We have recently redesigned our curriculum to embrace the Characteristics of Effective learning that is evident in the Early Years Curriculum. Children in years 1-6 have a continuous provision style of learning in the afternoons whereby they have an element of choice in what they learn. There are projects, investigations and most of all play - the biggest contributor to learning.
Our Y6's learn about buoyancy through water play, our Y3 and Y4 learn about Rain forests through art and music and our Y2's have an outdoor learning area. This is how education should be!
We want to create life long learners who are independent and curious and we have designed our new style afternoons to develop these skills. Our teachers are reflective practitioners and we lead by example - encouraging our children to do the same.
Our sports provision is also amazing, with 3 highly skilled and able PE teachers, children at Rickley Park have a great education and can develop strengths.
We teach 'talk 4 writing' www.talk4writing.co.uk/
We use Maths No Problem https://mathsnoproblem.com/
We have recently reviewed how we teach reading in KS2
We use a combination of Read, Write Inc and Letters and Sounds to teach phonics
Non Core Subjects:
We have strong links with Bletchley Park and our computing curriculum is influenced by this. bletchleypark.org.uk/
We have enrichment afternoons for children with higher potential
Y5 children participate in Forest School activities. http://www.theparkstrust.com/education/forest-school-1
Y4 and Y6 children have the opportunity to go on an overnight residential www.caldecottexperience.org.uk/school-groups.html
After School curriculum:
More details are available after half term as we are currently reviewing our provision.