We hope you all have a lovely Easter break and look forward to seeing you again on Tuesday 16th April for the start of the Summer Term.

Early Years

At Abbots Ripton CofE Primary School, we want our Reception children to learn knowledge and skills to support their journey through our school, and the cultural capital to prepare them well for their future.

Using the Early Years Statutory Framework, we have planned an ambitious curriculum with a progressive sequence of knowledge and skills which supports learning in KS1 and KS2. We aim for the children to be confident in knowledge and in skills in all areas of the curriculum, with these stored in their long term memory as they leave Reception class.

Our curriculum is language rich, develops the characteristics of learning, independence and self-regulation, and covers the seven areas of the Early Years curriculum. We use specific schemes of learning for Phonics; Little Wandle: Letters and Sounds Revised, English in the Summer Term; The Write Stuff resources, Maths; NCETM Mastering Maths and White Rose Mastery Curriculum, RE; Emmanuel Project and Understanding Christianity, PE; Cambridgeshire Syllabus and the Cambridgeshire PSHE Personal Development . Please see the curriculum overviews for further details of these schemes. We have considered the needs of the children as they transition into Year 1, and our curriculum includes knowledge and vocabulary that is foundational to learning as they progress into Year 1. Please see the curriculum pages for our 'Ready for' documents that highlight how we prepare children for their next steps, so they can achieve their very best.

The Government released some guidelines for parents in 2022/2023, to support children with their language and communication skills. Please click on the link to take you to the relevant information. Learning to Talk

We also aim for the curriculum to be flexible and driven by the children’s interests to ensure that they are engaged and excited by the learning within the Van Gogh classroom.