POP-UP SHOP *TUESDAY 9th AUGUST* Tomorrow Khalsa schoolwear will be at the academy from 11am-3pm hosting a uniform pop-up shop😄 See the poster below for more details!


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We coach grassroots football to talented and amazing young ladies,to start them on the journey to becoming the future of women’s football. Huge credit goes to For making huge steps towards making this happen. ⚽️💙⚽️


Wow! Congratulations girls👏🏼


*NON-UNIFORM DAY* Tomorrow all students are invited to wear their own clothes to the academy for the last day of term.


*SPORTS TOUR TO SPAIN* 🇪🇸 We have an incredible opportunity for next years Year 9 and 10 students to join us on a Football and Netball Sports Tour to Salou, Spain! Please see your emails to register your interest before Wednesday at 10am 🖊 🧳 ✈️ ⚽️ 🏃🏼‍♀️


Congratulations to Harris Academy Mayflower; clear winner of a bouquet from HARI for the smartest dressed students at our HARI transition week.


A huge thank you to for reacting so quickly and providing us with earlier buses to our car park🙌🏼 Students will be able to get the bus at 1:45pm from the academy carpark.


Yesterday our students were part of a youth orchestra with modulo for the day from rehearsals to tech runs then a final performance of the day. They studied their section brass and composed sections of music to add to the final performance 🎭


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our young saxophonists are really inspired by you 🤩🎷. They loved participating in Modulo with today and wanted to share this with you!


The awards have arrived for our Sports Awards evening 🏆


Lots going on next week in the PE dept! Monday - Year 7 Sports Day Tuesday - Year 8 Sports Day Wednesday - Year 9 Sports Day Friday - Year 10 Sports Day Arrive in your PE kit and bring plenty of water, suncream and a hat☀️


What a week it’s been! It has been great getting to know our new Year 7 students this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in September!


Today Year 10 Geographers visited Walton on the Naze to collect data as part of their GCSE Geography course. Students had a brilliant day and we even managed to get some fish and chips and ice cream after a long day of fieldwork 🍦 ☀️


Making new friends - students from 4 different primary schools at HARI transition this week 🧡


Day 2 of transition week is well underway. Students had a briefing with Mr Balogun this morning all on behaviour and self-regulation.


Well done to all our new Year 7’s for a very successful first day! It was great to meet you all. See you tomorrow ready for Day 2!


DEPARTURE⏰ Our year 6 transition students will be leaving the academy at 3:15pm (except Friday)


If your child requires any medication on site you must meet with our medical officer at the front gate to drop off any medication and forms!🧑‍⚕️


You will need to wear your primary school uniform throughout the week👔 You will be required to bring in your PE kit on the days you have PE on your timetable (not Day 1)


PACKED LUNCH 🍱 Our year 6 transition students will need to bring a packed lunch with them every day!

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The importance of geography in the curriculum

Geography is the study of relationships between physical and human phenomena that give rise to spatial patterns on the surface of the earth. It is a unique discipline that concerns itself with the relationship between the study of landscape, flora and fauna, the atmosphere, people and culture, the built environment and political territories and this allows students to think about the world in new ways.   

The geography curriculum

The core aim of the curriculum at Harris Academy Riverside is to enable students of Geography to access the bigger picture in terms of the subject and take Geography home with them where they will recognise the content in the real world.

Geography teachers at Harris Academy Riverside deliver lessons that are in line with the core principles of Harris Academy Riverside of mastery, integrity and humanity. These include:

  • Creating passion and curiosity about Geography
  • Supporting a scholarship curriculum
  • Meeting national curriculum and exam board standards for content delivery
  • Preparing students for their next steps including awareness of Geography related careers

The curriculum aims to:

  • Promote reading outside and beyond the subject
  • Encourage students to work collaboratively through the use of fieldwork and enquiry
  • Think critically and talk Geographically
  • The curriculum at Harris Academy Riverside is a spiralling and cumulative curriculum that allow students to build on knowledge and understanding confidently.
  • The curriculum is underpinned by both core and hinterland knowledge which allows students to remember and know more
  • Where appropriate, the department has worked to reframe, rephrase and replace content to reflect inclusion and diversity. This is to create a curriculum that represents and creates a narrative that BAME and other minority groups at Harris Academy Riverside can identify with and feel part of.
  • The department will move away from the ‘single story’ and ‘othering’ to promote an accurate world view.

Throughout the learning journey 5 ‘big ideas’ are interleaved within the curriculum. These are:





Human/Physical Interactions