The Grove Curriculum
The school follows the national curriculum as the basis for what we deliver to our pupils. We follow the programmes of study as set out for the end of key stage 1 and 2.
How we deliver the curriculum at The Grove?
We have a dynamic and creative curriculum and endeavour to make learning meaningful and relevant for our pupils. Topics are taught with a cross curricular theme. These topics are integrated into our maths and English work.
We are a ‘Talk for Writing’ school. What does this mean?
- Children are actively engaged in their learning through talk, pair and group work
- Planning is based around learning journeys therefore lessons are linked
- Timetable is flexible to suit teaching
- There is less teacher talk especially at the beginning of lessons
- Children will be working in a range of different groups and pairs
We have a strong emphasis on creativity. Outdoor learning is an important element of the work that we do. We have two well designed outdoor classrooms and these are used extensively by the children. One is designed for exploration and discovery with an emphasis on early years. The other is part of our Forest school where children can explore, build dens and learn creatively in an outdoor environment.
We have a number of trips and visits incorporated into our planning. Residential trips are offered to children from Year 2 to Year 6.
There is an emphasis on PE, music and art to enrich the curriculum. Numerous sports events take place and children take part in regular music activities.
If you would like further information regarding the curriculum then please feel free to speak to the class teachers.
Whole school topic grid 2018-19
Spring Term 2019 Curriculum Overview
Autumn Term 2018 Curriculum Overview
The children are taught the skills of blending sounds to read words. They are encouraged to segment the sounds in a word and choose the correct letters needed to spell it.
The children work on the Letters and Sounds Programme from phases 1-6 and are set across the Year groups, according to the phase of Letters and Sounds they are working on.
They receive 20 minutes focussed phonics teaching a day.
Children’s books are changes very regularly , and children have individual reading time with a member of staff as appropriate.
Parents are encouraged to hear their child read and to communicate with the class teacher through their child’s individual reading record.
Did you know that to become a good reader in KS1 most children need to read 600-1000 words a week?
At The Grove we find opportunities to write across the curriculum as much as possible. We write different genres, using different writing tool kits. We make sure writing is engaging for the reader, and has a purpose so we know what we are writing for.