Primary School

A partner school within the John Taylor MAT


The school curriculum consists of the subjects and activities that are taught. At Rykneld we concentrate on the 10 subjects of the National Curriculum and Religious Education. We also teach Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship. The 11 subjects of the National Curriculum are:

  • Core Curriculum - English, Mathematics, Science
  • Foundation Subjects - History, Design & Technology, Geography, Art & Design Computing, Foreign Language, Music, Physical Education

The children in Reception are in the final year of the Foundation Stage. There are 7 areas of learning in the 
Foundation Stage Curriculum:

  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Physical Development

The document below provides information about the Essentials Curriculum which the school uses as a framework for planning across the school:

Essentials Curriculum information for parents

The following document provides information about how we assess attainment and progress in our curriculum:

Depth of Learning information for parents

The calculation guidance documents below provide information about the strategies and methods we use in school to teach the four different calculations.

Addition Progression Policy

Subtraction Progression Policy

Multiplication Progression Policy

Division Progression Policy

Recomended reading lists for each year group can be found in the documents below.

Reception Reading List            Year 1 Reading List          Year 2 Reading List

Year 3 Reading List                   Year 4 Reading List          Year 5 Reading List

Year 6 Reading List

The Curriculum Newsletters below provide further information relating to each year group.

Foundation Autumn Term Curriculum

Year 1 Autumn 1 Curriculum

Year 1 Autumn 2 Curriculum

Year 2 Autumn 1 Curriculum

Year 2 Autumn 2 Curriculum

Year 3 Autumn 1 Curriculum

Year 3 Autumn 2 Curriculum

Year 4 Autumn 1 Curriculum

Year 4 Autumn 2 Curriculum

Year 5 Autumn 1 Curriculum

Year 5 Autumn 2 Curriculum

Year 6 Autumn 1 Curriculum

Year 6 Autumn 2 Curriculum 

Foundation Spring Term Curriculum

Year 1 Spring 1 Curriculum

Year 2 Spring 1 Curriculum

Year 3 Spring 1 Curriculum

Year 4 Spring 1 Curriculum

Year 5 Spring 1 Curriculum

Year 6 Spring 1 Curriculum

Year 1 Spring 2 Curriculum

Year 2 Spring 2 Curriculum

Year 3 Spring 2 Curriculum

Year 4 Spring 2 Curriculum

Year 5 Spring 2 Curriculum

Year 6 Spring 2 Curriculum