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 Core drivers:
Core Competency- 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 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 links.
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.
Music is taught using Music Express - Click Here to find out more.
PE is based on Real PE and Merton PE SOW. We also have a PE coach on Monday to deliver PE sessions across the school. Please click here to see our current PE timetable to ensure your child wears their PE Kit on the correct days.
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 which we use to teach our wider PSHE lessons. PSHE lessons include a unit to ensure all children are taught the statutory requirements for RSE. The RSE policy can be viewed by clicking this link.
Our termly curriculum documents will be available on our website each term
If you have any queries about the school curriculum, please contact Miss R. Poonian through the school office: