The Ryarsh Primary School Curriculum is all the planned activities which we organise in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum (DfE,2014) and Early Years Foundation Stage (DfE,2012), but also the additional elements that enable us to develop our learners in line with the values and ethos of school. This ensures that, as well as meeting current aims and statutory requirements, we are developing children for a brighter future. This is in line with our school motto of:
“Forward thinking for a brighter future.”
Although our curriculum is underpinned by the aims of the National Curriculum, there are other planned opportunities that make up the wider school curriculum. These reflect our children at Ryarsh and allow us to develop a personalised approach to learning, which is continuously evolving in line with our children’s needs. With our school environment, we aim to develop our setting so it captivates our children and gives us a platform to strengthen and deepen learning. We provide our educators with the opportunity to drive the highest standards, whilst at the same time promote a creative approach. This develops a love of learning in our children, as well as preparing them for the next stage in their education. At Ryarsh, we understand and appreciate that all of our children are unique and we aim for our children to leave Ryarsh Primary School with lifelong happy memories.
Throughout our curriculum we aim to develop the core skills of reading, writing and mathematics. Where links can be made, subjects are taught creatively in a cross curricular thematic manner. Where this is not achievable, subjects are taught discretely. Running through all our teaching is our aim to develop life long learning skills through a focus on ‘growth mindset’ to allow the children to grow as both a learner and a person. We want our children to be comfortable in learning from their mistakes and seeing the value in failure.
Our curriculum is designed to be:
At Ryarsh, we aim to constantly inspire our children to order to develop ‘awe and wonder’ moments. We want our children to be captivated by their learning and believe that learning is stronger when emotional links are made. We aim to provide inspiring learning opportunities which allow the children to take ownership of their own learning. Through developing creative and open-ended activities, we are able to give purpose to learning and achievements. We also aim to inspire children beyond the classroom through providing a variety of extracurricular opportunities.
Our curriculum aims to equip our children with the vital knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in the future. We strive to personalise our curriculum for our children in order to make purposeful links with the real world. This allows us to help our children bridge the gap between the known and the unknown.
Our curriculum aims to promote excellence and encourage children to reach the highest standards possible. There is a strong expectation placed on the children in the school that ‘nothing but their best will do’. Through delivering engaging and challenging learning experiences, we are able to provide the best possible platform for our children to succeed. We celebrate excellence both in terms of the quality of children’s learning outcomes as well as children’s approach to learning.
Our curriculum also links to our school values which can be seen on the Ryarsh Value Tree below: