Curriculum maps and class topics
We have always ensured that the children at Randwick are taught a full curriculum, and as a state school we follow the national curriculum: (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum ). We focus on a topic for one term (what we used to call half a term) which means we can cover more topics and provide children with a greater range of experience in geography, history and computing. We have made the curriculum relevant to the children HERE (eg where possible, history and geography are focussed on the local area). We have allocated two afternoons a week for these subjects so that we can give enough time to teach the topics in depth. Children also have one afternoon of science each week, one afternoon of Religious Education and Music, and one afternoon of PHSE (personal, health and social education) and Randwick Runway. Randwick Runway is linked to the national curriculum, encompassing PE (yoga), geography (Eco-Schools), design and technology (the café and arts and crafts), art (arts and crafts), English (Randwick Runner and Randwick Worship) and Religious Education (Randwick Worship).
The attached timetable shows more visually what a typical week looks like, but of course, teachers decide what is taught when so a class timetable might look a little different. Art and design and technology are taught for at least one day each, each term. French teaching in Key Stage Two is interwoven throughout the week (eg learning phrases during afternoon registration). All children get an average of around two hours of Physical Education a week (which includes twice weekly fun runs, yoga for 6 weeks in Randwick Runway, Sports Week, Forest School). Children have a class story read to them at least three times a week and have opportunities to read themselves, and to an adult if younger. Parent helpers enable us to enhance these opportunities to read to an adult so please let us know if you have some time available.
The curriculum maps show what we teach when. We use some schemes to help us with music (Charanga) and PHSE (the Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning ‘Pink Curriculum’). We have bought the ‘PE Pal’ scheme this year from Atlas Sports; each class has a tablet with PE Pal loaded which provides plans and videos for teachers and children.
Knowledge Organisers focus on the main topic for the term and go home to parents and carers at the start. Each half term teachers and TAs will plan and produce these, to help us focus on what it is we want the children to learn, and for children to have at home to help them learn and remember key information. If you are interested in reading more about these, follow this link: