Curriculum Overview

We believe that children learn best when they are interested and motivated by their learning and are able to apply their skills to real-life situations. Therefore, at Rangeworthy, we have designed our own skill-based curriculum which follows the new Curriculum 2014 but allows us to tailor the learning to the children in our school.

Each topic contains a ‘memorable event’ to engage children in their learning, visits are arranged to places of interest and visitors are invited to come into school to talk to the children. Subjects are also taught in a very cross-curricular way and a celebration is held at the end of a topic so that children can share their learning.

The children also participate in a wide variety of sporting events and competitions and often achieve sporting success! The children’s personal development and well-being have a very high priority within our school. We are proud of our reputation as a caring, happy school. This is achieved through weekly PSHE (personal, social and health education) lessons and through a wide variety of opportunities for children to contribute to the school community, including through membership of the school council.

Children with special educational needs are also very well supported. Through a differentiated curriculum and through continuous assessment, we identify children in need of additional support. Children are given individual programmes of work to support their learning needs and group and individual intervention programmes are used where appropriate.

Our Curriculum includes the following subjects:

Please click on the subject links above for further details about each subject

When viewing the overviews, please note that September 2016 to July 2017 is Year A

We strongly believe in providing children with the skills that they will need to be happy, successful adults and therefore, we supplement programs of study with curriculum content that we have developed ourselves as well as helping children to develop a set of skills for the future. Therefore, we have developed our own ‘Creative curriculum’ where subjects are taught in a cross-curricular way (where appropriate), so that children apply their learning, making learning more enjoyable and embedded.

Our cross-curricular topics for Year A:

  Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
Terms 1 & 2 Time Travellers Ancient Egypt The World at War
Terms 3 & 4 Extreme Weather The United Kingdom Rivers and rainforests
Terms 5 & 6 Local Explorers Invaders Viking Raiders

Our cross-curricular topics for Year B:

  Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
Terms 1 & 2 Changes Stone Age to Iron Age Ancient Greece
Terms 3 & 4 China Italy and Eruptions Explorers
Terms 5 & 6 At the Seaside The Roaming Romans Ancient Civilisations

As we are a Church of England School, our values run through everything we do and are visible in everything the children do. These underpin our approach to spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC). The school values which we regularly visit during worship are:

Courage, Trust, Forgiveness, Justice, Thankfulness, Compassion, Friendship, Truthfulness, Generosity, Respect, Perseverance, Responsibility.

Our school motto is: ‘Growing into everything that God wants us to be’

In Early Years, we follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, published in March 2014 by the DfES.

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/eyfs-statutory-framework/

This Framework specifies the requirement for learning and development in the Early Years and provides prime and specific areas of learning we must cover in our curriculum. These areas are:

  • Communication and Language development
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

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