Generated on 15 Jul 2024

The Dassett CofE Primary School

Curriculum statement


Together we Learn, Independently we Grow.

We are; Curious, Reaching and Growing.

Our curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes not only the requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the Dassett organises in order to enrich the learning experience of our children. It also includes what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave.

We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills needed in life, so that they achieve their true potential.

Big ideas


Understanding what it means to be human and how human behaviour has shaped the world.


Understanding the many dynamic and physical processes that shape the world.


Understanding the creative process and how everyday and exceptional creativity can shape the world.


Understanding the importance of investigation and how this has led to significant change in the world.


Understanding the properties of all matter, living and non-living.


Understanding the complexities of the plant and animal species that inhabit the world.

Place and space

Understanding the visual, cultural, social, and environmental aspects of places around the world.


Understanding how and why things are the same or different.


Understanding why significant people, places, events and inventions matter and how they have shaped the world.


Understanding why and how things have changed over time.

Mission statement

The Dassett Church of England Primary School exists to serve the academic, physical, social, and emotional needs of its students. We are committed to providing the best education for our pupils as they grow and develop through Primary school and towards the next stage of their life and their learning. The staff of our school is committed to creating and maintaining an orderly, trusting, and caring environment where teaching and learning are exciting and all students are given what they need to make progress and achieve whilst developing responsibility for their own learning while being supported.

Together we Learn, Independently we Grow


Core values – Our Code of Conduct is based on the following Core Values and provides guidelines for how we should lead our lives in order to do our best and help others to do the same.

Our core Values help us REACH our potential as shown below:-

R Respect – listen & be gentle. Show that we care in how we treat each other and our environment. We are grateful and thankful for what we have.

E Equity - treat everyone fairly and make sure everyone gets what they need to fulfill their potential. We believe in justice and helping each other find a positive way forwards.

A Ambition - do your best and help others to do the same. we always try our best. We have a go and persevere.

C Care and Compassion - be kind and think of others. We share our Christian values of love, forgiveness and friendship.

H Honesty - be honest and tell the truth. We can trust in each other.

We have a VISION for everyone in our school community to be:-






Our aims are:-

• To encourage, enthuse and ensure the progress of all pupils so they meet our ambitious expectations.

• To maximise the potential of every child, socially, academically, creatively and culturally within a friendly and nurturing environment.

• To encourage parents, carers and families, and members of the community to be active partners in children’s’ learning.

• To ensure that everyone feels valued, respected and supported so that they understand their responsibility for themselves and to others.

• To foster cultural and global awareness and understanding so that we grow to be caring and considerate members of a local, national and global community.

We do all of this within the arms of our Church, our Christian Distinctiveness and as part of the family of God.

General principles

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• experience the challenge and enjoyment of learning
• develop a rich and deep subject knowledge
• develop new skills through a variety of interesting contexts
• see clear links between different aspects of their learning
• learn within a coherent and progressive framework
• develop and demonstrate their creativity
• understand the purpose and value of their learning and see its relevance to their past, present and future


These are the principles that drive our curriculum. We believe that children should be given the opportunity to develop their learning through a variety of carefully planned and sequenced activities through which they can make links and build their knowledge and skills. They should learn to communicate their learning through writing, investigating, problem solving, interacting with others, performing, being creative and having fun.


Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• Democracy - Be part of a system where everyone plays an equal part
• Rule of law - Learn that all people and institutions are subject to and accountable for their actions and behaviour
• Individual liberty - Be free to express views or ideas
• Tolerance and respect - To respect and tolerate the opinions or behaviour of others
• Spiritual - Explore beliefs, experience and faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity and reflect on experiences
• Moral - Recognise right and wrong and respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views
• Social - Use a range of social skills to participate in the local community and beyond; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict
• Cultural - Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity


Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• build respectful friendships
• learn how to respect themselves and others
• learn in a peaceful and supportive environment
• reflect and think mindfully about their learning
• develop self-esteem and confidence in their abilities
• build respectful relationships


At The Dassett we aim for every individual to develop and grow as members of a caring community - both local and global. We want our pupils to be happy and we encourage them to do what they can to support others to be happy through giving, relating, trying new things together, keeping health, being aware of each other's feelings and accepting that their are challenges that we can surmount with perseverance an resilience.

Pupil voice

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• take part in age-appropriate discussions with peers and adults
• explore ways of becoming an active, positive member of the school, community and the wider world
• make choices about things that are important to them and understand how their choices impact on others
• take part in democratic activities across the curriculum


Our curriculum will be taught through a pedagogy that:

• promotes problem solving, creativity and communication
• offers children memorable experiences that enrich their learning
• enables and fosters children’s natural curiosity
• excites, promotes and sustains children’s interest


We believe that, in order to learn well, pupils should;

Revisit familiar skills

Explore new ideas

Achieve their goals

Challenge themselves

Help each other succeed.


We will enrich our curriculum by:

• using quality resources in and out of the classroom
• developing partnerships with external providers that extend children’s opportunities for learning
• offering opportunities for children to learn outdoors
• welcoming parents and carers to take part in children’s learning and experiences
• holding specialist curriculum days or weeks
• providing on and off-site subject or topic related activities


Pupil Group Educational visits (off-site) Educational visitors (on-site) Residential visits Outdoor learning (e.g. Forest Schools) Arts and culture Community and partnership learning Specialist curriculum days Allocated total budget
Year 1 2 days 1 days 38 sessions 5 days 10 sessions 23 days
Year 2 2 days 1 days 38 sessions 5 days 10 sessions 23 days
Year 3 2 days 1 days 38 sessions 5 days 10 sessions 23 days
Year 4 2 days 1 days 38 sessions 5 days 10 sessions 23 days
Year 5 2 days 1 days 38 sessions 5 days 10 sessions 23 days
Year 6 2 days 1 days 5 days 38 sessions 5 days 10 sessions 23 days
Totals 2 weeks, 2 days
(12 days)
1 weeks, 1 days
(6 days)
1 weeks
(5 days)
228 sessions 6 weeks
(30 days)
60 sessions 27 weeks, 3 days
(138 days)