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 strive to ensure that children are accessing the best possible teaching to support their reading and learning of Phonics. We aim to ensure that all children have a sound phonetical awareness to become fluent readers by the end of Key Stage 1. We ensure that children are reading decodable books accurately matched to their phonics ability. We follow The 'Little Wandle, Letters and Sounds Revised' SSP, where Phonics begins in Nursery and it taught in Reception and Year 1. Year 2 and KS2 have access to Little Wandle to support keep up and reading sessions. In Nursery, Reception and Year 1 Phonics is taught daily and Keep up sessions for groups and 1:1 sessions are carried out regularly.

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:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Design and Technology
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Computing
  • Religious Education
  • MFL (Modern Foreign Languages)


Every child from Year 1 to Year 6 has a sketchbook which we use when we are creating, learning and developing new ideas and techniques in art. Here are some examples from @RcpsSwans when they sketched wolves as part of their class book 'Wolves in the Walls' focus.

Curriculum Plan

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Year 6

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