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Richard Hill Church of England Primary School

Richard Hill Church of England Primary School


Curriculum Overview

Welcome to our curriculum page!  Here you will find links to all the information we think you will need about our curriculum both in the past and how it is now. 

If you would like any further information please speak to the school office to make an appointment with Mrs Applebee our Headteacher.

Curriculum Intent

Our theologically rooted Christian vision and our Values, the Fruits of the Spirit, underpin our curriculum intent and our shared purpose. To enable this, we ensure our whole school curriculum is rich and rigorous. Key to all of our learning is a sense of belonging, fostered by strong relationships which are the bedrock of our teaching and learning. We invest time in building meaningful and positive relationships with one another.

We are ambitious for every person in our school and are clear about our high expectations for everyone. We provide strong and coherent learning opportunities alongside carefully planned additional experiences to enable children to discover new talents, skills and interests. Underpinning this is the belief that every child has the potential to achieve and excel.

We aim to provide a knowledge-rich and broad curriculum for our children. Each subject is taught discretely to allow children to build on previous knowledge and skills and to enable links to be made as their learning progresses. We place great emphasis on subject specific vocabulary as we believe this allows children to communicate confidently and effectively as well as providing the foundations for their future.

Our curriculum is purposefully designed to provide our children with the knowledge and experiences outside of their own experiences. The reading curriculum in particular uses a wide range of literature from different cultures using a diverse range of authors.

To enable children excel throughout their learning journey, and to encourage them to continue on that journey as their life progresses, we are clear about the intent of our school curriculum:

  • To secure for all children fluent and effective reading to enable them to access the wider curriculum, develop a rich vocabulary and enjoy reading for pleasure.
  • To secure for all children a fluency in number and an ability to manipulate number to support problem solving and reasoning.
  • To ensure children are able to communicate articulately and confidently in a range of forms and situations.
  • To offer for all our children the knowledge and understanding of how to keep themselves mentally and physically safe and healthy.

Our curriculum provides children with memorable experiences, visits and visitors from which they can learn. It encourages them to view the world outside of Richard Hill with excitement and curiosity. It makes for independent and confident learners who know about their community, the wider world and how to make a positive contribution.

Curriculum Design