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Ravensdale Primary School

Thematic Learning

Our cohesive, thematic wider curriculum – developed from Dimensions ‘Learning Means the World’’ © is innovative, forward thinking and highly relevant to the world we live in today. It is carefully and creatively designed, with rigorous progression and integration of subjects, taught through highly relevant and engaging thematic units.

Our thematic curriculum is always evolving and shaped to deal with core concepts of tomorrow’s issues today, approaching these in a connected and accessible way for our primary age pupils. Our ‘Learning Means the World’ curriculum reflects the real world around us all, from our local area to the world at large. It is both knowledge-rich and skills-based, providing an ambitious blend of learning for pupils as they grow.

Our curriculum offers a wide range of inspiring, engaging and exploratory learning experiences, including the development of cultural capital through selected activities, visits and events. We aim to raise pupils’ aspirations by teaching them about human creativity and achievement and we strive to help our pupils understand the impact we have on the world we live in. We intend for our pupils to be aware of their potential impact not just on our school, but as educated citizens of the future, the impact they could have beyond their own community and even on a wider global scale.

We deeply believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time. There should be no limits to curiosity and we intend that our pupils’ develop a thirst for new experiences and knowledge throughout their time at Ravensdale.

Through being guided through our curriculum and exploring our school values, Ravensdale pupils leave us with an all-important sense of belonging to the tightly knit community they have grown up in.

Most importantly, children leave Ravensdale not only understanding more and being able to do more - they move on knowing that they matter.