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Our aim at Riverside Primary School is to ensure “Excellence for All” to enable each child to achieve their best where every child matters. In order to do this, we believe in creating a positive, vibrant and secure environment where all children become successful learners. We place great emphasis on good manners, respect and consideration for others. We encourage children to become more self-confident, mature and independent. We also encourage children to recognise the importance of making a positive contribution to the life of the school.

At Riverside Primary School we aim to enhance pupils learning by offering additional curriculum activities such as; trips to museums, theatre, farm, local places of worships as well as trips within the community to view local wildlife. By broadening the wider curriculum this not only improves understanding of the formal curriculum but also develops whole child and life experiences.

In order to achieve these aims, children are taught a broad and balanced curriculum covering all areas of the National Curriculum:-

English, Maths, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Physical Education, Music, Art and Design, Design Technology, Religious Education, Citizenship.

In the Foundation Stage this is covered by the seven areas of learning:-

Communication and Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Personal Social and Emotional Development, Understanding the World, Physical Development and Expressive art and design.

At Riverside Primary  we use Read Write Inc for the teaching of reading and Phonics across Early Years and Key Stage 1. We have also introduced the Mastery Maths Programme (White Rose) for the teaching of Maths in KS1 and KS2. We also use the Cornerstones programme for the teaching of the wider curriculum. In addition to this we also use the Jigsaw programme for the teaching of PHSCE.


Please click on the link below to view the Cornerstones Website



Please click below on the link to view the Parent and Carer information for Jigsaw

Jigsaw Parent and Carer information


Please click here for our Curriculum Overview

All of our teaching is differentiated and tailored to meet the different needs and abilities of our pupils, this includes Gifted and Talented as well as SEND. If you have any more questions please speak to your child’s class teacher.