At Roydon, our curriculum prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in the 21st century. We base our curriculum on The National Curriculum set out by the UK government as its basis. We teach all of the skills and knowledge children will need for their future education across a wide range of contexts, as well as ensuring that our children experience a wide range of academic and social experiences both inside and outside of school. We understand our responsibility to ensure the young children who leave us are well-rounded individuals who are ready for not only the next stage of their education but also lifelong learners looking to achieve their full potential in the modern world we live in.
Our Curriculum encourages the development of knowledge, skills and understanding and offers children the opportunity to achieve success in many different areas. Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum 2014, and there are other planned opportunities that make up the wider creative curriculum. We use themed topics in History and Geography, which often link to the texts the children are reading in their English lessons. We run a two-week timetable at Roydon to ensure that enough time is given to all subjects across the curriculum. Lessons such as PE, PSHE and Science are taught on a weekly basis with Maths and English on a daily basis.
Teaching and Learning is matched to pupils preferred learning styles and is differentiated to match ability. We support our children in becoming ‘aspirational’ – aiming high – in order to make the most of their learning opportunities. We encourage an active partnership between school, pupil and home so that children reach their full potential.
Subjects covered within the curriculum are: English; Mathematics; Science; Computing; History; Geography; Music; Physical Education; Art and Design; Design Technology and Religious Education, PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) Cooking and Nutrition and Spanish or French as our modern foreign languages.
Taking The Classroom Outside
We encourage taking our topics outside. From re-enacting scenes from Narnia to building Stone Age shelters, we don’t place boundaries on our classrooms. All pupils have the opportunity to get outside and use their surroundings as a backdrop for learning.
Trips and Visitors
Our office keeps as database of approved visitors to call upon for WOW days including free visitors such as local PCSOs, emergency services workers, local faith leaders, local athletes, artists and charity workers. We also provide a list of paid visitors such as historians, actors, travelling theatres, animal handlers, explorers and scientists.
Trips are encouraged at least termly and can be linked to topics.
Current 'Curriculum Overviews' for each class can be viewed below.
- Reception Rabbits Curriculum Overview A2 19 2004th Nov 2019
- Year 1 Squirrels Curriculum Overview A2 19 2004th Nov 2019
- Year 2 Dragonflies Curriculum Overview A2 19 2004th Nov 2019
- Year 3 Pheasants Curriculum Overview A2 19 2004th Nov 2019
- Year 4 Fox Curriculum Overview A2 19 2004th Nov 2019
- Year 5 Badger Curriculum Overview A2 19 2004th Nov 2019
- Year 6 Owl Curriculum Overview A2 19 2004th Nov 2019
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