Riverside Community Primary

Curriculum Overview

At Riverside, we aim to motivate and inspire all of our pupils to be the best they can be. We seek to foster ambition and equip children with resilience, independence and the ability to think deeply and critically.


We recognise that our pupils learn best when they are engaged in purposeful and contextual activities. We seek to ensure that our pupils form an emotional connection to the knowledge and skills that they learn, to aid retention and support the future application. As such, we aim to enrich pupils’ lives by providing high quality, hands-on experiences in and out of the classroom, the local area and beyond.


The National Curriculum, Plymouth Agreed syllabus for RE and EYFS Curriculum is used to drive and develop the knowledge content of our curriculum. We expect all learning to have a context and meaning to our children and ensure lessons build on previous knowledge enabling pupils to apply their understanding through questioning, thinking, reasoning, vocabulary development and communication. Through planning our curriculum, we have considered the importance of our local area, its people, location and changes over time. We teach all subjects discretely in order that children develop disciplinary subject skills; we want all our pupils to leave Riverside ready for their next phase of education and underpinning this is an increasing understanding of the distinction between subject disciplines.

If you would like to find out more information about the curriculum our school follows, contact Mrs Willcocks