Our Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

A common set of values underpins Rawmarsh Ashwood’s curriculum to prepare our children for life in modern Britain and the challenges of the rapidly changing world we live and work in. While preparing our children academically for the next phase, through our curriculum, we aim to raise their aspirations and develop;

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Positive attitudes
  • Self confidence
  • Creativity

The curriculum is carefully designed to fire the children’s imaginations and make learning vivid and real for them. Strong, cross curricular links strengthen the relevance of learning and provide opportunities for the children to apply their knowledge and skills in a range of meaningful contexts.

The flexibility within the national curriculum guidelines allows us to organise learning into topics where the programmes of study are covered at different depths according to the different stages of development of the children.

A two year rolling cycle of topics encourages team work between classes and makes learning exciting, engaging and fun.

Topics studied have overarching themes of:



Cycle 1 What’s on the Menu? Dragons and Dreams On Safari
Cycle 2 A Dark, Dark Night Pirates Gardens


Lower KS2

Cycle 1 The Green Deal Grand Designs Performance
Cycle 2 Secrets Ancient Tales On Holiday


Upper KS2

Cycle 1 Staying Alive A to B Coastlines
Cycle 2 Underground It’s a Gas Coastlines

While incorporating a progression in the acquisition of skills and knowledge, the curriculum provides frequent opportunities for the children to reinforce and apply their learning, therefore increasing understanding. Topics also provide frequent opportunities for the children to apply their Maths and Literacy skills in meaningful real life contexts.

Each topic is enriched by the use of new technologies, visits, visitors and first hand experiences to aid understanding. The children are involved at the planning stage as we value their ideas and contributions and want them to be inquisitive and passionate about their learning.

Every child is unique and different approaches are used to explore and deliver topics to ensure all our children are challenged and develop the skills they need to be confident and successful lifelong learners.

If you have a query about our curriculum or if you would like to find out more about the curriculum school is following, please contact the head teacher: Mrs Kerry Levesley
at klevesley@ashwoodprimary.org, alternatively, you can use the office contact details on the contact us page.