At Rode and Norton School Federation (RNSF) we believe every child should have a chance to be a scientist, a writer, a performer, an engineer, a maker, an athlete…. Indeed, childhood is the time to dream big and we have the responsibility to ‘light the spark’ and give children a taste of all possibilities imaginable – even if these possibilities don’t yet exist!
With this in mind we aim every day for children at RNSF…
to be inspired by the world, by each other and by learning.
to explore and be playful, to “look up to the stars”, to wonder, to be inquisitive, resilient and curious individuals.
to be flexible, critical thinkers, who question, make connections and discover great things about themselves, each other and the world every day.
to be confident, imaginative thinkers who believe in themselves, their BIG dreams and their ability to create and innovate.
to flourish as independent, resourceful, caring and responsible citizens, who have the ability, desire and compassion to influence and change the world for the better.
Learning at RNSF is an adventure! We provide a highly enjoyable, creative curriculum which not only incorporates the National Curriculum but the needs, thoughts and ideas of every learner in our school. Our creative curriculum ensures that all of our pupils are motivated, engaged and enthused about their learning experiences, inspiring them to become lifelong learners and to live their dreams of being inventors, designers, authors….
At RNSF teaching and learning takes place within a creative and collaborative approach with shared themes across our two sites. The learning is always shaped by the children’s fascinations and kicks off with one of our ‘Inspirational Starters’, for example, the discovery of a dragon’s egg in the school grounds or a Facetime with a frazzled archaeologist in search of the Olympic Rings. Throughout each theme children and adults have many opportunities to explore, discover and create. A final end point for each theme is the creation of our ‘Product ‘, for example a performance, a festival, a film or an exhibition to share with parents and our communities. The outcome is that children flourish! In a nutshell our Curriculum can be described in these words….
Inspire, Explore, Discover, Create, Flourish
The curriculum we have developed is based on a two-yearly cycle where each curriculum year is divided into five distinct topics. All topics are linked to a whole school theme creating a focal point for everyone’s learning. In addition, we provide other essential experiences we believe every child should encounter before they leave our First School for the big, wide world!
At RNSF we have carefully curated a Two Year Rolling Programme which exposes children to a variety of experiences and builds knowledge as they move through the school.
This programme is then broken down into finer detail, clarifying the skills and knowledge that will be taught to each year group each half-term. RNSF Curriculum Map Years 1 – 4
Each subject leader has then created a progression document which outlines the order in which skills and knowledge are developed in each subject across the school from Reception to Year 4. These are available to view on the individual subject pages.
Please visit the subject pages for information on other areas of the curriculum
Head teacher, Curriculum Lead, English and 15 Things Coordinator: Georgina Muxworthy
Assistant Head teacher, Maths and RE Coordinator: Kim Slade
Senior Teacher, P.E and PSHE Coordinator: Vicky Phillips
SEND, History and Computing Lead: Devon Anderson
Science/STEAM Coordinator: Claire Vowell
Art Coordinator: Natalie Duncan
French Coordinator: Stephanie Fabre
EYFS and Geography Lead: Tamsin Daddow
ICT Coordinator: Julie Morgan