Guide to our Curriculum
As part of Peterborough Keys Academies Trust, our curriculum intent and core principles are focused on the following values:
What will my children learn at ravensthorpe?
At Ravensthorpe, we want our children to...
‘Explore, succeed…soar!’ across the curriculum.
In our Foundation Stage classes, children learn through the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
Please click HERE for more information.
Teachers in EYFS and Key Stage 1 use an online system called Seesaw to communicate with parents and share the learning that has been experienced in class. We will be introducing Seesaw in Key Stage 2 in January 2024.
We then follow the National Curriculum which sets out what children should know, understand and do in each year group. Please click on each subject at the side of this page to find out more information.
Please click HERE to read a copy of the National Primary Curriculum.
For information on our Relationships and Sex Education Policy, please click HERE.
If you require any further information about the curriculum, please speak to the class teacher.
How do we teach children to read?
We use a range of approaches to ensure that all our children become confident and enthusiastic readers. One approach is through the teaching of phonics. Teachers follow Read Write Inc to teach phonics across the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.
Information about Read Write Inc and videos to use at home, click HERE
To continue to support children to develop a deeper understanding of what’s being read, we use Destination Reader to develop a love of reading in Key Stage 2.
How do we teach maths?
We use White Rose Maths to support our maths curriculum. . It aims to develop children’s conceptual understanding and skills proficiency and is underpinned by a strong commitment to problem-solving, reasoning and fluency. For more information about White Rose Maths, please click HERE.
How do we assess our children?
Our teachers use a range of assessment tools to ensure that all children make progress. We use formative assessment in class to ensure that we build on children’s knowledge and understanding. In addition, we use PiXL assessments to check on how children are progressing and to identify next steps.
We also use resources from White Rose Maths and, in Key Stage 2, Destination Reader to support children’s understanding of maths and reading. We use a United Learning in-class pre- and post- unit of work assessment in other areas of the curriculum.
How will I know how my child is doing?
Each term, there is an opportunity to meet with class teachers at our parent-teacher meetings. We strongly encourage children to attend these meetings, to share their progress with parents and to discuss their own targets. In addition, we hope to soon be able to invite all parents and carers again to the termly Class Exhibitions, which provide an opportunity to see the children’s learning in action and to join in. Annual Reports are then sent to parents in second half of the Summer Term.
What about extra-curricular and enrichment activities?
We aim to ensure that our children enjoy a wide range of experiences during their time at Ravensthorpe. As well as the opportunity to exhibit work each term, we celebrate success through our weekly 'RPS Way' assembly and newsletter, together with performance opportunities during the year.
We offer Forest School experiences to all our children and benefit from access to the large community garden on site. Here children can explore the outdoors: building dens, pond-dipping and growing vegetables are amongst the activities on offer.
We have a range of community visitors who come to support learning, including fire-fighters, health-workers, story-tellers and even a Roman Soldier! Our Year 5 children take part in a PKAT Young Explorers Award. This is an exciting programme of outdoor learning, volunteering and physical activity, which culminates in a camping adventure to the Rutland Outdoor Education Centre in the summer term.
In Year 6, our children work together with others across PKAT and the Small Nose Theatre Company to learn about the KinderTransport during World War 2.
Our Just Do Sports Coaches offer a range of extra-curricular activities as well as supporting the delivery of PE within school.