Our curriculum is currently under review and will be in place and available on our website from September 2018. School staff are excited to be creating a values-based curriculum which supports our vision for children at The Ridgeway.
At The Ridgeway, we are using a programme of Singapore Maths from from Year 1 to Year 6, alongside all schools in the Whitley Cluster. To support children's literacy development we use the Talk for Writing approach. All staff are trained to deliver both programmes.
Children in our EYFS and in KS1 are taught phonics using the Letters and Sounds scheme. All pupils have access to a range of reading books from a variety of schemes, including Oxford Reading Tree, Project X, Rigby Star and Collins Big Cat. Children regularly visit the school library to choose books to read in school and at home.
Pupils at The Ridgeway are fortunate to have access to Forest School. Currently two members of staff are trained Forest School practitioners with another two members of staff due to train in 2018 - 2019. Forest School takes place on the school grounds and is child-led, developing important skills such as self-esteem and confidence, collaboration and co-operation, an ability to safely manage risk, and an opportunity for all pupils to experience success. For more information about Forest School, follow this link: https://www.forestschoolassociation.org/what-is-forest-school/
Class pages continue to be updated termly to outline curriculum planning for that term.