School Curriculum

The Curriculum within our School Development Plan


Grove Park’s School Development Plan enables our vision to be shared and understood by the whole school community, giving everyone an understanding of the school’s ongoing journey to be the best it can be. The SDP is made up of five focus priorities, three of which are curriculum focused. This year’s SDP also aims to embed and revitalise previous SDP areas whilst also taking on new focus priorities. Our SDP is driven by our aim to have a truly unique curriculum in which key skills are taught in an exciting and meaningful way so that all children develop a love of learning and reach their full potential.


Previous SDP priorities that will continue to be embedded in 2019-2020


  • - Creative Writing – Using picture books, digital and multi-modal literacy
  • - Real Life Maths and Mathematical Fluency, Mastery and Enrichment
  • - Forest School and Science in the Natural World
  • - Yoga, mindfulness and well-being
  • - Personal Growth Model of Teaching: PSHE, Citizenship and Empathy
  • - Computing and the Digital World
  • - Historical and Geographical Enquiry


New Curriculum Focus Priorities for 2019-2020


Focus Priority Area One: Quality of Education – Art


Intent: To have an inspiring, skills-based Art Curriculum that empowers children & staff - cultivating real creativity and reflection


Focus Priority Area Two: Personal Development and Quality of Education – Relationships and Sex Education


Intent: High quality consultation with our whole community and training that results in a meaningful new relationships curriculum for our children


Focus Priority Area Three: Quality of Education – Reading Comprehension


Intent: The exploration of data and teaching methods to ensure our children are a high-achieving community of readers who are able to debate and express their point of view and ideas articulately.


Curriculum Maps and Letters


To view the full curriculum for each year group, please go to the Class Pages on our website and view the Curriculum Maps and Letters for each class. The Curriculum Maps outline each area of the National Curriculum and explain what the children will be learning and the topics and skills they will be covering during each half-term. The Curriculum Letters then go into more detail about the curriculum coverage for the term ahead and are a really useful guide for parents.


Phonics at Grove Park


At Grove Park we use the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read. It is a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills and helping children to become fluent readers. In the Early Years we also use the Jolly Phonics actions to support children’s understanding of phonics.