Curriculum

We are very proud of our school curriculum, which has been developed by our teachers especially for the children of Ridge. Our curriculum is designed to support children’s development of skills and attributes that they need to be successful in learning and in life.

 

Our school curriculum centres around exciting topics, through which the children’s learning is planned. Families can see each class’s topics for the year in the ‘Curriculum Overview’ on their class webpage. Each topic involves a number of subject areas from the National Curriculum, which link to the topic. Each topic also includes a number of ‘experiences’ (including visitors in school, and visits going out of school) which are planned to enrich the curriculum and extend learning.

 

Subject areas which don’t fit within a topic are taught discretely, sometimes alongside a topic and sometimes in a ‘block’, for example a Science Week.

 

Teachers use the National Curriculum, which forms part of our school curriculum, to inform their plans for teaching and learning. The National Curriculum Framework for Key Stages 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) is provided by the Department for Education, and the DfE’s National Curriculum ‘Framework Document’ for Key Stage 1 and 2 is available online here.

 

The Framework details the key skills children learn in each ‘core subject’ (English, maths, science) and each ‘foundation subject’ (art & design; computing; design and technology; languages; geography; history; music; physical education, and religious education). Children are also taught PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education).

 

You can find out about the topics your child is learning about by taking a look at the class ‘curriculum newsletters’ on their class webpage, under the ‘classes’ tab.

If you would like to know more, please speak to your child’s teacher.

 

Our curriculum is planned to develop children’s skills and attributes, throughout their time at school, including:

 

Skills

 

Team work

Independence

Social skills

Problem solving

Financial skills

Enquiry

Research

Critical thinking

Communication

Cooking

Creativity

Practical skills/fixing things

Emotional intelligence

Adaptability/flexibility

Enterprise

Investigative

 

Attributes

 

Ambition

Positivity

Responsibility

Honesty

Resilience

Respectful

Imaginative

Self-esteem

Citizenship

Perseverance

Generosity

Culturally aware

Well mannered

Kind

Empathetic

Open minded

Inquisitive

Determined

Confident

Enthusiastic

Well motivated

Tolerant

Understanding

Inquisitive