At Rosliston School we follow the National Curriculum, set out by the government, for pupils of primary school age. The current curriculum was implemented in 2014. Within these guidelines we have adopted a creative, cross-curricular approach - that we hope will make pupils' learning more cohesive and engaging. Our curriculum has been under review. Between 2020 and 2023, we have worked hard to overhaul our topics and themes, to not only ensure we are teaching the statutory curriculum content, but also making our curriculum accessible, engaging, ambitious and enjoyable for all!
In April 2023, OFSTED said the following about our curriculum:
"Leaders have increased ambitions to enable pupils to ‘reach for the sky’. They are working hard to ensure that pupils can achieve consistently well across the curriculum."
"Leaders have recently overhauled the curriculum to make it more ambitious and interesting for pupils. They have specified what they want pupils to achieve."
"The curriculum ensures that pupils learn about equality and treating all people fairly."
As we have mixed-age classes, our curriculum themes cycle through on a two year rotation, so that children do not repeat content during their time in each class. In order to reinforce and build on specific subject knowledge and skills, we do re-visit some of these within the two year cycle.
Our school curriculum has been designed with age-related class themes across each term. Through the themed approach, we endeavour to make the most of links between learning and subject areas. For instance, in a topic about Great Britain the children might learn about the history and geography of Great Britain. They may write letters to places of interest requesting information in their English lessons. Through science, music and art we might learn about specific British individuals who have, or are currently making, important contributions to the country and indeed the world. Whilst we try to make as many curriculum links as we can, we also recognise that some subject matter may need to be taught discretely alongside the main class theme.
Please see the overviews at the bottom of this page, for the topics our children will be covering each term. You can also explore our Knowledge Organisers by following the link to the sub-page.
Accessed via the link below, are our whole-school progression documents for each subject.