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Curriculum

RKS school vision - Learning for life

"We aim for every child to be happy, to be confident and to achieve their best. We promote positive attitudes and learning for life to help children grow into independent, caring and creative adults."

As an inclusive Church school we value the way that each child is unique and we have high aspirations for every child. We recognise that children learn best when they feel happy, safe and secure. Within a nurturing school environment our carefully designed curriculum stimulates children’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm, making learning ‘come alive’ through a broad and rich programme of study, activities and events.

We are committed to achieving excellence in all areas of the curriculum. We link the National Curriculum subjects and RE through topics wherever possible, increasing children’s motivation and enjoyment of learning by making it relevant and meaningful for them. Where appropriate we teach subject areas discreetly and capitalise on the specialist skills and talents of staff.

We aim to care for and educate the whole child, developing well-rounded individuals healthy in mind, body and spirit. We use a broad range of teaching and learning styles in order to meet individual needs and all children are encouraged to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

Our curriculum promotes independent learning, transferable life skills and global citizenship, enabling children to grow into successful, informed and responsible citizens. Children are partners in their learning and have many opportunities to influence their learning and environment, for example, via the Pupil Committees. The Royal Kent School has a history of strong ties with St Andrews Church, which supports the school in developing the moral and spiritual growth of all children. Links with schools locally and internationally enable children to learn from others and develop their understanding and appreciation of other communities.

Learning outside the classroom and care for the environment are highly valued. Day and residential visits compliment and enrich the curriculum, providing memorable learning through first hand experience. Special events such as multi-activity days, community events and curriculum weeks enable children to develop their knowledge and skills through working with professionals, volunteers and other specialists.

We recognise the crucial part parents play in their children’s education and strive to maintain good parent partnership. Parents are welcomed in to school; they make a significant contribution to school life and their views inform our school development planning. We aim to keep parents well informed about the curriculum, homework, teaching and learning methods and their children’s progress.

Please scroll down to find out more about the curriculum followed in each year group...

Subject 

Guidance followed in this subject

English

National Curriculum, core texts (as listed below)

Mathematics

National Curriculum, supported by White Rose Hub medium term plans

Phonics

Letters and Sounds guidance

Religious Education

Surrey Agreed Syllabus for RE

Science

National Curriculum

Computing

National Curriculum

PSHE

Surrey Healthy Schools guidance, PHSE Association

Humanities

National Curriculum, Historical Association

Art/ DT

National Curriculum

Physical Education

National Curriculum, Real PE scheme of work

Modern Foreign Languages

ELP network designed units from French Specialist, La Jolie Ronde

Music

National Curriculum, School Designed units from Music Specialist, Surrey Arts interactive sites (Charanga Music School and Fischy  Music Songs/ Resources)

 

Bumblebees class (Reception) follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

Key Stage 1 and 2 classes follow the National Curriculum

Curriculum maps for KS1 and KS2

Caterpillars class - Year 1

Butterflies class - Year 2

Chestnut class - Year 3

Oak class - Year 4

Silver Birch class - Year 5

Scots Pine class - Year 6