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An Aspirational Curriculum:


We believe that each child at Rickleton has the potential to be successful in any area of curricular or extra-curricular life now and for their future. The curriculum they access must be the driver of this in offering them deep learning and inspirational experiences in a broad range of areas. Working out where their talents lie and the things they enjoy are a huge factor in this and we expect that all children give their all in all lessons.


In September 2023, we introduced our 'aspirational concepts' to support children and staff to understand the key skills and knowledge which they are building when studying a subject and where this could lead them in their future. We want our children to be driven by their future possibilities and see each lesson as a stepping stone towards this.

A Clear and Well planned Curriculum:


Subject leaders have worked hard to ensure that our curriculum fulfills not only national expectations but also the learning necessary to allow a child in Rickleton, in the North East of England, to be successful.


By carefully considering how knowledge and skills progress, ensuring that learning carefully builds on and consolidates prior knowledge, children have the best chance to feel confident and successful in their studies and to retain their learning as they move forward in their education.


The documents below show what we want children to achieve via the subject and how we plan to make this happen (commonly known as Intent, Implementation and Impact). They also show how topics and and skills are planned to give pupils a d deep knowledge and hopefully a passion for the subject to support their future aspirations.

Art Skills Development

The documents below support pupils to learn and practise a range of important skills of being an artist.

Useful songs/ videos for understanding colour mixing using primary colours to make secondary colours

  1. Cocomelon Jello Song –


  1. Colour blocks episode: Rainbow

Arts Award Group

Every year, for a small group of Y5 children, we run our Arts Award Club. The children attended the club for 7 months, concluding in July. The children visit inspirational arts events such as the Hatton Gallery to see the Print Goes Pop exhibition and the Sunderland Empire to watch The Lion King. These visits are used as an inspirational starting point. After the visit, the group plan ideas for visual art and work both independently and collaboratively.


At the end of the year, the children prepare a Art Exhibition for parents and visitors to show the pieces they have produced over the year and also offer workshops and experiences to visitors to allow them to share their learning.