We are currently following an adapted curriculum to support our children through this time of uncertainty. We have made the following changes:
- Focused English and Maths curriculum to close the gap of absence over the lockdown period.
- Increased pastoral support via additional PSHE and classroom Thrive sessions.
- Daily physical activity
- Home Learning initiatives continued and enhanced
We will continue to monitor and adapt our curriculum to ensure that it fully supports the learning needs of all of the children who attend our school.
Roding Primary School Curriculum
The children follow a programme of study that includes the National Curriculum, The Primary Frameworks and a number of creative opportunities.
Over the year, children receive a broad and balanced curriculum that consists of English, Maths, Science, Computing, Technology, History, Geography, Physical Education (PE), Art, Music, Religious Education (RE), Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) and a Modern Foreign Language (French) in years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
RE follows an agreed syllabus recommended by the Local Authority. Any parent wishing to withdraw their child from RE or collective worship (including school visits) should discuss the matter with the Site Head.
We believe that children can achieve their maximum potential by following the core areas of English, Maths and Science as separate subjects. History, Geography & Technology are taught each term as part of a topic. Opportunities for links with Computing, Art, Music & PE are also identified but these may also be taught as separate subjects.
To develop and support children's learning, the application of skills and knowledge in different contexts and to promote a healthy attitude to learning, years 1-6 participate in Golden Time for 1 hour at the end of each week. We also take advantage of significant anniversaries and events, as well as one-off links and offers, to enhance and ensure that our curriculum is relevant to our children.
There is a requirement for schools to make their curriculum, content and approach, by academic year and by subject, available online. We recognise that this is a lot of complex information and parents are encouraged to speak to class teachers, Assistant Heads or the site Every Child Matters Coordinator (ECMC) as their first point of reference for any queries.
Assistant Heads: Nursery & Reception (EYFS) Mrs Brisset; Years 1 & 2 (Key Stage 1) Mr Chase; Years 3 & 4 (Lower Key Stage 2) Miss Sampson; Years 5 & 6 (Upper Key Stage 2) Mrs Geary.
ECMC: Cannington: Mrs Caden; Hewett: Miss Roberts.
Please see the class teacher if you require information on the current curriculum and this term's school trips.