Riversdale Primary School provides a happy, stimulating learning environment where every child is valued. We seek to develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge which will help pupils achieve their true potential through praise, encouragement and high expectation of work and behaviour.
We aim to:
Provide a broad and balanced curriculum with a sound grounding in the basic skills of literacy and Numeracy together with the independence and confidence to apply these skills.
Foster lively, enquiring minds and enthusiasm for learning by treating children as individuals and building on their success.
Make children feel valued and respected so they can be confident and secure; willing to seek help in the understanding that overcoming difficulty is part of the learning process.
Develop, through example and explanation, a sense of responsibility, self discipline and respect – for one another, the school and community.
Show the importance of socialising and collaborating with sensitivity, consideration and humour.
Encourage aesthetic and spiritual awareness.
Allow children, staff, parents, governors and the community to share in our achievements and take pride in our school.
We received a letter from Councillor Mrs Kathy Tracey which we thought you might be interested in.
‘ Dear Ms Piombo,
ANNUAL PUPIL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD CEREMONY- RIVERSDALE PRIMARY SCHOOL
A report was presented to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting on 22nd February 2012 by the Director of Education and Children’s Services on school which have achieved outstanding results in the end of Key Stage National Curriculum tests or in the GCSE or ‘A’ level examinations in 2011.
I would like to congratulate you all, staff, pupils, governors and parents on this achievement.
We would particularly wish to commend the fact that Riversdale Primary School was one of the top three mainstream schools for improvement in Key Stage 2 results based on the percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 in English and Mathematics between 2009 and 2011. ‘
We believe you will all be as proud as we are here in the school at this achievement.
Year 6 enjoyed a wonderful coach trip around London. We visited all the famous landmarks, including an exciting visit to 10 Downing Street!
We tried to make the world's longest line of coins. Our line reached for 300 metres and we raised an astounding £330.75p.
Each class measured how long their contribution to the line was. They also added up how much money they had added to the line.
A very big thank you to Bernadette for counting all the 1p and 2p coins - what a job!
Where on earth is Riversdale?
Featuring the beautiful singing voices of the children, the film explores the feeling of unity and the specialness of Riversdale!
Events Riversdale - an exciting group venture encouraging children to record events and happenings at Riversdale.
Over on the school networking site 'Makewaves' we have an award winning station (Makewaves Champion School in 2011 & 2012). 'Events Riversdale' is one of our station's channels, and features reports on many of our events happening at Riversdale, both in and out of school. Click here to pop over and check it out!
Young Voices concert held at the O2 Arena
Our choir, which is made up of our Years 3 - 6, worked extremely hard over the last few months learning and rehearsing, in order to participate in a massed choir as part of a special concert aimed at developing in children the love of music and performing. On the 29th January they all took part in a concert held at the O2 Arena, where we were part of a choir made up of 8,000 children. There were 25,000 people in the audience, and it was an incredible experience not just for the children, but for all of us who attended the concert. Have a look at our great Smilebox of the event here! If you wish to read more about the event, have a look at our informative Makewaves Station - you can find the link below....
Riversdale pupils were honoured to be invited to Clarence House, the residence of HRH Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall. Click on the picture to watch our amazing Smilebox of the day - click here to read more about what we did when we got there!
Riversdale have a wonderful 'station' on the school networking website 'Makewaves'. Chosen as Makewaves 'Best Primary School 2011' and also again for 2012 our students can sign up as 'reporters', write stories and blogs, and see what other schools are doing. Click to visit our station!
Black History Week, and the whole school enjoyed a
wonderfully interactive performance by a visiting performer. Some of the
children also helped out onstage, taking part in an exciting quiz. We
all learned some really interesting facts about famous inspirational
leaders, and all of us at Riversdale had an enthusiastic appreciation of
this 'Carnival of Heroes'.
Riversdale Media We have an awesome collection in our online media library! Here you will find all our visual media collected together in one place - Smileboxes, videos, wordles etc. Enjoy exploring and viewing those visual delights you may have missed the first time round and look forward to seeing many more .....
Riversdale pupils have once again been out and about - this time reporting on the recent E-safety Live London conference. Click here to watch just one of the first videos on that exciting day.