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 skills from the individual skills maps 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.