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The Rissington School
Aspire - Belong - Challenge

01451 820857




To provide wide and varied learning experiences for our children, instilling respect, equality and a sense of wonder at the world we live in.  By enabling them to know more, remember more and do more,  children will live happy and rewarding lives. 

At The Rissington School we believe that the curriculum is a powerful tool that promotes a love of learning and willingness to explore.

We are proud to use the National Curriculum as a starting point for a wide and varied learning experience for our children, but enrich it by our strong ethos based on our school values of 'Aspire, Belong, Challenge'. We are committed to developing the whole child, and our well embedded mental health and wellbeing provision ensures our children are in the best mindset to learn. Our children will have the opportunity to be creative, to be physically active and to be academically challenged. 

We are continually reviewing and improving the curriculum we offer to our children, evolving it according to the needs of our children and to the aspirations of the staff and community.

At the beginning of the 2021/22 academic year we reviewed our curriculum to ensure that it was representative of the community, skills and interests of teachers, current affairs and met the needs of all our learners.  We have mapped our curriculum to ensure that three 'Golden Threads' are woven throughout the teaching and learning:

  • Vocabulary and language - ensuring that our pupils develop the use of a wide and ambitious vocabulary across the whole curriculum. 
  • Resilience and independence - instilling a growth mindset, so that pupils persevere and are independent in both their learning and social skills
  • Equality and diversity - ensuring that learning encourages connections with both our local community and wider world

We have designed our curriculum around historical themes, with links to other subjects actively planned to ensure that the termly themes are inspirational and add meaning to learning. Subject Leaders have ensured that within years, and across the whole school, skills and learning is progressive. Owing to the structure of our classes, we will be operating a two year cycle that allows our teachers with mixed-year classes to plan and work together, sharing interests and strengths. 

Click on the links below to see the 2 Year Curriculum Overview.  (23/24 is Cycle B).

Foundation Stage Overview 

Year 1/2 Curriculum Overview

Year 3/4 Curriculum Overview

Year 5/6 Curriculum Overview 


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