Our Curriculum

We currently follow the Cornerstones curriculum which is a broad and balanced, knowledge and skills based online curriculum with a creative edge. Guidance on how we teacher Reading, Writing and Maths can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Staff employ a variety of teaching styles and approaches with pupils, including whole class, small group and personalized learning strategies.

Our taught curriculum is essentially planned and delivered through 3 'Key Stages'. 

  • EYFS  Early Years and Foundation Stage  -  Nursery / Reception
  • Key Stage 1  -  Years 1 and 2
  • Key Stage 2   -  Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

In the Early Years we follow a programme of learning in accordance with the principles of the Early Years Foundation stage.

 

 

Core Subjects:

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 use the Cornerstones curriculum to teach our foundation subjects   https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/

We have a specialist music teacher on site

We have a PE team of 3 highly qualified staff

We are members of the British Council and are making links with schools across Europe  www.britishcouncil.org

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 children have the opportunity to go on an overnight residential    www.caldecottexperience.org.uk/school-groups.html

 

PE

We value sport and exercise highly at Rickley Park and have 3 staff dedicated to this subject. This means our children get a really good education in physical exercise and the opportunity to participate in many after school clubs, festivals and competitions. Please see below the PE overview for the year. 

 

After School curriculum:

We have numerous sporting opportunities run by our team and college students

We have a singing and signing choir

We have an art club

We have a more able writers club