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Curriculum by year group


At River View Primary & Nursery School, we believe deeply in the importance of helping our pupils develop as a whole person - happy and ready to take the next steps into their education and lives beyond primary school, regardless of their starting point.


Our aim is to create an exciting, interesting set of activities that are underpinned by the knowledge, skills and understanding relevant for each year group.


Our curriculum will promote and foster confidence, independence, co-operation and self-esteem throughout the time the children are at River View Primary & Nursery School, which will prepare them for life in 21st Century Britain.


Our offer is underpinned by our vision and ethos of - Together we make our community 'RICHER'.

We want all of our children to leave with a range of experiences, the self-belief to excel and to understand the feeling of enjoyment.


Our curriculum is carefully crafted so that our children develop their academic, social and cultural capital.  We include both off and on-site experiences in our curriculum and make the most of what we have locally and offer children exciting and new experiences.


Our broad and balanced curriculum is designed to:

  • Develop strong characters in order to be resilient and cope with adversity.
  • Develop creative individuals who collaborate and co-operate and can solve problems seeing failure as an opportunity to learn.
  • Develop pupils who can think critically and care about their learning, so they always do their best.
  • Develop pupils who care about their role as part of a family, community and the wider world.
  • Ensure all pupils have high aspirations.
  • Develop a thirst for learning for all pupils.




The curriculum for each year group is carefully designed to ensure coverage and progression across all subject areas; developing depth of knowledge and understanding together with opportunities for intelligent repetition which enables children to remember more.


We recognise children's prior learning, encourage the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.  Children are supported to achieve their potential and progress with confidence to the next phase of their education.


Our approach to teaching and learning supports our curriculum by ensuring that lessons build on prior learning and provide opportunities for guided and independent practice.  The development of children's knowledge and skills across all primary subjects is key when building on prior learning, this supports pupils for the next stage of their learning.

Year Group Curriculum

By clicking the links below, you will find an overview of the curriculum for each year group.  We hope this will give you the information you need however, if you would like more information then please contact Mrs Dawn Buckingham (Deputy Head) via the school office and she will be able to give your further information or put you in touch with the appropriate subject leader.