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Core Subjects

We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum and particular care is taken to ensure that all children are treated as individuals and that we carefully match the work to the child's capabilities.

Our school curriculum is designed to implement all National Curriculum requirements, so in every class, children are taught:-

English, Maths and Science are known as Core Subjects.

Design Technology, History, Computing, Geography, Music, Art, PE and Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) are our Foundation Subjects. For RE we follow the North Yorkshire agreed syllabus.


Reading and writing are of paramount importance at Ravensworth School. Using a variety of carefully graded reading schemes we aim to help children become fluent and independent readers. Children also have the opportunity to select from a wide range of stories, poetry and non-fiction books. Our school library is constantly under review. The reference section aims to encourage children in the use of a classification system, enabling them to locate information to support other areas of the curriculum.

Children are given the opportunity to write for a wide range of purposes and audiences. Opportunities are given to develop the skills of grammar, punctuation, handwriting and spelling.

High priority is also given to the development of speaking and listening.


We rigorously follow the requirements of the National Curriculum and have developed a new Calculations Policy (please click the link) and which lays out our year by year expectations for Math. Every opportunity is taken to ensure that the children apply and develop an understanding of mathematics in practical tasks and real life problems. The development of divergent thinking and mental agility is encouraged.


Much of our Science teaching is delivered through cross curricular topic work. Our four year rolling programme outlines these topic areas, and we map National Curriculum Science themes against these areas. Through an investigative approach, children can develop skills and competence to apply ideas to a problem situation. They are encouraged to apply logic, pose questions, form theories and draw conclusions from their findings.