The staff at Dovery Down Lower School aim that in delivering a broad and balanced curriculum they encourage lively, enquiring minds with positive attitudes to learning.  Activities are planned to teach concepts appropriate to each year group using a variety of classroom strategies.  There are opportunities for whole class, group and individual teaching, when appropriate practical work involving structured play, observation, experiment and exploration is used to aid conceptual development.  At all times and in all year groups, children are encouraged to reach the highest standards.