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Our Curriculum

The curriculum at Rivelin is underpinned by our school vision and we hope that the daily learning opportunities are helping us to fulfil our vision for the children.

The curriculum is designed to promote a love of Reading. We believe that good readers have a greater sense of well-being and greater opportunity for academic success. 

Wherever possible the curriculum is designed to link the book to a topic in the curriculum such as Science; History or Geography. We then work to build a bespoke set of lessons that will link meaningfully for the children. There are some areas of the curriculum that will not always fit this pattern so we choose to keep these as stand-alone.

These books have been chosen to interest children to bring real life issues into the school day and to begin to develop a lifelong love of reading. Every six weeks the whole school plans a book study week, where the children are immersed in the literature. Children experience a wide range of creative activities designed to inspire interest and curiosity and give real experiences that will support subsequent learning and enrich the writing process. These topics enable teachers to deliver aspects of many other subjects like, History, Geography, Art & Design and Science. We follow the national curriculum for all subjects but will sometimes enhance the provision through the topics.

If you would like to view the official national curriculum document published by the DFE, please click here.

Six Weekly Topic Overview

 Y1Y2Y3Y4Y5Y6

Topic 1

History Focus

CASTLES

Hector & the Big Bad Knight

QUEENS

The Queen's Orangutan

STONE AGE

Stone Age Boy

ROMANS

Romans on the Rampage

ANGLO-SAXONS

Beowolf

ANCIENT EGYPT/GREECE

Percy Jackson

Topic 2 

Science Focus

PLANTS AND GROWING

Jack and the Beanstalk

ANIMALS AND THEIR HABITATS

Snail & the Whale 

SKELETONS

Funny Bones

TEETH

Horrid Henry & the Tooth Fairy

PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS

Alex Ryder

DNA/EVOLUTION

They Changed the World - Watson & Crick

Topic 3 

Geography Focus

UNITED KINGDOM

Blown Away

NON EUROPEAN COUNTRY

The Hunter

UK AND BEYOND

Escape from Pompeii

SOUTH AMERICA

The Great Kapok Tree

EASTERN EUROPE

The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe

THE WORLD

Around the World in 80 Days

Topic 4 

PHSE Focus

FEAR

Film: Finding Nemo

IDENTITY

Film: Moana

COURAGE

Film: Valiant

BELONGING

Film: Happy Feet

FEELINGS

Film: Inside Out

OPTIMISM

Film: Up

Topic 5 

Science Focus

MATERIALS

Woolly

PLANTS

The Tiny Seed

LIGHT

Cakes in Space

ELECTRICITY

When Charlie McButton Lost Power

EARTH & SPACE

Neil Armstrong

EVOLUTION AND ADAPTATION

Topic 6

Art Focus

SKETCHING SKILLS

Beautiful Oops

POP ART

The Day the Crayons Quit 

POINTILISM

The Dot

SURREALISM

Mr Stink

REALISM

Tortured Wood

ART NOUVEAU


Rivelin's Curriculum for the Whole Child

At Rivelin we try to thread throughout our curriculum the importance of building character muscles. Every lesson has an element where we focus on a particular character muscle to help develop the whole child and prepare them for the next stage of their education. 

Rivelin's Curriculum for the Whole Child

In addition an important part of the hidden curriculum is pupil leadership. We are developing this through a focus on developing character muscles and the belief that our mind sets and skills are not fixed and with practice can be improved. Children in all year groups have the opportunity to take on leadership roles in school and commit to giving back something to the school and to their peers. This is really valuable for teaching resilience and responsibility.

Excellence for every child every day

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RivelinPrimary School

Rivelin provides a wide range of
extra-curricular activities throughout
the year and before and after school
care can be accessed on site.

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RivelinPrimary school

101 Morley St, Sheffield S6 2PL

School Office0114 234 1304

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