You can find curriculum information on the links below. Termly curriculum information for your child’s class can be found by clicking onto their Year group under the ‘Our School’ tab on the Home page.
The curriculum at Park Lane Primary School is shaped by the school’s values, drivers and the learning behaviours we aspire to help every child develop.
Our curriculum aims:
Our curriculum is underpinned by ‘Aspire Learning Trust Mission Statement’ which aims to provide an outstanding all-round education for every child. To this end the curriculum will provide children with opportunities to achieve their full potential, to prepare them for their next educational steps, to teach them kindness and respect for all, and to equip them to play a full and satisfying role in society.
Through the delivery of curriculum and in all aspects of school life pupils and staff are encouraged to rigorously pursue the following values:
Be brave, take risks in your learning, try things out, be determined and persevere, stand up for what you believe in and stand up for others.
Respect yourself and others around you, understand people are different, respect and look after property and the school environment.
Treat other people well, look after each other and do things to help each other out.
Understand the results of your actions, be honest and truthful, join in with school life and help make decisions.
Listen to others, work well as part of a team, learn to adapt, be flexible and negotiate.
Always try your best and be the best you can, take pride in your achievements and aim high. Believe in yourself.
Aims of the school
Our school curriculum, both formal and informal, aims to prepare our children for a fulfilling future as well as attending to their current needs, interests and welfare.
We aim for our children to:
- be confident communicators, with the skills to express themselves in a variety of ways;
- be resourceful learners, independent and self-sufficient with a positive ‘can do’ attitude;
- be resilient learners who are adaptable and determined;
- have well developed emotional awareness, manage themselves and be able to work collaboratively with others;
- be well motivated, organised and engaged in their learning;
- have respect for themselves and others in the community, to understand and value difference and diversity;
- have a strong sense of self and their place in the community both locally and globally;
- have a good understanding of their environment and our sustainable relationship with the natural world;
- have a strong sense of moral values, right and wrong and social justice;
- develop their skills, knowledge and understanding to the highest possible levels of achievement in all areas including communication, creativity, invention, enterprise and problem solving;
- have a good understanding of physical wellbeing and healthy lifestyles so they are able to make positive choices and
- develop their imagination and ability to reflect, to think beyond the actual to the possible, to develop a sense of awe and wonder so they can explore language, ideas and arguments.
We also believe it is important to give children opportunities to:
- learn to work independently, learn with other children in their own class and other classes and with different adults;
- take on responsibility within their class and across the school, to develop a sense of citizenship;
- express their views and participate in decision making through a variety of class and school councils;
- develop their physical and sporting skills and represent their class, their house or their school in teams and events;
- take part in learning experiences beyond the classroom, through wide use of the outdoor environment, the local community and beyond through educational trips and visitors coming into school;
- participate in plays, assemblies and other larger productions;
- learn a musical instrument and be able to express themselves musically;
- participate in class projects about growing food, cooking and the link to healthy eating;
- participate in local events and festivals to nurture the connections between the school and the community;
- participate in national and global celebrations and make links with other children around the world and
- take part in charitable events to raise their awareness of local and global issues.