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At Ridgeway we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which meets the needs of Ridgeway pupils. We have designed our own curriculum to ensure that children who attend Ridgeway enjoy and achieve. Our curriculum upholds the fundamental core values of democracy, rule of law, liberty and tolerance of all faiths and beliefs.  We also feel our curriculum prepares children for the future and gives them the skills and knowledge to succeed not only in the rest of their educational journey, but far beyond this.


Our main priority is for children to excel and make as much progress in the core areas of the curriculum as possible.  We base much of our planning on basic skills, giving children the opportunity to progress from a solid base. We teach the new National Curriculum for all elements of Maths and English.  


We have taken the new National Curriculum and developed the key skills from this into a series of topics. These topics will include hands on activities, memorable moments and will have a great focus on skills. Each class have produced an overview for parents relating to their half termly topic. These can be found on the class pages.


Phonics is taught through Letters and Sounds throughout the school. We have banded reading books which we follow to aid the teaching of reading, and a packed full library to supplement our reading and topic curriculum. Children will be taught French in Key Stage 2.


Below you will be able to find out what the children in each year group will be learning about. This may be subject to change as teachers will update their planning based on the needs of your children.




Please find a link to the new National Curriculum below as well as our own curriculum policy. Please click on the link to read.


Primary National Curriculum 2014


Curriculum Policy



Below are links to our subject specific policies. Please click on the policy you would like to read.


Art and Design Policy

Design and Technology Policy

English Policy

Geography policy

History policy

Mathematics Policy

Music policy

RE policy

Science Policy