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 2023-2024 Parents’ Leaflets World Maths Day – 19th April 2023 The whole school used the book ‘The Perfect Fit’ by Naomi Jones as a focus for our Maths Day. Nursery This week in the Nursery we have been learning about 2D shapes. We have focussed on a different …

English

Subject Lead: Ms C Curtis Useful Resources World Book Day at The Ryde March 2023 This year The Ryde celebrated stories from cultures around the world. Some parents came in to school to read books that their families enjoy sharing at home. The children really enjoyed these sessions! Each class chose a book to share …

Science

Subject Lead: Mrs E Martindale Science Curriculum 2023-2024 Exploring Science at The Ryde School Science Displays Autumn 2023 Take a look at some of our fantastic science displays from this term. Class 6 have looked at classifying and grouping invertebrates. They created accurate models using research. Class 1 have been looking at properties of materials …

Art and Design

Subject Lead: Mrs E Martindale Art and Design Curriculum Exploring Art and Design at The Ryde School Art and Design Autumn 2023 This term has been a fantastic one for Art around the Ryde. Every class has worked really hard on their art project and explored lots of different skills, including: calligraphy, illustration, collage, scaled …

Computing

Subject Lead: Miss C Brumby Computing Curriculum Exploring Computing at The Ryde School Reception We read the story Hanni and the Magic Window, we spoke about what we would do if we saw something that made us feel funny or worried.  We created our own magic windows and took them home to discuss with our …

Design and Technology

Subject Lead: Mrs P Hitch Design and Technology Curriculum 2023-2024 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 Outdoor and Adventurous Week Nursery Willow peeled and then wound with wool We chose a stick of willow harvested from the Willow tunnel then we used our fingers to peel the green bark. We then used coloured wool to wind around the stick to make our own design. Reception Windmills …

French

Subject Lead: Mrs K Hawton French Curriculum 2023-2024 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 …

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: Mrs A Bowden History Curriculum 2023-2024 Exploring History at The Ryde School Year 2 – Pirate Day In Year 2 we have been learning about the life of pirates. We spent the day with a real pirate captain learning about how pirates would communicate with flags and what pirates considered to be treasure; …

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: Mrs J Hall

Mental Health Awareness

Subject Lead: Miss C Brumby Mental Health Awareness Day On Tuesday 10th October 2023 we celebrated World Mental Health Day.  The theme for 2023, set by the World Foundation of Mental Health, was ‘Mental health is a universal human right’.  World Mental Health Day is about raising awareness of mental health and driving positive change for everyone’s …

Religious Education

Subject Lead: Mrs E Martindale Religious Education Curriculum Exploring Religious Education at The Ryde School RE Autumn 2023 This term classes have been using key questions to develop their understanding of belief. They have been working on respecting different religious values and asking thoughtful questions about what other people believe. Class 6 have been looking …