Our Curriculum

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Our school values are: STAR

  • Strive: For our children to believe that through hard work and determination they can achieve the goals that they set themselves to become the best they can.
  • Tolerance: To ensure our children are respectful to others and treat everybody equally. We will offer experiences for our children which encourage them to be considerate, thoughtful and that will make them aware of and celebrate the diverse society we live in.
  • Achieve: For all of our children to make good progress from their starting points both personally and academically. We will provide experiences which broaden our children’s horizons and show our children the wide range of possibilities available for their future
  • Resilience: For our children to be able to work through challenges with a positive mindset; to think creatively and to problem-solve.

At Riverside Primary School, we want our children to have big ambitions and high expectations of themselves. Our curriculum has been designed to ensure that all of our children are given the opportunities to excel, regardless of their starting points or background. We are committed to providing a curriculum that is broad and balanced and provides our pupils with opportunities to gain essential knowledge, skills and understanding which will enable them to flourish and reach their full potential both academically and personally. Whilst our curriculum encompasses the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, our vision is to provide our children with a range of learning experiences beyond the classroom which inspire our children and help shape their futures. Alongside teaching the requirements of the national curriculum, key drivers have been identified. We have prioritised the key knowledge, skills and aspirations we want our children to experience and develop during their time with us. We use these ‘drivers’ to underpin the learning and experiences we undertake in all areas of school life and to ensure our curriculum offer is enriched: these key drivers are personal to our school and reflect the social and educational needs of our local area.

The following key drivers underpin our learning and are developed through the school:

  • Knowledge of the World
  • Communication
  • Global citizens
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Ambition

For more information, please read our curriculum statement as well as other supporting documents, such as our curriculum newsletters, long and medium term planning. To view subject-specific curriculum pages, please click here.

For more information about how we comply with our duties in the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 about making the curriculum accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs, please refer to our Equality Scheme, SEND policy and Teaching for Learning policies. 

For more information about our curriculum, please feel free to contact our Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Watts.

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