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Our Curriculum Offer


“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the Universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up."


Stephen Hawking 



At St Richard's CE Primary School we aim to foster a life-long love of learning through memorable, inspiring and engaging lessons. We have designed a bespoke curriculum that not only ensures that the children receive a broad and balanced curriculum but is also relevant to the children's interests and gives them not just the knowledge but the skills and understanding to become well-rounded and successful citizens. 

At St Richard's we celebrate all subjects and provide the children opportunities to excel in all areas and passionately believe that a rich diet of learning experiences not only improves a child's cultural capital but also makes the learning purposeful and motivating. We are passionate that all children feel successful and have the opportunity to be successful. 


We aim to deliver out curriculum through:


  • Creative, fun and memorable learning experiences which provide the children with opportunities that they may have not have experienced before. 
  • A strong nurturing environment that enables all children to feel successful and safe to take risks. 
  • Putting the emotional and mental well-being at the heart of all that we do. 
  • Making excellent use of our extensive grounds as well as an abundance of trips and curricular activities. 
  • Establishing cross-curricular links, where possible, and giving the pupils opportunities to build on prior knowledge.
  • Ensuring that the curriculum is accessible to all children and that successes are celebrated in all curriculum areas.
  • Special enrichment days and weeks for the whole school and individual classes. 
  • Being flexible to enable learning to be guided by a child's interests. 




St Richard’s CE Primary School aims to be an inclusive school which responds successfully to the needs of the diverse community we serve. St Richard's school works closely with pupils, families and relevant outside agencies to ensure that potential barriers to learning are reduced or minimised and allows them to learn, achieve and participate fully in school life. ​We make reasonable adjustments to enable all children to access the curriculum. By offering a broad and  balanced curriculum, setting high expectations and taking into account pupils’ varied life experiences and needs we aspire that all pupils will achieve their full potential, and excel in areas of strength. 



At St Richard's we use either a published scheme of work for some subjects areas and a bespoke curriculum designed around out children for others.  The diagram below explains this further.  




Below is an overview of the Science and Big Picture topics that we offer.



Below are copies our of weekly curriculum offer for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 for a typical week. 



Having considered the aim and intention of our curriculum, we have carefully developed a map for each year group to ensure the entire curriculum is appropriately delivered over the course of the year in an exciting and pacy way. These maps cover Art & Design, Design Technology, History, Geography & Computing. Where possible we link the learning across the curriculum and enhance it with trips, visits and memorable moments. See below for curriculum maps for each year group.



Our scheme of work for English, from the Literacy Tree, also has strong cross curricular links. Further details can be found in the document below. 

Copies of the Yearly Overviews for other subject areas can be found on the subject pages:


National Curriculum

Like all maintained schools we follow the National Curriculum 2014.  Please see the links below for a summary of each year group's Programmes of Study. We have used these to develop our curriculum.