At our school, we follow a broad, relevant, and meaningful curriculum which, as a team, we are very proud of. Children have a thirst for learning at Rodbourne Cheney Primary School, and we are committed to nurturing young writers, performers, readers, international speakers, mathematicians, scientists, historians, geographers, artists, designers, musicians, sportspeople, and computer users.
We follow a thematic and book-based curriculum so that children can be completely immersed in their learning and passionate about literature and reading. As our curriculum is rich with thematic learning, it enables us to provide many themed days, educational visits, and visitors that really bring our subjects to life. We also hold termly parent class events so that parents can come in and experience our learning topic along with our children.
For teaching mathematics, we follow a maths mastery approach. Teaching maths for mastery helps pupils to develop a deep and secure knowledge and understanding of mathematics at each stage of their learning.
Phonics & Reading
At Rodbourne Cheney Primary School, we follow the Monster Phonics scheme which is underpinned by letters and sounds. It is a uniquely colour coded system. Graphemes are colour coded and matched to a monster. Monster Phonics is taught across EYFS and Key Stage 1 at Rodbourne Cheney Primary School. Phonics is taught daily with a new grapheme or spelling rule each day. The Monster Phonics scheme is available for all members of staff to access across all year groups. Read Write Inc spelling books are used in KS2, alongside interventions using our whole school scheme.
All of the programmes of study we deliver meet the national curriculum requirements issued by the DfE. The national curriculum is comprised of three core subjects — English, mathematics, and science — as well as the following foundation subjects:
- Design and Technology
- Physical Education (PE)
- Religious Education
- MFL (Modern Foreign Languages)