Grove Park Primary School
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.
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.
At Grove Park our School Development Plan (SDP) is driven by our aim to have a unique curriculum that sits alongside our commitment to the basic skills and our high expectations for attainment and progress in Reading, Writing and Maths.
In our SDP each year, we focus on different areas of the curriculum and spend the year developing the subject so that it is as engaging, contextualised and purposeful as possible e.g. through staff training, pupil surveys, new initiatives, resourcing, sharing good practice and setting aspirational success criteria.
Our aim is to deliver the National Curriculum in an exciting and meaningful way so that all children develop a love of learning and reach their full potential.
The following year these SDP curriculum objectives then become ‘background priorities’ so they become part of our continued and embedded part of our curriculum offer.
This Curriculum section of our website goes into more detail about the areas of our curriculum that we have developed and enhanced in a unique way.
In 2016 – 2017 our SDP Priorities were:
- Digital and multi-modal literacy
- Real life maths
- Science Week
- Grammar and spelling with a contextualised approach
In 2017 – 2018 our SDP Priorities are:
- Forest School and science in the natural world
- Yoga, mindfulness and well-being
- Computing and the digital world
- Drama, poetry and the arts
In 2018 – 2019 our SDP Priorities are:-
- Community of Readers: Perspectives on English
- Mathematical Fluency, Mastery and Enrichment
- The Scientific World
- Personal Growth Model of Teaching: PSHE, Citizenship and Empathy
- History and Geography Enquiry