Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Intent – January 2019 (879KB)

Curriculum Implementation – January 2019 (2MB)

Teaching British Values as part of our Curriculum (566KB)

Early Years

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.

KS1 Curriculum Overview (Y1 & Y2) (1MB)

LKS2 Curriculum Overview (Y3 & Y4) (2MB)

UKS2 Curriculum Overview (Y5 & Y6) (2MB)


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:

Parent Presentation on Talk for Writing – October 2018 (3MB)

Parent/carer guide – Talk for Writing (744KB)

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG)

At Green Ridge, we teach Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar through various ways throughout our curriculum and daily lessons. To find out more, please see our resources shared with parents/carers here:

Parent Presentation on SPaG – March 2019 (3MB)

SPaG Curriculum Overview Y1-Y6 (499KB)

National Curriculum Appendix 1 – Spelling (286KB)

National Curriculum Appendix 2 – Vocabulary, Punctuation and Grammar (323KB)

National Curriculum Appendix 3 – English Glossary (397KB)

RACE-IT spelling game (223KB)

BOGGLE spelling game (45KB)

Spelling Activities (611KB)

Spelling Strategies (346KB)

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.

Parent/Carer Reading & Phonics Workshop – September 2018 (2MB)

Phonic Glossary (499 KB)

Letter Formation Chart (408KB)

Phase 1 (Letters and Sounds link)

Phase 2 (Letters and Sounds link)

Phase 3 (Letters and Sounds link)

Phase 4 (Letters and Sounds link)

Phase 5 (Letters and Sounds link)

Phase 6 (Letters and Sounds link)

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.