The Revel evolution of our curriculum
The Revel Primary School provides a curriculum which is broad, balanced, enjoyable and relevant for each child, in order to prepare them for adult life. Our curriculum ensures that both skills and knowledge are taught in a progressive manner, building upon children’s own experiences.
The Revel is a Church of England School with a caring pastoral environment for the children. There is provision for children with a Catholic faith to receive Catholic lessons in school on a weekly basis.
The school caters for children aged 4 – 11 years. Children in the Reception class follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum and move towards Key Stage 1 of the National Curriculum. Children aged 5 – 7 study Key Stage 1 and children aged 7 – 11 years study Key Stage 2. We also teach French in Key Stage 2.
The school places a high priority on the teaching of English and Mathematics. However, we place considerable emphasis on the important relationships between subjects. Parts of History, Geography, Science, Technology, Music, Art and PE are often taught through integrated themes (cross curricular work) which provide an ideal context in which children can apply their skills in language, maths and ICT. Wherever possible we try to provide learning opportunities using ‘first hand experiences’ and provide opportunities for developing ‘key skills’ and investigative work.
To enhance the curriculum the children in individual classes or groups of classes will be involved in educational visits to places of interest. These will have been planned by staff to enhance the children’s learning in the area they are studying. Visits to the immediate environment (the village, the church) and further afield (eg: Warwick Castle, Black Country Museum, Holdenby House, Coventry Cathedral) are planned to support, broaden and enhance curriculum work.
In addition we take our older children on a number of extended educational visits.
There are residential visits for children in years 4, 5 and 6 to Castleton, Manor Adventure and the Isle of Wight respectively.
How the Phases are Structured:
At the Revel Primary School we are organised into and operate in four phases: Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2. There are two classes in the Foundation Stage and then three in all the subsequent phases. In the other three phases there are always 2 single year classes and one mixed-year class. Each class is given the name of a tree: