The foundations of our curriculum are the well-established school values, which permeate throughout the curriculum and all aspects of school life. It is underpinned by Government statutory requirements as set out within the new National Curriculum that came into force in September We cover the three stages of the National Curriculum:. Children in Nursery and Reception classes follow seven areas of learning; three prime and four specific areas. At RIVERSIDE we believe in providing a wide range of opportunities for physical activity, both within the school day when delivering the curriculum and outside of the school day.
- Bio-Nanomaterials: Designing Materials Inspired by Nature;
- Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 7;
- Arterial and Venous Systems in Essential Hypertension;
Our provision may vary year on year but we ensure through careful monitoring that all children across every age range gain access to different sporting opportunities. Children in our football and netball teams represent the school regularly in competitions and in competitive matches against other schools.
The breadth of activities ensures participation by all children, and activities are adapted to be participatory rather than competitive where appropriate. We have a specialist PE teacher employed to support and deliver PE across the school, and we follow a Real PE curriculum, based on learning, practicing and applying a variety of technical skills required in sport.
Oaksey C of E Primary School - Our School Curriculum
Immersing children in experiences and opportunities extends their life experiences and therefore the knowledge, skills and experiences that they can apply across the curriculum. Within our curriculum educational visits are of significant importance. We believe that children gain so much from learning outside of the classroom, meeting and working with specialists from a range of different fields. The scope of our educational visits link closely to our curriculum, and where possible we visit locally. Every year we work with a specialist company who come to school to lead curriculum workshops.
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These are designed to bring learning to life and provide an exciting stimulus at the start or review at the end of a chosen topic. Popular amongst our Key Stage 1 children and designed to switch them on to reading, we often invite published authors and animated book characters to RIVERSIDE, frequently in partnership with the library service.
- Our Curriculum;
- Cardiovascular Disease: Diet, Nutrition and Emerging Risk Factors (The Report of the British Nutrition Foundation Task Force).
- Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World.
- Quality-Oriented Design of Business Processes.
- Doctor Who: The Taking of Chelsea 426.
Coupled with Book Fairs and writing workshops, the opportunities for cross curricular learning are enhanced further. It is a developing part of our ethos that children should have the opportunity to participate in a performance of some kind, be it an assembly, production or seasonal celebration, enabling all children to experience the process of auditioning, rehearsing and performing to parents and family.
A truly invaluable learning experience, this engages parents well and includes opportunities such as nativities, singing, talent competitions, public speaking competitions and the Pride of RIVERSIDE. We hold competitions in a range of different skill sets including football, netball, spelling and maths.
Children learn through a thematic approach that still maintains the integrity of subject disciplines. Children develop a rich vocabulary through their curriculum, with clear, planned progression , that underpins the concepts studied.
Our curriculum prepares the children to live in their world and to be able to contribute as knowledgeable and responsible citizens. Our curriculum contributes to the legacy that we give the world through the generations of children that move through our school.
We feel a strong moral imperative towards our disadvantaged children; knowledge is empowering and our disadvantaged children are entitled to an education that builds cultural capital and gives them access to the knowledge they need to succeed. Click here for more information. Get in touch.