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Ravensdale Primary School

Organisation and Planning

At Ravensdale Primary School, our curriculum is based on the September 2014 National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 and the Early Years 2021 framework in Reception. 

National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 & 2 (2014)

New Framework EYFS March 2021 

All teachers are responsible for planning, evaluating and teaching in their classes, doing so from long term plans set out or agreed by the relevant subject leaders. These leaders monitor and co-ordinate their subject across the school, offering guidance and support to all staff. The Senior Leadership Team, Curriculum Leader and Headteacher all oversee the Ravensdale Curriculum in its entirety.

Class teachers meet regularly to ensure continuity of provision and we moderate judgements and assessments in terms of expectations and outcomes across the year groups.

Our curriculum is ambitious and expands on the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum, sequencing teaching and learning in all the required subjects. Where possible, we also connect the teaching and learning of subjects, bringing skills and knowledge together into cross-subject thematic units of work.

Most subjects are taught, learnt and utilised as part of this thematic approach to learning, but we do choose to teach some discretely, without direct and specific connection to our theme cycles.

These subjects are:

  • English
  • maths
  • religious education
  • modern foreign languages (French)


The following subjects are therefore taught thematically:

  • science
  • Physical Education
  • history
  • geography
  • art
  • design technology
  • computing
  • music
  • PSHE

We believe the discrete teaching and learning of English and maths is further deepened through the activities and outcomes our children enjoy as part of their wider, thematic curriculum.

In this way, our largely thematic approach to the curriculum gives our learners fantastic opportunities to be the best they possibly can be.