The National Curriculum for primary schools has undergone major changes, which were implemented from September 2014. At Riversdale Primary School, we aim to provide a balanced, broad and inclusive curriculum which stimulates and challenges all children to learn.
Riversdale Primary School teaches children through topics which are linked to a class reading book, providing students with an engaging context for their learning. We call this the Power of Reading. The objectives for all subjects are taken from the 2014 National Curriculum, and have been purposefully allocated to each year group to ensure that there is sufficient coverage and progression across the school.
Each year, the children will be taught new skills and acquire new knowledge, along with deepening their understanding of each area of the curriculum. Riversdale is very lucky to have art, language, sports, dance, drama and music specialists working within the school, to help the children develop a love of learning in a variety of different subject areas.
Each year group team, in consultation with subject and senior leaders, have developed overviews of the learning that will take place over the year. Although these may be slightly adapted in order to respond to the needs of the children or to reflect current events, these provide a clear outline of what is taught in each year group and therefore across the broader curriculum. Please see the documents below:
Below you will find links to subject area pages, where you can access specific subject policies. Each area has its own policy at Riversdale, as we believe that every subject is important in its own right. We believe strongly in providing the students with a broad, balanced and engaging learning experience, and so, each policy has been carefully considered to ensure that our provision suits the varying needs of our students.