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Curriculum Whole School Overview and Policy


Chestnut Park Primary School is committed to developing a love of learning through a curriculum in which children are inspired, excited and challenged. If the children enjoy their learning experiences, they will want to engage in these learning experiences again and again.

Dream- Achieve- Inspire

Our philosophy is simple; if children enjoy learning, they will set themselves aspirational goals or dreams. Within an exciting, challenging and creative environment, children will achieve these goals whilst inspiring each other and driving their learning forward. Our ‘Dream-Achieve-Inspire’ philosophy towards the curriculum creates this community of learning.

Our Curriculum is based on three key drivers:

Basic Skills

Diversity  Enterprise

Basic Competence- children will secure, retain and apply the skills of reading, communicating, writing and calculating to the highest standard.

Enterprise- children will be innovative, embrace challenge and develop as independent learners and thinkers.

Diversity- the curriculum is developed knowing that children learn best when actively engaged in the world around them. Our curriculum embraces equality and diversity; developing the school’s values, within a language rich and nurturing environment.

The curriculum drivers are reflected throughout Chestnut Park Primary School’s vision, values and aims.

Our Chestnut Park Primary School Curriculum

At Chestnut Park Primary School, we use a thematic approach to learning based on the children's interests. We combine International Primary Curriculum Units together to ensure a full coverage of a broad and balanced Curriculum. It is a comprehensive curriculum with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for personal learning and for international mindedness. As we combine units to the children’ interests and needs, we ensure full and deep coverage of the National Curriculum. National Curriculum Coverage is detailed within the attached downloads.

Thematic Approach to the curriculum

Our thematic approach covers the skills required in the National Curriculum for Art, DT, Geography and History


Click here to find out more about the IPC.


RE is taught using the Croydon Agreed syllabus

Click here to find out more.

Music is taught using Music Express

Click Here to find out more.

Phonics and Reading

We use Read Write Inc in order to teach phonics. Please see the phonics tab for full details.

PSHE and Safeguarding

At Chestnut Park Primary School we use THRIVE, an emotional well being and social skills development assessment programme to personalise our PSHE to the needs of the children. This is supported by the  JIGSAW PSHE programme.

We use Jigsaw to teach PSHE. Our full Safeguard Curriculum can be read by clicking here.


Our website will be updated with the curriculum details of additional year groups as the school grows.

Our termly curriculum maps will be available on our website each term

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