At Parklands we aim to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development throughout. Through the curriculum our learners are encouraged to celebrate their identity as Great Britons of the 21st Century, cultivate aspirations and respect the British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of others. We have a thematic approach to the curriculum incorporating all National Curriculum subjects for the Early Year Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. Through our Learning Challenge Curriculum we aim to engage all types of learners and encourage curiosity, awe and a sense of fun. In Key Stage One the children are taught in three broad bands of ability in each class. Work is clearly matched to ability with an appropriate amount of challenge. In our early Years Foundation Stage our children have 'free-flow' access to a wide range of activities covering the 7 Areas of Learning, both indoors and outdoors.
At Parklands, we actively promote the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths, beliefs and way of life. We do this through the curriculum and PSHE (personal, social and health education)and also through assemblies and 'Well-Being Days'.
Relationship and Sex education is taught through our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), Science and the PE curriculum. All topics are dealt with sensitively and are age appropriate. A parent/carer has the right to withdraw his or her child from direct relationship and sex education (Please see the PSHE web page for more information).