The Rolvenden Curriculum

Our broad, balanced and aspirational curriculum has been developed by our staff incorporating the latest research, clear sequential knowledge and skills progressions along with opportunities for learning ‘beyond the classroom’.

All of our Knowledge Organisers and Skills Maps are available for you to browse by clicking the button below.

Overall Vision

Our School has designed its own Creative Curriculum which is based upon the requirements of the EYFS and National Curriculum.

Each class follows their own theme through which the National Curriculum subjects are taught. We have selected themes which will stimulate and inspire our children, allowing them to work effectively, independently and collaboratively. For every subject, the teachers have carefully mapped out the skills which will be taught and the knowledge to be imparted and all of these documents can be downloaded from this Curriculum Hub.

The overall Rolvenden themes map can be downloaded to the right:

Theme Maps

Each half term, the teachers produce a mind map of each theme which identifies the disciplinary knowledge which will be taught throughout that term.

The Subjects

As part of our broad and balanced curriculum, we study all subjects which are referenced in the national curriculum. Visit their specific pages below to find out more information about each of them.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework aims to build a secure foundation for children to progress through school life. It is a framework for children from 0-5 years of age. In Hazel Class, the teachers use this information to inform their planning and assessment.

For a Parents’ Guide to the EYFS Framework please click here:

The National Curriculum

The curriculum for children in Years 1- 6 is based on the National Curriculum. Co-ordinators have used this structure and identified appropriate resources to support the delivery of the key areas. The subjects within the National Curriculum are: English, Maths, Science, Art, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Languages, Computing, Physical Education, Religious Education, Personal Social and Health Education (including Relationships and Sex Education) and Music.

A Parents’ Guide to the National Curriculum can be viewed here:

Our Curriculum and the Equality Act 2010

All of the staff at Rolvenden are aware of the Equality Act 2010 and the necessity to ensure that our curriculum ensures that all staff, students, parents and people beyond the school are equal regardless of religious beliefs, sexual orientations, gender and gender identity.

We respect, recognise and value differences and build in opportunities to explore diversity. Positive relationships and attitudes are fostered throughout the school and this creates a culture where negative or harmful attitudes can be challenged.

All of our classrooms are inclusive and training is regularly held for staff to ensure that we have the highest standards for all of our students, especially those most vulnerable.

Greater Depth Strategy

At Rolvenden, we believe in unlocking the full potential of every student.

Out Greater Depth strategy is designed to challenge and inspire learners who are ready for more advanced tasks. Through personalising our curriculum and by tailoring support, we aim to offer opportunities to stretch and deepen understanding across all of our subjects.

Our dedicated teachers provide adapted instruction, encourage critical thinking and offer opportunities for creativity and problem solving. By formalising our Greater Depth strategy, we empower students to excel academically and reach new heights of achievement.

Our Greater Depth strategy can be downloaded by clicking the link adjacent. 

"Lily really enjoys maths and DT. The varied curriculum offered at Rolvenden is great."

Comment from – Parent feedback questionnaire 2024

"As a new starter this year we were apprehensive of the move into year 5 but we needn’t have worried one bit! Mr Vincer, Miss J and all the staff have been fantastic and welcomed Hiro with open arms. He absolutely loves the school, often coming home telling us what he has learnt and is thriving under your care. The knowledge you had of him in just a matter of weeks was brilliant and we really felt you had ascertained his capabilities and were pushing him to achieve his best. 
To then top off the term with such a fabulous Christmas production was just the icing on the cake. A huge Thank you to all involved in Hiro's progress."

Comment from – Parent feedback questionnaire 2024

"It's like a lovely large family that looks after the individual kids holistically; and the sense of togetherness and belongingness."

Comment from – Parent feedback questionnaire July 2023

"The kindness of the children, and how everyone looks out for each other! And of course the end of year play but mine absolutely love it!"

Comment from – Parent feedback questionnaire July 2023