This section of our website is focused on our Curriculum and provides an overview of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework and the Curriculum offer for children in Years 1 to 6. There are also sections on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Development, Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship and how we promote British Values.
In line with statutory requirements, the new Curriculum was launched in September 2014, coinciding with the introduction of the new National Curriculum in England.
Below, you’ll find a overview of the curricular areas we teach in each class. If you’d like to learn a little more about our curriculum and how it’s organised, then please do let us know. We’ll be delighted to talk you through it.
Curriculum Intent and Rationale
Why do we teach what we teach?
We use the Sounds Write phonics programme in EYFS and KS1 and KS2
Please view our Curriculum Maps by selecting the links below and view Our Classes section of our website to see the curriculum in action.
As a school, we use the PSHE Association Programme of Study in which Relationships Education and Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing Education are taught through three core themes within which there is broad overlap and flexibility:
Core theme 1. Health and Wellbeing
Core theme 2. Relationships
Core theme 3. Living in the Wider World
Schools are expected to cover all three but it will mandatory for all schools to deliver health education and relationships and sex education (or ‘relationship education’ in primaries) by 2020.
The following topics are interwoven through our Curriculum Maps;
- Families and People who Care for Me
- Care and Friendships
- Respectful relationships
- Online Relationships
- Being Safe
- Mental Wellbeing
- Internet Safety and Harms
- Physical Health and Fitness
- Healthy Eating
- Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
- Health and Prevention
- Basic First Aid
- Changing Adolescent Body
As well as being interwoven throughout the curriculum, the school also uses discrete sessions to augment several of these topics. These include:
- My Money Week
- Internet Safety Week
- Mini Police
- St. John’s Ambulance Training
- School Nurse Visits
- Emotional Mental Health & Wellbeing Nurse
- Vision North East
- Police Dog Visits (Jet & Ben)
- Safety Carousels
- FISCH Initiative
- Dedicated Assemblies
- Family Group Sessions
- Celebration Assemblies
- KS3 Transition
- Educate and Celebrate Activities
- Parliamentary Outreach
- Inter-School Debates
- Visits to a variety of Places of Worship.
- Outdoor & Woodland Learning through Woodland Trust and OASES.
- Learning Outside the Classroom Residential Visits. (Robinwood, Lockerbie Manor, Giessen).
- Space Camp in collaboration with the Stephen Hawking Foundation
Ramshaw Primary School have subscribed to VotesforSchools. VotesforSchools offers topical issues for pupils to discuss and debate. British values are lived and experienced during the debate and through the vote process. It also supports SMSC, PSHE and Citizenship. VotesforSchools supports Ofsted and Independent School Inspectorate.
You can find out more on our website about how VotesforSchools will inspire our pupils to have a voice in our school.
A weekly curriculum checklist provides clear evidence of SMSC, British values and Prevent delivery.
Partners who help our pupils decide on their next steps in education and employment include;
Primary Futures (Education & Employers)
Newcastle University Campus Explorers (Y5)
Newcastle University Safari (Y6)
Evenwood Engineering (Local Industry Parnership).
Archived Curriculum Plans
You can also view archived curriculum maps on our website.
As part of our work with Educate and Celebrate our Assemblies throughout the year include and celebrate;
- LGBT History Month
- Women’s History Month
- Black History Month
- UK Disability History Month
- Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month
Our Assemblies also include special days from the world’s foremost religions including;
- Birth of Guru Nanak
- Loy Krathong
- Birth of Guru Gobind Singh
- Chinese New Year
- Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana).
- Lantern Festival
We also welcome visitors from other faiths to contribute to our understanding of their beliefs.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Ramshaw Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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