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Docking C of E primary school
 Curriculum information
Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all our children and to provide the opportunities needed for them to achieve their full potential. Factors which make our school unique, such as our rural setting, richness of surrounding natural environments, local history and village community have all been considered.

We operate two, four-year rolling programmes of study based around engaging, age appropriate topics. These ensure that positive features of our unique environment are maximised, for example Holme’s Sea Henge in the unit ‘The Past Around Us’. We also provide opportunities to broaden the children’s experiences, such as our residential exchange with Colebourne Primary School in Birmingham.

All aspects of the National curriculum are covered with staff differentiating teaching within each topic theme to ensure age appropriateness, progression and to cater for individual needs.

Early Years Foundation Stage: The children in our Nursery and Reception classes all follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which incorporates 6 areas of learning: personal, social and emotional development; communication, language and literacy; problem solving, reasoning and numeracy; knowledge and understanding of the world; physical development and creative development. We provide a play-based curriculum which uses both the indoor and outdoor environment, which helps the children develop lively and enquiring minds as well as social and physical skills. We plan the curriculum through a continuous programme of observation and assessment of each child, so that it is appropriate to their individual needs and development. Parents play a vital role in their children’s education and we encourage their active involvement.

National Curriculum: Children at Key Stages 1 and 2 study 12 subject areas. Of this English, Mathematics, Science and Computing are Core subjects whilst Art, Design Technology, History, Geography, Music and Physical Education are Foundation Subjects. These may be taught as discrete subjects or within a cross curricular theme.

Religious Education (RE) is also a compulsory subject.
As a church school, religion forms an integral part of everyday school life. RE is taught as a discrete subject in line with the Norfolk Syllabus and all main religions are studied. Collective worship promotes the Christian ethos and we have close links with the local Church and Christian community. Parents wishing to withdraw their child from R.E. or collective worship are invited to discuss the matter with the Head Teacher.

More details are provided in the documents below:
Reception (PDF)

We do not use a reading scheme but follow 'book bands' where books of a similar difficulty level are grouped together for children to choose from.

If you would like further details please contact the school.

Do you want to help your child with maths at home?

There are a number of websites that you can go to that have some great maths activities.

Here's a list of links you can download (PDF)