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.
Ofsted’s working definition of the curriculum:
“The curriculum is a framework for setting out the aims of a programme of education, including the knowledge and skills to be gained at each stage (intent); for translating that framework over time into a structure and narrative, within an institutional context (implementation) and for evaluating what knowledge and skills pupils have gained against expectations (impact/achievement).”
Our Curriculum Overview
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
View our approach to each individual subject on our Curriculum Content section of our website.
Please view our Curriculum Maps by selecting the links below and view Our Classes section of our website to see the curriculum in action.
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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