Richmond Hill Primary Academy (RHPA) Curriculum
The currciulum at RHPA has been carefully designed to ensure that our curriculum drivers are all catered for to allow the children to recieve a vast and varied diet throughout their time with us, from Nursery, through to year 6. The skills and knowledge that we focus upon are taught in consistent, research based pedagogical ways, in order to reflect the most up to date practice in terms of transferring learning into the long term memory.
There are specific pedgagogical strategies that we have selected, in order to teach the children. For example, the consistent approach required to systematically teach phonics (Read Write Inc), as well as our Novel Study scheme (English) and our Maths lessons (Maths Mastery.) All three core areas have research underpinning them all to ensure that teachers' subject knowledge is secure and that maximium learning is happening in every lesson.
We utilise the 4 pillars from the Cornerstones curriculum, when teaching a Cornerstones topic subject (Geography, History, Art & Design, Design Technology, Science, RE.)
Other pedagogical research based strategies are utilised throughout other subjects, such as Music lessons (Charanga). Charanga uses a spiralled curriculum,using 9 inter-related dimensions, ensuring that each element is revisited and developed in every year group. This is similar to our Physical Education scheme (Real PE) building skills around various themes throughout the key stages. We implement the Gooseberry Planet platform to deliver our Online Safety curriculum, which has links to the Computing curriculum, RSE and sits in line with the UKCISS framework. The RSE and PSHE is delivered through the Sheffield City Council scheme, again developing certain themes, year on year. Spanish is delivered through Jolly Rhonde, providing ample opportunity to revisit previous learning and the Computing curriculum is delivered through the Purple Mash scheme which ensures progression throughout each year group, based around a set of themes that are revisited from year 1 through to year 6.
Each subject has been colour coded to show children, staff and parents where knowledge is revisited and built upon, to ensure that learning is progressive and remembered.
The following overview shows how we have developed retrieval practice throughout our whole curriculum.
For further information on the pedagogy used in each subject, please see the individual subject pages.