The Curriculum at Dane Bank Primary


At Dane Bank Primary School we teach a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum. We follow the statutory National Curriculum and use materials from Focus Education and Rising Stars to structure the learning throughout the year. For an at-a-glance look at what your child is learning about this half term please see their year group page on the website. There you will also find more detail about all the subjects they will be taught throughout the year.

We believe that all pupils should have the opportunity to learn about the beliefs and values of the individuals, families and communities linked to our school and the local area. We follow the Agreed RE syllabus, which provides coverage of all major world religions. We also strive to give children opportunities to meet people from a range of different religions as well as visiting a variety of places of worship.

Whilst PSHCE education remains a non-statutory subject, section 2.5 of the National Curriculum framework document states that:

‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice.’

At Dane Bank Primary School we believe that PSHCE is an important part of the curriculum and so it is woven through all elements of the curriculum, including – assemblies, meeting visitors to the school and through curriculum lessons.

For more information about the National Curriculum, you can click on the button below. Follow the links below for detailed information on each subject.

Reading and Phonics

At Dane Bank School we follow the Read Write Inc scheme for phonics and The Oxford Reading Tree scheme for progressing in reading. For more information on either of these two schemes please click on the links below.