Curriculum

The school’s curriculum has been developed based upon a number of drivers:

1. The need to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum, the current version, which came into effect on 1st September 2014, including the need to exploit appropriate opportunities across the whole curriculum to develop numeracy and literacy.
Full details of the Government’s expectations in relation to the curriculum can be found here.

2. The findings of the authoritative Cambridge Primary Review which argues that all children in primary schools should be entitled to a curriculum that:

  • enacts a coherent and properly argued set of educational aims
  • secures high standards in literacy and numeracy yet is also broad, balanced and rich
  • engages children’s attention, excites and empowers their thinking, and advances their knowledge, understanding and skill
  • attends to children’s present as well as their future needs, providing a proper foundation for later learning and choice
  • addresses the condition of society and the wider world
  • ensures progression from early years through primary to secondary without losing its developmental distinctiveness at any of these stages
  • is taught to the highest possible standard in all its aspects, not just in the basics.

3. The expectation that the curriculum will support the school’s vision – as defined by governors, staff, pupils and parents – of being “a school where creative expression is second to none and where the curriculum and quality of teaching will ensure the engagement of all pupils and encourage a lifelong love of learning which will inspire them to achieve success and contribute positively to the global society”

Periodically, we will invite you to sessions in school in order to learn more about specific aspects of the curriculum, for example the calculation strategies we teach in mathematics. Feel free to ask your child’s teacher for more information about what they are learning at any point in time.

Art
Riverside Art Curriculum – Overview and Scheme of Work Download
Computing
Riverside Computing Curriculum – Overview and Scheme of Work Download
English
Riverside English Curriculum – Overview and Scheme of Work Download
English – Appendix C – Part 2 Download
French
Riverside Modern French Language Curriculum – Overview and Scheme of Work Download
Geography
Riverside Geography Progression Download
Y5+6 – Geography Planning Download
Key Stage 2 – Geography Download
History
Riverside History Curriculum – Overview and Scheme of Work Download
Maths
Riverside Maths Curriculum – Overview and Scheme of Work Download
Music
Riverside Music Curriculum – Overview and Scheme of Work Download
PE
Riverside PE Curriculum – Overview and Scheme of Work Download
PSHE
Riverside PSHE Curriculum – Overview and Scheme of Work Download
RE
Riverside RE Curriculum – Overview and Scheme of Work Download
Science
Riverside Science Curriculum – Overview and Scheme of Work Download