivalent of a coat hanger’s worth of plastic inside them as we eat the fish who have consumed the plastic? A terrifying thought!
While the sharks amazed us, our hearts were stolen by the seal show and a visit to the seal hospital where we met Molo who tapped on the glass to get our attention (we later discovered this was a ploy for food 🤣). We can’t wait for the rest of the week where we will explore more about pollution and camouflage. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsdragon #britishscienceweek #dcpsstem #dcpscore #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less