Ranby C of E Primary School

‘A Love of Learning for Life and for All’

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During these current times, should a bubble closure happen or a child is self isolating, lessons will be shared online by 'Google classroom' with teachers leading some session via zoom. All details for the zoom meetings will be sent by text and within links in your child's 'Google classroom'. 

Google Classroom help sheet 

Each child is issued an unique username and password to access 'Google classroom' 

If you require any support to facilitate home learning, please contact school as soon as possible

Please ensure school has all your up to date contact details   

Curriculum Intent

The Ranby curriculum, underpinned by our Christian ethos, is the foundation upon which every child will develop and build their own set of knowledge, skills, values and principles.

To that end it aims to teach a curriculum which:

  • arouses curiosity and fascination
  • enables children to investigate the wider world
  • encourages them to ask questions, develop critical thinking, form opinions
  • enable them to become resilient learners - not afraid to make mistakes
  • builds secure connections through progressive and sequential teaching
  • results in a love of learning 

At its heart, is the ethos of ensuring children value themselves and each other, tolerant of differing cultures and backgrounds to:

  • better understand our society and the wider world
  • instill respect, tolerance and love foe all
  • enable them to grow up to be kind, positive and productive members of society  

Through a rich, diverse, inspiring curriculum that responds to and adapts to evolving situations in the world, our aim is that by the time children leave Ranby they will:

  • have developed a sense of their own identity
  • be proud of who they are as an individual, being the best they can be
  • be equipped with the confidence and skills to make decisions
  • have the motivation to make connections with the wider community and world
  • have a love of learning for life and for all 

Each class follows a two year cycle for curriculum delivery

Foundation

Class One

Class Two

Class Three

If you would like further information about any of the teaching methods please do not hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher or Mrs Mackinder

Curriculum catch up plan 

 Mathematics

Mathematics is important in everyday life. Numeracy equips pupils with a powerful set of tools to understand the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways. Mathematics is integral to all aspects of life and with this in mind we aim to ensure that children develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them.

Mathematics is an integral part of many other aspects of the curriculum, where appropriate, other lessons will be used to develop and apply mathematics skills. The teaching of mathematics provides opportunities for group work, paired work, whole class teaching and individual work. Pupils engage in a range of mental mathematics strategies, written methods, practical work, investigational/problem solving work and mathematical reasoning.

Times Tables Rock Stars and Numbots is used to help our pupils learn and use quick recall of their times tables and number bonds. Each child in EYFS through to Year Six have their own personal login, please speak to their class teacher if you experience difficulties getting on. 

At Ranby we use 'White Rose' and 'Power Maths' to teach the mathematics curriculum

parent information booklet

parent login details

scatter tables  

Calculations Policy Parent format

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English

"The more that you read, the more things you will know, The more things that you learn, the more places you'll go"  - Dr Seuss 

Our aim is make our children avid readers, who read fluently and able to express preferences and opinions confidently. We want them to read for pleasure, having had access to a wide range of text types, genres and authors for them to make informed opinions about their choices

Phonics

Children begin their reading journey from FS2 through daily phonics sessions using the 'Bug Club' scheme until the end of KS1. Children are provided with phonetically decodable books to take home that supports their learning alongside online access to our 'Bug Club' games and e-books. Assessment of phonic knowledge and blending is assessed in Year 1 by the DfE  process. 

Children are taught to decode, comprehend and read for pleasure through engaging texts and a variety of reading experiences as part of their English and 'Book Talk' sessions.

As a school we have adopted 'Hooked on Books' by Jane Considine. It is a systematic way to teach reading across the whole school.  

Writing 

Within the Early Years Settings children are encouraged to 'making marks' before learning correct letter formation and using their understanding of phonics to build words and form sentences. At Ranby, writing is taught using 'Write Stuff' by Jane Considine.

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RE

At Ranby C of E Primary our RE is taught using the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus and Understanding Christianity. We use the Agreed Syllabus to cover all religions apart from Christianity which we use Understanding Christianity for.

Please see our RE policy for our aims.

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PE

PE is taught on a weekly basis, covering a wide range of skills and tactical development. Older pupils are encouraged to share their skills with younger pupils during sessions additional to PE slots.  To enhance sporting skills, pupils take part in a variety of sporting events throughout the school year, some of which are competitive.

Swimming is taught as part of the KS2 PE curriculum and delivered by NCC swimming instructors.  

Outside providers regularly engage with Ranby pupils  to allow opportunities for them to experience different sporting events and enhance their sporting skills 

'Club Doncaster Foundation' provide weekly PE sessions for all our pupils and after school coaching sessions 

NCC parents information school swimming service

PE delivery 2021 - 2022.docx

Please note we may have to alter the timetable to accommodate sporting events or outside professionals  

If your child achieves in a sporting events outside of school, please share their success with us

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Music 

'Notts Inspire music' provides weekly peripatetic tutoring, for pupils in KS2, who wish to learn a wood wind instrument

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Foreign languages 

 To deliver our foreign languages teaching in KS2,  we engage the services of a 'specialist language teacher' who provides weekly  lessons