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Believe. Grow. Shine.


At Risby CEVC Primary School our curriculum reflects our desire to enable 'life in all its fullness' (John 10:10) through providing an education in all its fullness. We support all of our children to become lifelong learners and we do this, not by teaching to the tests, but by providing children with an innovative and creative curriculum that builds a real love of learning within a global context. Each class is assigned a destination and children start their learning journey as Explorers in Reception. They then travel through Africa (Year 1); Oceania (Year 2); Asia (Year 3); Europe (Year 4) and The Americas (Year 5), returning home to The United Kingdom in Year 6.


In addition to daily reading, writing and mathematics lessons - our Journey Around the World provides opportunities for the children to look beyond themselves and think globally about life: exploring social and cultural diversity and studying history, geography, science, art & design, music and design & technology in the context of their continent or countries. We timetable weekly PSHE lessons in Autumn1, Spring1 and Summer 2 and weekly philosophy lessons in Autumn2, Spring2 and Summer1. Our half-termly One World lessons introduce diversity through a series of carefully selected texts and RE is taught through a half-termly, whole school RE Day. Computing is taught from Reception through to Year 6 and modern foreign languages are taught in KS2: with all KS2 classes enjoying weekly Spanish lessons. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, the National Curriculum and Chris Quigley's Essentials Curriculum and  our curriculum:


  • Is ambitious and designed to give all learners the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life;
  • Is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning;
  • Is broad, rich and balanced: Full;
  • Enables children to 'live life in all its fullness' (John 10:10)