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Ridgmont Lower School

Learning For Life


This page will guide you through what we teach and how we teach it.  We endeavour to make lessons exciting, challenging and fun.  Should you wish to discuss any elements of the curriculum, please speak with your child's teacher.

Whole school Curriculum Statement.  For each individual subject and its 3I statement, please click on the relevant subject icon.



The curriculum at Ridgmont Lower School is designed to provide a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all children. It provides opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident and successful learners, with high aspirations, who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society.

Our cross curricular topics are planned around a theme or story to promote a pleasure in reading and learning. We also encourage our pupils to engage in a range of extra-curricular activities, including music and physical exercise, and are proud of our many achievements in these areas.

We aim to prepare our pupils for life in modern British society by fostering in them attitudes and qualities which will enable them to become confident, caring, respectful and responsible citizens.

The curriculum ensures that academic success, creativity and problem solving, reliability, responsibility and resilience, as well as physical development, well-being and emotional health are key elements that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning. The curriculum supports the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, ensuring that children are well prepared for life in modern Britain.

To find out more about our curriculum, please look at our Curriculum News documents which provide more detail about what each year group is learning each term. Also, please feel free to talk to your child's teacher about our curriculum.

Curriculum Implementation

The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the children in our small village school. A two year rolling programme of topics has been implemented in each key stage to ensure coverage and progression in a number of curriculum areas. This approach enables project based learning, fostering each child’s curiosity and interest throughout each topic and also enabling the achievement of depth in knowledge and skills.

Children at all levels are helped to achieve their potential. Those who are most able are challenged and supported through being offered tasks which provide opportunities for greater depth and those who struggle are encouraged and given targeted support to embed skills, to develop at their own pace or simply to learn in a style that best suits their individual needs.

Our spacious Indoor and outdoor environments stimulate and engage quality thinking and reasoning. Explicit weekly and medium term planning is responsive to children’s needs; incorporating a variety of approaches to teaching and learning. Our marking policy is an opportunity for children to reflect on their learning and think deeply in their feedback.

Curriculum Impact

The impact of our curriculum is that by the end of each Milestone, the vast majority of pupils have sustained mastery of the content, that is, they remember it all and are fluent in it; some pupils have greater depth of understanding. We track carefully to ensure pupils are on track to reach expectations of our curriculum.




Primary National Curriculum for Maths and English

Key Stage 1 Two Year Rolling Programme - Foundation Subjects plus Science

Key Stage 2 Two Year Rolling Programme - Foundation Subjects plus Science

Curriculum Cohesion Maps & Subject Statements of Intent, Implementation & Impact.  Here is where you can see how your child's learning progresses from the beginning of Key Stage 1 through to the end of Key Stage 2, Years 1 - 6.

Subject Coordinators


The school follows the Sounds~Write accredited scheme

Please click the link below for our SEN provision.