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Park School Learning and Curriculum

At Park School we aim to provide opportunities for the development of the whole child inside and outside the classroom. In addition to the full range of academic subjects in accordance with the National Curriculum, we offer every child the opportunity to experience a broad range of teaching and challenging environments in many extra-curricular areas. We operate a varied curriculum which ties together elements of many different subjects under a theme, encouraging children to develop a love of learning and a thirst for knowledge. This varied curriculum, with teaching input from music, art, drama and sports specialists, allows all the children the opportunity to shine. Positivity in these areas creates a balanced scope of learning and supports progression in the rest of the curriculum.

At the beginning of each academic year there is a Curriculum Meeting for parents during which our teachers explain what children will be learning and how parents can support from home.

Curriculum Enhancements

Numerous visits are undertaken each term to support work done in the classroom. We enjoy exploring the many excellent facilities available in Dorset and Hampshire as well as further afield. The visits are appropriate to the age of the children and very carefully planned by the teaching staff.

Curriculum Forecasts

Curriculum Forecast information, available online at the beginning of each term, inform parents of what their children will be taught throughout the term.

These forecasts are reviewed termly and updated in line with ongoing pupil assessment and changes to the National Curriculum.
Please click the link to download a copy of the relevant Curriculum Forecast:

Michaelmas Term 2021 in Reception

Michaelmas Term 2021 in Year 1

Michaelmas Term 2021 in Year 2

Michaelmas Term 2021 in Year 3

Michaelmas Term 2021 in Year 4

Michaelmas Term 2021 in Year 5

Michaelmas Term 2021 in Year 6 

How we teach Maths

We know that the teaching of Mathematics has undergone significant developments over the years and parents sometimes tell us that they are unsure of the methods currently being used to teach their children.

Below, parents can access documents outlining the path that pupils take in learning the skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as they move up through each year group.

Progression in addition

Progression in division

Progression in multiplication

Progression in subtraction

RSE and PSHEE New Curriculum

Due to the new statutory requirement to teach Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in the School curriculum we as a school have reviewed and adapted our Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) topics to include this. Please see below documents for further information:

Forward from the Secretary of State – please read

RSE – parent guide from DfE

Park School draft RSE and PSHEE Policy