In Early Years (Nursery and Reception) we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
Early Years Curriculum Overview (529KB)
Key Stage One and Two
For those children in Key Stage 1 (Year One and Year Two) and Key Stage 2 (Years Three to Six) Green Ridge follows has developed its own curriculum, based on the requirements of the National Curriculum, implemented in September 2014. More detailed information about the curriculum in each year-group can be found under each class page on the website where Curriculum information is published each half-term in order to let parents and carers know what is being covered and how they can support learning at home.
At Green Ridge, we have a theme-based creative curriculum where we make purposeful links across different curriculum areas in order to make learning meaningful for the children. Parents and carers are also kept informed of changes to our curriculum via information sessions and curriculum evenings throughout the academic year.
English Overview for KS1 & KS2 (360KB)
Talk for Writing
At Green Ridge, we teaching writing using a programme called ‘Talk for Writing’, based on the work of Pie Corbett. This is embeded from our Little Ridges Nursery, right the way through to Key Stage Two. To find out more, please see our resources shared with parents/carers here:
Phonics and Reading Scheme
At Green Ridge, phonics is taught following the Letters and Sounds programme, which is complemented by teaching approaches from the Read, Write, Inc. scheme of work. The Letters and Sounds programme clearly follows the six phases of phonic progression throughout the Early Years and Key Stage One. Phonics is taught explicitly daily in Early Years and Key Stage One, and where necessary in KS2.
At Green Ridge we use a range of reading scheme books to meet the needs and interests of our pupils. Reading scheme books include Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star, Floppy’s Phonics and Project X. Our reading scheme runs from the Early Years to the end of Key Stage 2, whereby once children finish the scheme they become independent readers who select their own books as they are at a point in their reading journey to be able to read fluently and accurately with excellent comprehension. At the same time children may take home other reading books for them to practice their reading skills with such as those from our school library or the class reader area.
How can I find out more about the curriculum at Green Ridge?
If you have any questions about the curriculum we follow at Green Ridge, please contact the academy who will direct you to the relevant subject leader who will be able to answer your query.