At Chorlton Park Primary School we believe learning should be irresistible - our aim is to provide a highly enjoyable, creative curriculum which not only incorporates the National Curriculum but also balanced and broadly based. Our curriculum ensures that all of our pupils are motivated, engaged and enthused about every learning experience, inspiring them to become lifelong learners.
Much of our teaching and learning takes place within a topic based curriculum approach. This means that we group our subjects around a topic or Big Question. This topic-based structure has been effective in enthusing staff and pupils because of the many creative opportunities for links across subject areas. It covers the National Curriculum points of study in a way that makes learning interesting and engaging for all of our pupils. The design of the curriculum takes into account the needs of all pupils. It values their diversity and allows them to make excellent progress within their learning.
Wherever possible, we encourage children to be involved in the planning of their learning. We plan topics that have rich content using stimuli such as visits, artefacts and experiences as a starting point for further investigation and tpo develop questioning skills. We ensure our lessons include challenge for all pupils, opportunities for children to learn through hands on experiences and lots of feedback from adults and peers.
The curriculum we have developed is based on an annual cycle where each curriculum year is divided into six distinct topics.
Have a look at our year group curriculum maps to find out about the exciting topics children will be learning about.