Religious Education Statement
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We follow the Local Education Authority’s religious syllabus. We acknowledge the diversity of faiths that are represented in our school. We celebrate all the major religions of Christianity. We encourage children to explore personal values and beliefs whilst fostering their interest in an understanding of a range of beliefs and customs. During their time at Chaddesden Park Primary School children will visit key places of worship such as St Marys Church. Links are made with other topics/subject areas through a range of exciting lessons which include writing, art, drama, poetry, cooking and visitors to the school. Children also learn about the different beliefs of others and their interpretations of the world. RE enables children to understand how and why people live differently from each other and to respect their right to do so.

History Statement
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The new History curriculum will play a vital part in preparing children for life in modern Britain, as it will enable pupils to gain a deep knowledge and broad understanding of the history of our nation and the world. In Key Stage 1 children will learn about the lives of significant people who have contributed to national and international achievements. In Key Stage 2 there will be an emphasis on developing chronology with the children studying History up to 1066. There will also be special studies which will extend their knowledge and understanding beyond 1066.

Modern Foreign Languages Statement
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At Chaddesden Park Primary School we teach French as a modern foreign language in order to prepare our children for a rapidly changing world. Learning a foreign language prepares our children for life in modern Britain, in which work and activities increasingly involve using languages other than English.
Through learning French we want our children to:

  • Enjoy using a language other then English.
  • Develop a better understanding of the English language, language learning and communication.
  • Develop an awareness of cultural differences and develop a tolerance of diversity within society.
  • Be open-minded and adventurous in all aspects of their learning.
The earlier a child is exposed to a foreign language, the faster the language is acquired. We believe that it is a good idea to introduce a new language to children while they are at primary school, as they tend to be less self-conscious when speaking aloud.We use a variety of techniques to ensure children enjoy learning French: these include games, role-play, songs (particularly action songs), storytelling and interactive ICT programmes. To bring the language to life we incorporate real objects and events e.g. food, clothes, puppets, toys, celebrations and links to children in French speaking countries. We watch videos and listen to recordings in order to expose the children to more than one voice in French. We make our lessons entertaining and enjoyable in order to develop a positive attitude towards learning a foreign language.

Music Statement
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Music is a key element of both the curriculum and general school life at Chaddesden Park Primary School. With weekly singing assemblies in both KS1 and KS2, all children are given the opportunity to enjoy singing and performing as part of a large group.

Whole class ensemble teaching of Recorders in Year 2 gives each child the chance to learn a tuned instrument, begin to read music and to explore the creative opportunities that are available to musicians.

The curriculum across the school has an excellent focus on world music, providing the opportunity for children to appreciate the cultural and regional variations in music and the role that music can play in different societies.

The school choir will hopefully be working towards a number of events to involve the children in the wider school community and to share the enjoyment of group singing with other local school choirs.

Each year group have taken their National Curriculum objectives for Music and made them relevant to their children in order to support their preparation for life in modern Britain. In Year 6, children will be investigating the music of Derbyshire composers, whilst Year 4 will be looking at National Anthems.

Curriculum for Spring Term 2020

Nursery Reception
Year 1 Year 2
Year 3 Year 4
Year 5 Year 6

Long Term Overview

EYFS - Nursery and Reception
Year 1 Year 2
Year 3 Year 4
Year 5 Year 6