Rivers Primary Academy Curriculum Statement
The Rivers Primary Academy curriculum has been developed to achieve the following aims:
- To ensure that all pupils reach their academic and personal potential.
- To ensure that our children are confident and successful readers, writers, mathematicians and scientists.
- To provide opportunities for our children to be independent, imaginative, motivated, resilient and active in their learning across all subject areas.
- To ensure our ‘ASPIRE’ attributes are embedded in all subject areas.
At Rivers Primary Academy, we are very proud of the rich and varied curriculum that we provide. We have developed our ‘ASPIRE’ Curriculum in partnership with the other schools in Windsor Academy Trust, but have also ensured that it is personalised to meet the needs of our community. As part of this, we strive to create engaging experiences for all children across the school. The development of the schemes of work will continue to be on-going and reflective.
Each year group produces a termly overview. These can be found on our class pages. The learning opportunities identified on the overview serve to strengthen the knowledge and understanding both within a subject area and between subjects, providing opportunities for the application of skills across the subject areas. For all themes, we have identified a subject that is the main focus within the theme but cross-curricular links are identified where appropriate e.g. ‘A Journey Through Time’ in Autumn Term will be primarily driven by the history objectives for each year group, but the children will also be given opportunities to develop their geography, art and music skills within the context of the time period that they are studying.
Certain curriculum areas will be taught discretely. This includes Science, RE, French and PSHE. British Values and Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural opportunities underpin our ‘ASPIRE’ curriculum values and we focus on these as part of our collective worship. The school’s on-going commitment to safeguarding is also reflected in the curriculum.
The member of staff responsible for curriculum is Mrs C Dawes.