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Deer Park Primary School New Road, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 6TD Telephone or Fax: 01246 232696
Deer Park Primary School, New Road, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 6TD                       Telephone or Fax 01246 232696  e-mail: info@deerpark.derbyshire.sch.uk
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School Aim Every child should develop to their full potential. “Today’s learners, tomorrow’s leaders”. School Ethos Whilst pupils are with us we aim for them to acquire a set of values that will help them to lead full lives in the future. The acquisition of basic skills is of prime importance to us. We provide a secure and stable environment in which children behave sensibly and endeavour to do their best at all times. The atmosphere within the school is friendly and caring,  within a framework of quiet but firm discipline. We have a structured approach to all academic subjects and this should result in the gradual development of education concepts, the acquisition of intellectual, social and manipulative skills, and the build up of a store of factual knowledge.   
Curriculum Plans Click here for key stage 1 and foundation stage. Click here for key stage 2 topic plans.                                  
Phonics The children are taught phonics using the recently introduced (autumn 2016) ‘Phonics Bug’ programme which starts in the Reception/Foundation stage and continues through Key Stage 1 and on into Key Stage 2 for those children that still require the input. The sessions are taught in FS/KS1 in the last 20 minutes of the morning sessions and the children, once assessed, are taught in groups of similar ability. By the time they reach KS2 the vast majority of children are proficient in decoding text. For those that still require support, they are taught in small groups or as individuals until they are confident in this area of their development. Click here for full policy (currently being updated).                    
Reading Scheme   The children learn to read using a variety of text and stimuli. The core Reading Scheme used is the Oxford Reading Tree with its characters Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog. Initially the children are taught some simple words, including the names of the characters. They start with books without text but with wonderful illustrations that tell a story.  As their vocabulary increases the text in the books becomes more advanced and challenging but the emphasis remains on the enjoyment of reading. The children are encouraged to read at home so that they see this as a pleasurable activity that is not just for school. Working with parents in this way we find that the children make rapid progress in their reading.