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

Rykneld’s curriculum is underpinned by our curriculum drivers: Enquiry, Environment and Emotional Awareness. We aim to provide our children with memorable experiences to positively impact on their wellbeing and learning. These drivers enable us to teach children holistically.

The documents linked here outline the areas children will study in their time at Rykneld.

Key Stage 1 Curriculum Long Term Plan

Lower Key Stage 2 Curriculum Long term Plan

Upper Key Stage 2 Curriculum Long Term Plan

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

At Rykneld Primary School we follow the Collins, Song for Sounds phonics scheme which closely aligns with Letters and Sounds. Our main reading scheme in Key Stage 1 is Collins Big Cat which builds on the phonics teaching that takes place in school. 

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 2 Autumn 1 Curriculum

Year 3 Autumn 1 Curriculum

Year 4 Autumn 1 Curriculum

Year 5 Autumn 1 Curriculum

Year 6 Autumn 1 Curriculum

Year 1 Autumn 2 Curriculum

Year 2 Autumn 2 Curriculum

Year 3  Autumn 2 Curriculum

Year 4 Autumn 2 Curriculum

Year 5 Autumn 2 Curriculum

Year 6  Autumn 2 Curriculum