Our Curriculum Statement
Our ‘Curriculum Drivers’ have been devised based on the needs of our children in Ruardean. As well as our Christian ethos they will drive the skills, knowledge and attributes we are striving to develop in our children so they are prepared for their future education and life skills. The drivers are;
We will deliver our curriculum with creativity and purpose to engage all the children and ensure they make good progress whilst enjoying their time at school.
Our teachers plan creatively from the National Curriculum, 2014. Subjects that are planned separately are:
It is important to our school to foster key behaviours in our pupils to support them to become successful learners and establish desirable qualities that will stand them in good stead for the next phases of their education and for later life. To this end we invented our Learning Aliens: Creative Vlip, Independent Vlip, Sharing Vlip, Resilient Vlip and Curious Vlip.
We considered the statutory aspects of the National Curriculum other aspects of child development and education that contribute to a well-rounded person.
At the heart of our curriculum are Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development. Each subject area has this as its central focus. Many aspects of British Values are taught through our SMSC programme and others we cover as discrete subjects. We have then added to each subject the key skills to be learnt, the soft skills that are developed through this subject, provision for those with additional needs and local and cross-curricular links. We have thought about how we might teach the subject and give suggestions in each area.
We have a focus on History, Geography or Science for each term and bring that under a thematic heading to engage pupils interest. However we know that it is important to include each of the three subjects at other points during the year. Science in particular needs to be on-going. English and maths are included as discrete subjects but the skills taught are revisited within each theme to give further practice and aid retention.
Our curriculum is based on teaching skills in a rigorous, progressive way through exciting and creative contexts. Below you will find an overview for each year group for the skills to be taught and possible themes. We will then review and evaluate our work. It is expected that the curriculum will be expanded and enriched from term to term and year to year. At the heart of the learning is each individual child and we aim for all our children to be engaged and excited by their learning opportunities.
Currently being updated, 7th March 2019, new overviews will be uploaded as soon as they are available. Thank you