At Dartford Primary children are taught in mixed ability groups in their year groups. This allows the teacher to gain an overview of their progress throughout the year across the whole curriculum and plan their next steps accurately. The progress of all pupils is reviewed each term.
Being part of the Leigh Academies Trust has enabled our most able Year 5 and Year 6 pupils to have the opportunity to develop their mathematical understanding and skills regularly at The Leigh Academy and we have also developed curriculum enrichment programmes too.
At Dartford Primary Academy we follow the National Curriculum and believe it is important to have a clear focus upon basic skills in English such as spelling, punctuation and grammar.
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We use Read Write Inc (RWI), which is a consistent, rigorous and dynamic literacy programme to teach EVERY child to read. Using synthetic phonics, children quickly learn to blend letter sounds together following a fun and effective programme. The official Read Write Inc. website, www.oup.com/oxed/primary/rwi/ provides all the information you need to support your child through the programme.
In mathematics we focus upon pupils knowing all of their times tables and have a secure understanding of calculation by Year 4 to enable pupils to solve mathematical problems with increased confidence.
Specific intervention programmes are created to overcome barriers to learning and are created by dedicated staff who work with pupils, parents, teachers and external agencies to develop strategies to help your child reach their potential. We pride ourselves on high quality pastoral care.
Find out more here about assessment at Dartford Primary Academy:
Pupils are given many high quality opportunities to develop their curiosity and creativity. They are encouraged to use their imagination, for example when thinking of ways to praise a friend, and are taught to respect the feelings and viewpoints of others.
Pupils are engaged and motivated by the way teachers present and teach the well-planned curriculum. This not only ensures that good learning takes place but makes a strong contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Teaching assistants make a strong contribution to the good learning taking place, especially when pupils with special educational needs are taught in small groups outside the classroom. They work in very close partnership with teachers and bring an additional range of helpful skills and experiences into the classrooms.