Curriculum Summary

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 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 ‘I and We ASPIRE’ Curriculum in partnership with the other schools in our 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 ongoing and reflective.

We have themes mapped out on our Curriculum Maps.  The learning opportunities identified on the Curriculum Map 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. ‘Historical Detectives’ in Autumn Term will be primarily driven by the history objectives for each year group, but the children will also be give opportunities to develop their 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 and PSHE. British Values and Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural opportunities underpin our ‘I and We ASPIRE’ curriculum values and we focus on these as part of our collective worship and also half termly theme days. The school’s ongoing commitment to safeguarding is also reflected in the curriculum.

The member of staff responsible for Curriculum is Mrs C Dawes.

Aspire Overview 2017-18