|At Ranelagh our curriculum is designed around The National Curriculum (2014); reflecting the diversity of our community and is underpinned by our school values. We plan subjects to make the curriculum cohesive and try to bring learning alive. We plan time for children to take part in the Arts and are proud of their achievements in many different areas.
We recognise the value of active learning through hands-on, play based activities and use an approach often referred to as 'continuous provision' in our Early Years and throughout Key Stage 1 where children have access to Sand, water, role-play,small world, brick play and other active learning experiences. These experiences enable children to explore recent learning, practice new skills, and follow their own interests alongside adult-directed, focused sessions. This combination of continuous and enhanced provision gives teachers a context within which they can set their adult-led activities, being sure that children have plenty of opportunities to practice and improve skills, knowledge and confidence in active, independent learning. We use Letters and Sounds as a basis for our phonics teaching.
Our pupils are often taught in mixed age classes so our curriculum is designed over a two-year cycle. A summary of this cycle is provided in our long-term plan. More detailed information can be accessed via our class pages.