Curriculum Overview

The aims/vision of our curriculum

It is our aim to ensure our pupils can be positive contributors and succeed beyond Ringshall. We have worked carefully to ensure that children will leave Ringshall with the mindset, knowledge and skills to enable them to navigate their next steps both in school and in their wider communities.

We use the Cornerstones Maestro project based curriculum to ensure all areas of history, geography, science, art, design and RE are covered in an interesting, progressive and challenging way. Click here to find out more about the topics we will be covering in Cornerstones - Our cycle of topics. During each topic the children will cover a range of subjects. Click here to see the curriculum maps for each class. Curriculum maps.

We use Kapow for French, Music and PSHE. Keychains for Computing. White Rose for Maths. For English with use a combination of CLPE's (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) - The power of reading and the Write Stuff.

Curriculum drivers, values and vision

We have developed our school vision, values and 'Curriculum drivers' to ensure our whole curriculum offer is enriched and personalised to our children and their families. Our vision, values and curriculum drivers run through everything we do, but particularly our curriculum offer.

Our vision is - To ensure all our pupils develop a lifelong learning mindset.

Our core values are - Aim for Awesome, Be Kind, Believe.

Our curriculum drivers are - Curiosity, Celebrating Diversity, Healthy Body and Mind.

Assemblies

Assemblies are an important part of our school curriculum offering. They provide a fantastic opportunity to build a strong sense of community within the school. They also help reinforce our school's ethos, which is communicated through our curriculum drivers, values and vision. Assemblies help us develop our school identity and provide us with many varied learning opportunities, including a way for children to further develop their cultural capital.

Our programme of assemblies are below:

Monday: Lyfta assembly - Lyfta invites students to experience different cultures and perspectives. It gives them the opportunity to see and connect with positive human stories from around the world - modelling resilience, problem-solving, teamwork, and many other critical skills, values and competencies. Lyfta helps teachers nurture the global citizens of tomorrow. This also helps us teach the children about British Values.

Tuesday - Pupil voice assembly, giving the children a say in what happens in school using a weekly discussion point.

Wednesday - Wellbeing and Book assembly. Part of our 'Wellbeing Wednesday' day. This assembly give tips on developing a 'Healthy body and health mind' and then looks at a special book that can teach us something about the ourselves and the world. Previous books have included; Nano - the spectacular science of the very small, Eureka!, Once upon a big idea, A history of the world in 25 cities and Heroes.

Thursday - Celebration assembly. Celebrating children that have shown a great learning mindset that week.

Friday - RE assembly (10.00) - Mr Green or Mr Steward. Live music singing assembly (2.45) .

Curriculum Reviews

Our curriculum is always under review. We constantly evaluate what the children learn and will adapt where necessary, in particular in response to contemporary events . We also have whole school enrichment events such as Science week, tree planting and author visits to add breadth to the children's learning experiences.

Class Pages

You can find more about our themes and learning in the Class pages

Interesting fact

Did you know that every child at Ringshall Primary School gets 3 years of Ukulele instruction from a specialist music teacher.