The Rissington School Curriculum

Our curriculum is built up through the National Curriculum, where the age related expectations are taught through inspirational topics, to ensure that work is meaningful to the children, whose ideas are sought prior to the start of each topic. The specific skills that are taught in each year group are listed in the National Curriculum

Summer 2017 Curriculum

We are very proud of our curriculum, which was recognised by Ofsted as “outstanding”; focussing on providing real-life activities, relevant to pupils’ experience to inspire learning. We follow the national curriculum, teaching the skills identified within it at an ability-appropriate level, through a variety of inspirational topics, which are designed by our enthusiastic teachers, to link as many areas of the curriculum as possible, in order for our children to learn in a meaningful way. We use the Chris Quigley Essentials planning tool to support our curriculum organisation and coverage. Each term a curriculum letter is published to parents and carers, which outlines the programme of study that will take place. We use a range of phonics and reading schemes, depending on the needs of our learners, but chiefly use the skills of our talented teaching staff to develop early reading and writing. Published schemes that are used in Foundation Stage 2 and Key Stage 1 include Songbirds, Phonics Bug and aspects of Letters and Sounds for phonics teaching and Oxford Reading Tree, Ginn, All Aboard and Rigby Star for reading development. Parents, Carers and members of the public can find out more about our curriculum by reading the curriculum letters, consulting with the national curriculum and its age-related expectations or by contacting the school to make an appointment to discuss the curriculum with a member of the school management team.



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Spitfire & Vulcan

(Years 1 & 2)

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Hercules & Phantom

(Year 3 & 4)

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Tornado & Harrier
(Year 5 & 6)

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