Curriculum

Reception children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum.

Children in years 1 to 6 follow the National Curriculum.

Reading Schemes and Phonics

We use a wide range of resources to teach reading and phonics. The reading scheme that is most frequently used, especially by children in years two or three, is Oxford Reading Tree. We maintain a large stock of books to ensure all pupils have access to high quality texts. We use Phonics Fairy as the delivery method for synthetic phonics in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One.

Curriculum Topics

With mixed year groups we use a two year rolling program to ensure coverage of the national curriculum. These maps are set out below and are reviewed regularly by teaching staff to reflect the characteristics of their classes.

More information on the content of the national curriculum is available online at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum

Anyone seeking more information about the curriculum here at Park Street is welcome to contact the school office to speak to a member of the Senior Leadership Team and/or speak to their child’s class teacher.

Enrichment

To enhance the curriculum we make extensive use of local resources such as the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Folk Museum, the Botanic Gardens, Jesus Green and the River Cam and, of course, the University and its colleges.

A range of visitors provide additional expertise and opportunities: performances by touring theatre groups, orchestral concerts, visiting science students and history days. Pupils influence some of the activities through representation on the School Council, in particular fund-raising events to support local and national charities.

We also hold Enrichment Days where the whole school immerses itself in a whole day focused on a specific subject area or theme. In line with our ethos, we aim to put the fun and enjoyment into our curriculum where the school is a hive of learning activity.