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Year 1 to 6 Curriculum

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The Key Stage 1 (Y1-2) and Key Stage 2 (Y3-6) Curriculum at St Richard's

At St Richard’s School we have carefully redesigned our curriculum to meet the needs of our pupils to ensure we:

  • Enable children to enjoy learning

  • Stretch all children to achieve the very best they can

  • Allow all children to take part in a way that is appropriate for them

  • Build on a child’s existing knowledge,  skills and understanding

  • Provide a variety of opportunities to increase our pupils’ cultural capital

  • Develop social skills

  • Build resilience and self esteem

  • Allow for and encourage creativity in learning

  • Encourage children to solve their own problems

  • Offer first hand learning experiences where ever possible

  • Allow every child to shine in the areas they really enjoy

  • Ensure all children have the basic skills required to allow them to progress to secondary school


We give significant priority to the acquisition of the basic skills of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Children will have daily lessons in these areas.


In addition we ensure a broad and balanced delivery of the wider curriculum.  Religious Education, Physical Education and Personal Development are all taught weekly across the year. In addition a modern foreign language is taught is KS2. Science is taught in blocks over the course of the year. Art, DT, Geography, History and Music are also taught in blocks, often related to a topic theme.

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Curriculum Mapping

Having considered the aim and intention of our curriculum (see Learning at St Richard's section) 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. 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.

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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.