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Welcome to Parkdale Primary School Moving Forward, Learning Together


Welcome to Parkdale's Curriculum.  The intent behind our curriculum is to give children a real purpose for coming to school and having the desire to learn.  We want to equip children in our school with futureproof skills and real life learning, so that they are ready for the challenges ahead.  Our Curriculum is values based, enabling children to reflect their understanding through real life actions.  For example, writing persuasive leaflets to be displayed in the local library, making products out of recyclable materials that can be sold at a market, organising events within the local community.  We are all excited by this curriculum as it gives children the opportunity to really express themselves.  Furthermore, we are determined to ensure, through progression, that this knowledge is retained and applied year on year - throughout Parkdale and beyond. 


We want children to know more, remember more and do more. We apply Learning Fundamentals based on contemporary thinking on children's cognition; including interleaving, spaced learning, and retrieval practice. 

Key Stage Two Curriculum Show Autumn 2019

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A video of the presentation shown at the KS2 Christmas Service to celebrate our Autumn curriculum

Curriculum Enrichment - We operate the Transform Enrichment Diploma alongside our own 50 Things... Programme

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Current Term:

  • Spring 2020 Half-Term One - 96.8%
  • Attendance Year to Date - 95.95%
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Previous Term:

  • Autumn Half Term 1 - 96.70%
  • Autumn Half Term 2 - 93.54%
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Overall: 2017-18 = 96.8%, 2018-19 97%

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  • Newstead 2905
  • Clumber 3276
  • Wollaton 3155
  • Rufford 2985