Ranvilles Curriculum – Exploring the World: Exploring Me…


Learning at Ranvilles is ambitious and fun, challenging children to be the very best they can be, enabling and supporting them to become educated citizens… ‘Life-long learners who Dream… Believe…Achieve’ (school vision).

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) lines of enquiry and learning are at the heart of our broad and balanced curriculum. Children actively employ EPIC learning skills to explore cultural differences, similarities and values. They evaluate, reflect and actively engage in research, discussion, collaborative and individual pursuits to establish considered viewpoints.

Our diverse curriculum provokes thought and reflection in alignment with universal concepts; core questions linked to Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural learning (SMSC) drive collaboration and a quest for knowledge and understanding. We have designed a curriculum that meets the requirements of the National Curriculum, the needs of the pupils in our school and promotes the British Values of:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs


Principle Curriculum Intentions:

Breaking the boundaries of a homogenous locality, pupils are encouraged to explore the world and learn about themselves and their place in it. Children will ask questions to check understanding; develop vocabulary and build knowledge; negotiate; evaluate and build on the ideas of others; justify ideas with reasons; and select the appropriate register for effective communication. Learning journeys facilitate opportunities to identify values children wish to uphold now and in the future, learning today for the challenges of tomorrow in order to:

  1. Be happy; feel safe spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically (Safe Star)
  2. Recognise, practise, prove and perfect talents and interests (Talents & Interest Star)
  3. Maximise academic potential and outcomes (Achieve and Learn Star)
  4. Show respect and understand holistic rights and responsibilities (RRR Star)
  5. Communicate with consideration, courage and confidence (Social skills Star)

Through carefully planned projects, the children develop as learners and explorers employing EPIC learning skills.

EPIC School Learning Values
E Evaluation ·         I am EVALUATIVE
P Perseverance ·         I PERSEVERE (I practise, I can prove, I perfect)
I Independence ·         I am INDEPENDENT
C Challenge ·         I CHALLENGE myself
Cooperation and Collaboration ·         I work COOPERATIVELY AND COLLABORATIVELY
Creativity ·         I am a CREATIVE THINKER

Please click on the year group links in order to find out more detail about the projects.

Click on the year group icon below to find detailed information on the curriculum for that year, or click on the whole school icon to get an overview of all four year groups.