A wide range of creative learning experiences are offered throughout the time your child is attending Park Way Primary School. Children may be taught individually, in small groups within the class or in whole class groups, depending upon the nature of the subject being taught. This enables us to match the ability of your child to their next stage in learning. The children are encouraged to work in a sensible and purposeful manner within a carefully structured learning environment.
In Year R children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which is specially tailored to meet the needs of 3 – 5 year olds. This is phased out gradually in Year 1 and the National Curriculum is introduced.
The current National Curriculum for England came into force in September 2014. The core subjects of the new National Curriculum are English, Mathematics and Science. In addition primary schools are required to teach Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music, Physical Education and Languages (at Key Stage 2). At Park Way, these subjects are taught following the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) which groups them into a series of topics or units of work, lasting half a term or a term. All schools are also required to teach Religious Education and should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).