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.
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
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