Nursery and Reception children work on the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which is statutory. This provides a secure foundation for all children to make good progress throughout their school life. At the end of Reception each child has an Early Years Foundation Stage profile completed by their teacher which provides an accurate assessment of individual children at the end of the Early Year Foundation Stage. The profile describes each child's attainment against the 17 early learning goals.
Synthetic phonics is taught using the ReadWriteInc programme.
Children in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) work on the National Curriculum which is statutory. Throughout Key Stage 1 and 2 children's progress and attainment is monitored through assessments but at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6) the children's levels of attainment are reported as part of the statutory assessments that the children sit in these year groups.
For further information please follow the link National Curriculum
Throughout the school, the teaching that the children receive and work that they are set takes account of their age, abilities and needs, and support is provided accordingly.
Here at Devonshire Primary School we provide a broad and balanced curriculum based around a history and topic based approach. This is a creative approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 primary national curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations.
We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their enquiry skills and make links between their learning experiences. Our curriculum provides many learning challenges throughout the academic year that require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively.