We aim to provide our children with an exciting and creative curriculum, which encompasses the National Curriculum. We want our children to enjoy learning and believe that whenever possible they should experience creative and practical experiences.
These are our three core Curriculum subjects:
- English (Literacy)
- Numeracy (Maths)
Other subjects are foundation subjects:
- History, Geography, Design Technology, Music, Art, P.E, ICT and French.
We also teach R.E. (Religious Education) and P.S.H.E. (Personal, social, health education). We have just been given ‘National Healthy School Status’ and also achieved the ‘Activemark’ for Sport and P.E. Of the 27.5 hours in the normal school week 23.5 hours are spent teaching the agreed curriculum. The remaining time is spent on assemblies, registration and playtimes.
At Ronald Ross Primary School, we teach children from the ages of 3 to 11. Our Early Years classes are the Nursery and Reception. Years 1 & 2 study in Key Stage 1, and Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 study in Key Stage 2.
Children will be taught the core subjects all through the year. P.E., R.E., Music, Art, French & I.C.T. are also taught throughout the year. Design Technology, History & Geography are taught in blocks during the year.
Information and Communication Technology (I.C.T.) is now an increasingly important part of our lives. Every classroom has a P.C. with access to the Internet, Smartboards and projectors are now installed in all the classrooms. We also have a separate computer suite where we teach whole class lessons.
All subjects are taught in mixed ability classes, any grouping necessary is done within the class. We believe that the art of teaching is very important. All staff are trained in different teaching and learning styles so that they can be sure they use appropriate strategies for your child.
As part of our curriculum provision, we aim to teach ‘themed’ weeks throughout the year based on specific curriculum area. Recent themed weeks have included:
- Science week
- Book week
- Health & Fitness week.
This gives us opportunities to have a special focus for the whole school, with different activities taking place. We plan visits out for the children during the week and invite visitors into school to share the main theme of the week