Our curriculum

Curriculum update- schools reopening
As you will all be aware schools are now open to all pupils after school closures due to Covid.
During the strange times of learning at home teachers worked hard to keep the magic of our Dale Hall curriculum alive so that learning at home could be just as exciting! Each week teachers provided children in their year group with a menu of learning for pupils to choose from. 
This term we have focused largely on reintegrating pupils into school life. Each year group have created a catch up plan outlining how their year group will be fulfilling our 3 focus areas- catch up, communicate and care. 
Have a look in each year group's section to see more of what they have been doing since being back...
Mrs Spalding
Curriculum updates
Last year as part of our School Development plan we began to review and redesign our curriculum. We started this during our January PD day where we began to work on our curriculum statement and discussed what our curriculum has to offer pupils at Dale Hall. We looked at what a broad and balanced curriculum looks like in reality. We reviewed the National Curriculum requirements for each Key Stage and reviewed coverage across our school. We looked at good practice in other schools and worked through the Ofsted Guidance too. 
At Dale Hall we have developed an immersive text led curriculum, focusing predominantly on skills rather than knowledge. We use the Power of Reading to ensure that all topics are themed around a text that is vocabulary rich and high quality.
Aut 1
This year curriculum continues to be on our school development plan. All subject leaders created a skills/knowledge overview for their subject and reflected on what their subject has to offer pupils at Dale Hall. Have a look at their individual subject pages to find out more.
In autumn 1 subject leaders created action plans for their subject and focused on consistency in their subject. They monitored the way their subjects are planned for, delivered and assessed. Subject leaders have also developed their own curriculum pages on our website.
Aut 2
This half term Subject leaders will be continuing with the actions on their action plans. Their main focus will be monitoring their curriculum area. They will be carrying out learning walks and book scrutiny tasks to ensure coverage in their subject is consistent across the school. 
Spring term
 This half term Subject leaders will be carrying out further monitoring in their subject areas. All subject leaders have received CPD on cultural capital. We have reflected on the cultural capital of our pupils and what more we could do to enhance the cultural knowledge and experiences of our pupils.
"Wow, it's quite amazing how broad your curriculum really is at Dale Hall. The children are so engaged and it's clear that they have the opportunity to learn so many skills and learn them deeply"
Skills overviews for each subject can be found on each curriculum area page. You can also have a look at our class pages for our up to date Medium Term plans and Parent Leaflets.