Cavendish Curriculum

Here at Cavendish, all of our colleagues work tirelessly to ensure that all children learn through a curriculum that is engaging, exciting, challenging and relevant to them and their surroundings.

At the core of our curriculum is a dedication to our children accquiring the key skills in reading, writing and maths and providing them a wide set of experiences in which to apply these skills to.

Our curriculum seeks to be creative and allows pupils' talents to shine. We present our learning to the children through a series of questions and look to enrich their learning with trips to relevant sites in our local area and beyond and through having visitors come in to school.

Like all Local Authority schools, we follow the National Curriculum (click here to read).This is delivered and enriched so that it is relevant to our school community and provides the opportunity for engaging learning for all of the children. The curriculum plans for each year group can be found on their class page.

To teach phonics, we make use of the Letters and Sounds Scheme( click here for more information) but supplement this with many other strategies and resources to ensure teaching and learning is as effective as it can be. Our teaching of writing has evolved around the work of Pie Corbett and Talk 4 Writing (click here for more information) and centres around the notion that if a child can verbalise what they wish to write, they are much more likely to produce quality written texts.

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