Curriculum Intent

Our Curriculum Intent

At Ditcheat Primary School, the term curriculum does not just refer to the lessons and academic content taught but instead to the complete experience had by our children. It is the values that they learn, the clubs they attend, the relationships they develop, the knowledge and skills they learn that go to making them ready for the next stage in their lives.

Knowledge, skills and understanding

A curriculum of sequenced progression of skills and knowledge based on the children’s current starting points with opportunities to put things into practice.

A curriculum that focusses on reading and vocabulary to allow equity for all to enable all children to access a full curriculum.

Developing the whole child

A curriculum that provokes curiosity and strengthens a belief in children’s own abilities.

A curriculum underpinned by our school learning behaviours.

Teachers as learners

To develop a culture of good subject knowledge where there is ongoing learning and sharing of good practice amongst staff.


A curriculum that builds a foundation for children to understand, respect and value the world and their place in it while building positive attitudes.


A broad curriculum which is ambitious, challenging and inspiring which deepens understanding and makes transferable connections across learning.

An enriched curriculum that inspires life-long learning.


Embedded assessment and evaluation to continue to support and develop a curriculum to the needs of the children and the world in which they live.