Foundation Stage: Reception
We are proud of the strong family atmosphere we have at Ridgeway. Our children’s families are regarded as an essential part of the school community. Your child will learn best with your continued help and encouragement and so we hope you will support our curriculum drivers, aims and policies.
Our school provides a friendly, nurturing environment in which all your children can achieve their very best, feel happy and confident. Our high expectations ensure we provide a stimulating, relevant and vibrant learning environment. We aim to develop positive attitudes for life in all of our children. We make sure each individual child feels valued and secure.
Our Foundation Stage consists of three Reception classes, each having at least one full-time teaching assistant and is led by our Foundation Stage Leader, Mrs Julie Hodgkinson.
We also employ a teaching assistant with sole responsible for ICT, their role it is to develop and enhance ICT provision across school.
The Reception team complete an Early Years Foundation Stage Profile assessment for each child throughout their time in a Reception class. This adheres to Government requirements and Parents/Carers will be informed of the outcomes of the assessment. Reception children follow the Early Learning Goals set by the Government.

Please click here for an overview of the Reception Curriculum.

Key Stage One: Year 1 and Year 2
We aim to inspire high aspirations for our children’s future by developing enquiry, creativity, teamwork and resilience. We talk to children about engaging fully in their learning, taking pride in working hard and celebrating when reaching their goals. Our curriculum drivers are ‘Talk about it, Try it, Do it!’ Ofsted recognise our vision to raise attainment and accelerate pupils’ progress and we have a waiting list for all year groups. Our hardworking team of staff and governors are committed to delivering the highest standards of education and care for all of the children in our school. We aim high!
Key Stage One consists of two year groups, Year 1 and Year 2. Each year group consists of three classes. This team is led by our Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Tamara Dale. Key Stage One pupils follow the National Curriculum set by the Government.

Please click here for an overview of the Year 1 Curriculum.

Please click here for an overview of the Year 2 Curriculum.