At Parish we place an important emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy. We maintain a broad and balanced curriculum and use a wide variety of resources to help us to deliver this (including visits, visitors and specialist teachers). We believe that it is important that the children's experiences are wide, particularly in the area of the Arts and PHSE. To this end we hold an Arts Week in the Summer Term and Citizenship Days on an annual basis and have a rolling programme for other focus days/weeks. Pupils from year 3 upwards have the opportunity to study a Modern Foreign Language.
In addition we enhance the curriculum through the employment of specialist dance and music teachers
The Learning Challenge Curriculum
Since the advent of the 2014 National Curriculum, long term plans have been structured around the ‘Learning Challenge Curriculum’. This includes a series of learning challenges/key questions to be examined; an envigorating ‘wow experience’ to inaugerate units of study and the itemisation of key skills to cover within each area. In advance of the introduction of the new curriculum, staff corporately ‘individualised’ the curriculum by adding a progressive sequence of key skills to each unit thus ensuring full , and progressive, coverage of the statutory elements of the National Curriculum and making each unit a ‘bespoke’ plan. When appropriate and realistic, cross-curricular links are made with other subjects.