At River View the staff have been working to promote and design a curriculum, which will suit the needs of our 21st century learners. All staff have contributed to the development of the curriculum - its vision and aims - and this will continue to develop as the school moves forward.
We recognise that the curriculum needs to be child and learning-centred; encompassing children’s interests and supporting a range of learning styles.
With this in mind, we have agreed that the curriculum will:
- Be learning driven
- Have core elements in all areas of learning
- Have clear overarching aims
There are four key functions of our school and these will be reflected in each topic and aspect of the curriculum. These are:
- Achieving the Highest Standards
- Delivering Lifelong Learning
- Bridging Gaps
- Engaging the Whole Community
The children will have the opportunity to reflect on and share ideas about their
curriculum, allowing them to be flexible in their learning, supported by the staff they
are working with. It is expected that children will become more independent in their
future choices and that the curriculum will help the children to develop the key skills
that will support them beyond the classroom and into their working lives.
The curriculum will be driven by all the staff at River View with key staff members
being responsible for key areas of learning.
This way of working is modelled in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and
continues all the way through to Upper Key Stage 2.
Our curriculum is based on the 2014 National Curriculum. On the left hand side of this page are downloadable links to the curriculum for each year group. The curriculum is organised to ensure that the children have a broad and balanced diet, where foundation subjects are taught as units of work. The order of these units can be found in the Curriculum aims and objectives document (also downloadable). The order of the units is subject to change and reviewed on an annual basis.
English and Maths are taught daily, Science and PE are taught weekly and children in Key Stage 2 also learn Spanish in a weekly session.
Assessment of the curriculum has been reviewed to meet the expectations of the new national assessment system. All children are assessed termly and all parents receive an annual report that includes end of year outcomes at the end of the academic year (July). There are two Parents' Evenings (December and March) a year to discuss children's attainment and progress with staff. Staff also welcome the opportunity to discuss progress throughout the year and provide additional advice and support for parents in informal meetings, parental workshops and via the school blog.