The Russell School

Aim High, Have Courage, Be Kind

Curriculum Overview

At the Russell we aim to create an environment in which our pupils experience an enjoyable, challenging and stimulating learning experience and are encouraged to reach their full potential. We provide a range of educational opportunities in order to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum which provides all children, irrespective of ability, with a wide range of learning experiences.

These not only equip our pupils with the core skills of literacy and numeracy, but also stimulate interest and enquiry, whilst fulfilling the requirements of the ‘Foundation Stage’ for Early Years and the National Curriculum at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum covers the areas of Communication and Language, Expressive Arts and Design, Literacy, Mathematics, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Understanding of the World.  Children learn through carefully planned adult directed and child led activities as well as through play opportunities, preparing them for the range of studies in the National Curriculum.

The National Curriculum consists of the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Computing and the foundation subjects of History, Geography, Art, Music, PE, RE and Design Technology. The school also offers experiences and opportunities in all aspects of spiritual, social, moral and cultural education and a number of educational visits and the use of visitors support our work in the classroom, providing an enriching stimulus to learning.

Within the classes, our children are grouped according to their abilities for the core curriculum subjects. Planning is detailed, inclusive and differentiated to meet all pupils' talents, skills and abilities.

Parents are closely involved in all aspects of our provision. The school endeavours to provide as many opportunities as possible for more or most able pupils to ensure they are challenged in all subjects across the curriculum.

Curriculum maps and timetables for each year group can be found on the class pages.