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Ruby Lodge

The curriculum offer for students on Ruby Lodge combines subject sessions which are aligned to the National Curriculum or the Engagement Model dependent on the specific needs of the pupil. Alongside the subject sessions there are therapeutic sessions such as Occupational Therapy, Art Therapy or Speech and Language Therapy for example. Many of the lessons are taught on a 1-1 basis but, dependent on the specific needs of the cohort, we aim to support pupils to work in a group whenever possible.

Each pupil on Ruby Lodge follows a bespoke plan where learning outcomes are directly linked to outcomes on the pupil's EHCP and the activities and approaches are tailored for each individual.

The curriculum follows a thematic approach where activities are linked to the theme of the week. Please see the topic map below.

Topic Map

Autumn 1


1    1st September   (Wed)


2    6th September

All about me

3    13th September

All about me

4    20th September


5    27th September


6    4th October

Seasons: Autumn

7    11th October

Seasons; Autumn

8    18th October


Autumn 2


1    1st November

Movement and Machines

2    8th November

Movement and Machines

3    15th November

Places: London

4    22nd November

Places: London

5    29th November

Ancient Egypt

6    6th December

Ancient Egypt

7    13th December

Celebrations: Christmas



1    4th January (Tues)

Seasons: Winter

2    10th January

Seasons: Winter

3    17th January

Exploration and Adventure: Mount Everest

4    24th January

Exploration and Adventure: Mount Everest

5    31st January

Celebrations: Chinese New year (1st Feb)

6    7th February

Castles, princesses and dragons

Spring 1


1    21st February

Castles, princesses and dragons

2    28th February

Books (World book day 3rd March) 

3    7th March


4    14th March

Seasons: Spring

5    21st March

Seasons: Spring

6    28th  March

Celebrations; Easter

Spring 2


1    19th April (Tues)

Celebrations: Ramadan/Islam (2nd April – 1st May)

2    25th April

Movement and Machines

3    3rd  May (Tues)

Nature and Growth: Plants

4    9thth May

Nature and Growth; Plants

5    16th May


6    23rd  May




1    6th June


2    13th June

Mini Beasts

3    20th June

Mini Beasts

4    27th June

Places: Africa

5    4th July

Places: Africa

6    11th July

Seasons: Summer

7    18th July

Seasons: Summer

8     25th July

Summer fun