We believe that children are born with the capacity to be creative and that we have the responsibility of ensuring that children’s individual creativity is nurtured.

We aim to build creativity into the school’s curriculum, to provide a stimulating physical environment and to work with outside partners to enrich learning including visitors to school as well as outside visits. We make purposeful links between subjects to enhance teaching and learning for all children.

The curriculum is taught through topics which encompasses as many subjects as possible, including Literacy and Maths where possible. Whenever possible school visits (either in or out of school) are used to enhance the curriculum that is taught.

For a whole school curriculum overview, please click here.

Early Years (Foundation Stage) Curriculum

We follow the Statuatory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. You may also find this guidance by the British Association for Early Childhood Education useful in understanding the development pathway for young children at this stage.

National Curriculum

We follow the National Curriculum, asset by the Department for Education (DfE).

Reading

Here at Ribchester St Wilfrid's we teach reading through phonics and guided reading sessions.

Each class will have a daily phonics session (usually between 9:00 and 9:30am) and a daily reading session (usually between 1:00 and 1:20pm). The phonics scheme that we base our teaching on is 'Letters and Sounds', supplemented by 'Jolly Phonics' in Reception class. The primary reading scheme used at our school is 'Oxford Reading Tree' for home readers.

Key Steps to Learning

We also use these Key Learning documents as part of the planning and assessment of your child's learning. They form part of the Lancashire County Council Curriculum.

 English  Year 1 - Writing
 Year 1 - Reading
 Year 2 - Writing
 Year 2 - Reading
 Year 3 - Writing
 Year 3 - Reading
 Year 4 - Writing
 Year 4 - Reading
 Year 5 - Writing
 Year 5 - Reading
 Year 6 - Writing
 Year 6 - Reading
 Mathematics  Year 1
 Year 2
 Year 3
 Year 4
 Year 5
 Year 6

 Science

 Science is taught on a rolling programme:

  • Calder class's Year 1 and Hodder class will be taught the Year 1 and Year 2 curriculum over the two years.
  • Ribble class will be taught the Year 3 and Year 4 curriculum over the two years.
  • Wyre class will be taught the Year 5 and Year 6 curriculum over the two years.
 Year 1
 Year 2
 Year 3
 Year 4
 Year 5
 Year 6
 Art and Design    Years 1 and 2 
 Years 3 and 4 
 Years 5 and 6
 Computing    Years 1 and 2 
 Years 3 and 4
 Years 5 and 6
 Design and Technology  Years 1 and 2
 Years 3 and 4
 Years 5 and 6
 Geography    Years 1 and 2 
 Years 3 and 4 
 Years 5 and 6 
 History    Years 1 and 2
 Years 3 and 4
 Years 5 and 6

 Foreign Language

  • At Ribchester St. Wilfrid's we have chosen to learn Italian as our Foreign Language. Both Ribble and Wyre class will have access to this language.
 Years 3 and 4
 Years 5 and 6
 Physical Education  Years 1 and 2
 Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
 PSHE  Years 1 and 2
 Years 3 and 4
 Years 5 and 6