Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

At The Ryde School we have worked hard to develop a creative and innovative curriculum that both inspires and motivates our children to learn. Based on the National Curriculum, we offer a rich themed cross curricular approach to learning each half term, where children have opportunities to learn outside the classroom.  Children’s learning is assessed …

Maths

Subject Lead: Miss C Brumby Maths Curriculum 2022-2023 Parents’ Leaflets Exploring Maths at The Ryde School Reception In reception, maths learning is completed through teacher led activities as well as explore and learn time. The EYFS framework says that ‘Developing a strong grounding in number is essential so that all children develop the necessary building …

English

Subject Lead: Ms C Curtis Exploring English at The Ryde School Reception Books Reception have read. Vocabulary to help us express our emotions. Year 1 An activity to help us create a word bank about fire. Art inspired by setting of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Year 2 The children wrote predictions about where …

Science

Subject Lead: Mrs E Martindale Science Curriculum 2022-2023 Exploring Science at The Ryde School Class 1 Class 2 Suitability of materials We tested different materials to discover which would be best to make a pair of wellies. We considered how to make it a fair test and identified that it needed to be waterproof and …

Art and Design

Subject Lead: Mrs E Martindale Art and Design Curriculum 2022-2023 Exploring Art and Design at The Ryde School Year 1 Painting Year 1 used Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s ‘Autumn’ painting as a starting point for their work developing their sketching skills.  Discussion around the painting was in depth and the children gave lots of insightful ideas. They …

Computing

Subject Lead: Miss C Brumby Computing Curriculum Exploring Computing at The Ryde School Year 1 Year 1 spent time learning how to log themselves into their Purple Mash accounts and why it is important to keep their passwords safe. They also learnt what an algorithm is and used the bee bot app on the iPad …

Design and Technology

Subject Lead: Mrs P Hitch Design and Technology Curriculum 2022-2023 Exploring Design and Technology at The Ryde School Nursery Design and Technology is about making something for somebody for a purpose. In Early Years, much of the time spent on design and technology is spent exploring and combining different materials. In doing this, children learn …

Early Years

Subject Lead: Mrs K O’Connor EYFS Curriculum Intent The Early Years Foundation Stage is the crucial beginning of every child’s learning journey.   At the Ryde Primary School, we believe that every child is unique and strive to provide an enabling environment that is nurturing and inclusive. “The environment plays a key-role in supporting and extending …

Forest School

Subject Lead: Ms S Burns Exploring Forest School at The Ryde School Year 4 sessions Autumn term 2022 During Forest School sessions the children have chosen new and challenging activities to explore and engage with as well as revisiting those enjoyed in past years. They have been further developing their skills especially in sculpting with …

French

Subject Lead: Mrs K Hawton Exploring French at The Ryde School Pupils at The Ryde School begin to use the Language Angels interactive schemes of work in Key Stage Two from Year Three upwards. The scheme shows a clear progression of skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar which the pupils build upon as …

Geography

Subject Lead: Mrs A Bowden Geography Curriculum Exploring Geography at The Ryde School EYFS In Geography we explored and compared different climates – hot and cold. Handa’s Surprise – hot climate Lost and Found – cold climate We explored on Google earth where the fruits came from during Handa’s surprise. We explored simple maps and …

History

Subject Lead: Miss M Spurr History Curriculum 2022-2023 Exploring History at The Ryde School Year 2 – Pirate Day This term we have been learning about Pirates. In history, we learnt about famous pirates, such as Blackbeard, Calico Jack, Anne Bonny and Black Bart. We created a fact file of our favourite pirate and considered …

Music

Subject Lead: Mrs D Wallace Music Curriculum Notation –  The children recognise the connection between sound and symbol. They familiarise themselves with and learn an instrumental part that matches their musical challenge, using one of the differentiated parts – a one-note, simple or medium part or the melody of the song from memory or using notation. Singing on …

Physical Education

Subject Lead: Mrs P Quinn District Sports On Monday 22nd July, Class 3, 4, 5 and 6 took part in the district sport competition. Different year groups competed in different events including, relay racing, long jump, high jump, target bean bag throwing and a throwing for distance event. Every child who took part worked hard …

PSHE/RSE

Subject Lead: Ms C Curtis

Religious Education

Subject Lead: Mrs E Martindale Religious Education Curriculum Exploring Religious Education at The Ryde School Reception After exploring Diwali, some of our reception children choose to create diva lamps. Reception class have been exploring Rangoli patterns. Year 2 We learnt about the Muslim story of The Crying Camel and thought about what this tells us …