The National Curriculum 2014 provides the most essential ingredients for learning and as an Academy we have chosen to continue with this as the foundation on which to build a curriculum unique to the children, families and community we serve. In addition to this staff at Raysnford offer many opportunities to extend, enrich and enhance the curriculum through a creative approach. We believe this provides the children with relevant and connected opportunities to bring learning alive.
Our aim is to provide the children of Raynsford with the skills needed for the fast changing times which we live in, as well as the ability to effectively apply these skills to a variety of real life situations. Most especially, we want to provide all in our care the opportunity to become successful, confident and responsible individuals who will feel valued for their own unique talents.
Please click on the links below to see the National Curriculum content of each year group.
Each year group plans a topic and sends out a copy of the curriculum map. Please go to class pages to see the most update curriculum map and how you can help your child further.
Each area of the curriculum is very important to us. The core subjects are English, Maths, Science and RE. These are essential skills that all children must have to enable them to contribute effectively within the community and the wider world. As a result of this, a significant amount of time is given to learning the skills and then using and applying them.
We challenge the children to achieve through excellence and enjoyment. This is then followed up with a celebration of their achievements whether academic, creative or personal and social. This follows on from and supports our mission statement.
We have recently purchased a new handwriting scheme which the children are using in school and you are welcome to use it at home.
Please click on the link below:
Times Table Rockstars
We have recently purchased Times Table Rockstars for Years 1-4 and your child will be given their own personal login to access this at home as well as at school. Click on the link below to access the website.
Mental Maths Guidance
Our main aim is to provide exciting opportunities for each child to achieve their best – this means to be able to improve constantly. We help the children to achieve by setting them realistic challenges, telling them what they need to do to get better and then celebrating their achievements when they have achieved this on three separate occasions.
"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it take sweat, determination and hard work. Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination and dedication." Colin Powell
We provide excellent before and after school provision. A breakfast club and after school club runs daily and there is a comprehensive list of other after school clubs which include:
Hockey, Dance, BSL Signing, Choir, Piano, Singing, Keyboard, Spanish, Art and Football. In addition to this we are proud to work in partnership with Bedfordshire Music, offering the pupils access to high quality singing and instrumental lessons as well as many inter-sports challenges.