Learning

Classes

At the Ridge we have 4 classes  - Starfish, Seahorse, Stingray and Seadragon. These are new class names from September 2016 chosen by the pupils themselves!  We hope you like the names we have chosen! Each class caters for a different key stage of primary education and has a teacher and several teaching assistants. 

Number on Roll

The Ridge Academy has 40 commissioned places but due to the flucutating nature of mobility of pupils at a Special School this number changes on a regular basis.  For up to date information on current number on roll and attendance statistics, please contact the school and ask to speak to the Principal, Mr Hales. 


SCHOOL DAY TIME TABLE

Monday                                                            Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday                            Friday

BEGINS : 9.15a.m.
                                            BEGINS: 8.45 a.m                                                     BEGINS: 8.45 a.m 

PLAYTIME: 10:30 – 10:50 a.m                          PLAYTIME: 10:30 – 10:50 a.m                                  PLAYTIME: 10:30 – 10:50 a.m

LUNCH : 12.00 - 12.45 p.m.                              LUNCH : 12.00 - 12.45 p.m.                                       LUNCH : 12.00 - 12.45 p.m.

ENDS :  2.45 p.m.
                                              ENDS:  2.45 p.m.                                                       ENDS:  2.30 p.m.


CURRICULUM THEME

Each term we have a curriculum theme through which we teach the subjects of the primary school curriculum.  Click here for more information about the subjects taught at the Ridge.

2016-2017 Curriculum Themes

June - July 2017
Starfish  and Seahorse - Seaside
Stingray and Seadragon - Chocolate

April - May 2017
Starfish  and Seahorse - Inventors and Explorers
Stingray and Seadragon - Safari

February - April 2017
Starfish  and Seahorse - Circus
Stingray and Seadragon - Tomb Raiders

January - February 2017
Starfish - India
Seahorse - Thailand
Stingray and Seadragon - Food Glorious Food

November - December 2016
Starfish and Seahorse - Lost in Space
Stingray and Seadragon - Festivals and Celebrations

September - October 2016
Starfish and Seahorse - Kings and Castles
Stingray and Seadragon - Under the Sea

2015-2016 Curriculum Themes

May - July 2016
All classes - The Olympics

April - May 2016
Jelly Beans & Rainbows - Seaside
Phoenix & Lightning Bolts - Down in the Jungle

Feb - Mar 2016

Jelly Beans - Percy the Park Keeper
Rainbow - Harry Potter
Phoenix - Extreme Earth
Lightning Bolts - Stone Age

Jan - Feb 2016

Jelly Beans - People Who Help US
Rainbow and Phoenix - Superheroes 
Lightning Bolts - The BFG

Nov - Dec 2015

Jelly Beans - Celebrations
Rainbow - Food around the world
Phoenix & Lightning Bolts - Space

Sep-Oct 2015
The Gruffalo - Jelly Beans
Jungle - Rainbows
Groovy Greeks - Phoenix
Crime Scene Investigation - Lightning Bolts

2014-2015 Curriculum Themes

June-July 2015
Aye Aye Captain - Pirates- Jelly Beans and Rainbows
Chocolate - Phoenix
Shakespeare - Lightning Bolts

Mar-May 2015
Where the wild things are - Jelly Beans and Rainbows
Dinosaurs - Phoenix
SATS - Lightning Bolts

Feb-Mar 2015
Roll up, roll up the circus is here - Jelly Beans and Rainbows
Survival - Phoenix and Lightning Bolts

Jan-Feb 2015
Wacky Weather - Jelly Beans and Rainbows
Extreme Sports - Phoenix and Lightning Bolts

Nov-Dec 2014
Dazzling Disney - Jelly Beans and Rainbows
Through the Wardrobe/WWII - Phoenix and Lightning Bolts

Sep-Oct 2014
Castles - Jelly Beans and Rainbows
Super heroes - Phoenix and Lightning Bolts

2013-2014 Curriculum Themes

May-July 2014
Brazil - Oak, Willow, Ash and Elm

Apr-May 2014
Rainforests - Oak and Willow
Eco-Warriors - Ash and Elm

Feb-Mar 2014
Vikings - Oak and Willow
Seaside - Ash and Elm

Jan-Feb 2014
Planes, Trains and Automobiles - Oak and Willow
Mr Men and Little Miss - Ash and Elm

Oct-Dec 2013 
India - Oak and Willow
Australia - Ash and Elm

Sep-Oct 2013
Out of this World - Oak and Willow
Fire, Fire - Ash and Elm

As part of Autumn term's curriculum themes we have had a very exciting Science Week.
Click on each class to see the photos.  Click here to see all the experiments that we did.

2012-2013 Curriculum Themes

Apr-Jul 2013 

Circus - Ash and Elm

Theme Parks - Willow and Oak

Jan-Mar 2013

Weird, Wacky and Wonderful and All About Me - Ash and Elm

World War II - Willow and Oak

Sep-Dec 2012 

Up up and away - Ash and Elm

Survival and Chocolate- Willow and Oak