Curriculum Overview

Fun • Creativity • Achievement

Curriculum Overview

The curriculum at Parklands Primary School is built on the foundations of ‘Fun, Creativity & Achievement: ‘Fun’ to create happy, confident learners; ‘Creativity’ to provide children with the very best learning opportunities and ‘Achievement’ to ensure that every child reaches their full potential and achieves the highest outcomes.

This curriculum begins in the Early Years, where children are provided with creative and engaging ways to explore and investigate their learning, so that the foundations are laid for a lifelong love of learning from the outset. Through innovative learning experiences, children are encouraged to become inquisitive resilient learners who readily challenge themselves. Learning is enhanced throughout the Early Years and Key Stage One through our outdoor environment, where the staff and children utilise the rich habitat area in all weathers to develop a range of skills.

The foundations laid through the curriculum in the Early Years and Key Stage One are built on further in Key Stage Two, as the curriculum adapts to meet the changing needs of its learners. In Key Stage Two, pupils have an opportunity to embed their core skills through a variety of exciting and innovative learning experiences involving enterprise and Science for example. Visits, visitors and trips ensure that the children’s learning is memorable and enables them to challenge themselves further. Regular experiences involving art, sport, music, theatre and technology further enrich the curriculum for the pupils.

Throughout their time at Parklands, our pupils engage with the local communities and explore the rich diversity that Britain offers. Our core values are central to everything we do and ensure that our pupils make a positive contribution to society.

Finally, working in partnership with families is an important aspect of life at Parklands Primary and parents are regularly invited to school to participate in their child’s learning and celebrate their achievements.

If you have any questions concerning your child’s learning or our curriculum, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher or Mrs Coles.

The Creative Curriculum

Here at Parklands, we believe in delivering a broad and balanced curriculum within an immersive ‘umbrella’ topic designed to engage and excite the children. This ensures that our children achieve a wide knowledge base whilst also encouraging unique learning experiences to inspire independent and lifelong learners. For example, our Year 6 pupils study democracy, politics and history objectives under the creative curriculum theme of ‘Principal for a Day’; however they also immerse themselves in a real life political campaign, where they create manifestos, direct, film and edit party political videos, become confident public speakers and hold an election.

Throughout the children’s time here at Parklands, the creative curriculum will ensure the coverage of the following curriculum areas:

Reception & Year 1 objective coverage

Year 2 & 3 objective coverage

Year 4,5 & 6 objective coverage