Friday Carousel

At Parkside we aim to deliver a broad, rich and innovative curriculum that is owned by, and distinctive to, our school and its community. It is made up, in part, of the statutory National Curriculum, which provides an outline of core knowledge. However the National Curriculum is just one element in the education of our children, enhanced by wider learning opportunities to inspire, challenge and prepare them for the future.

If you require further information about the curriculum please speak to the class teacher via the school office 01435 864577 or

Friday Enrichment Days

Every Friday in Key Stage 2 all children take part in enrichment days. As part of the day children take part in various different lessons which include: Forest school, cookery, PSHE, Computing, French and Physical Education.

Forest School

For a nine week block children take part in Forest school activities led by one of our staff. Children do this in small groups of up to 15 children. This optimizes the experience the children get. Parents often help with sessions where children learn and refine their bush craft skills. To find out more about Forest school click here.

Cookery and Design Technology

Cookery lessons take place with half a class. Children use our kitchen area to design and create recipes and cook and bake their recipes. Once made the children make packaging for their food items before taking them home and sharing them with their family.


Computing on Fridays focuses more on the control element of the curriculum. This part of the curriculum is taught by a specialist teacher who can target teaching to ensure that all children succeed to the best of their potential.


We are fortunate to have a specialist French teacher to teach languages in KS2. This means that children are taught by passionate people who inspire the children in all aspects of the French culture.

Physical Education

Physical education on Fridays is a chance for children to learn competitive skills. This helps to prepare the children for competitions against other schools. We love to take part in as many competitions and always try to take as many children as possible to enjoy these experiences.


Children will learn how to play instruments; both tuned and untuned. They will experience listening to and composing a range of musical genres and work both independently and with their peers to learn new musical skills.