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Morecambe and Heysham

Grosvenor Park Primary School

Curriculum Content


If you have any questions about our curriculum, please contact Mr. Fern on

j.fern@grosvenorpark.lancs.sch.uk

or telephone on (01524) 845708

The children are at the forefront of our curriculum offer. We intend to develop children’s independence whilst creating inquisitive young minds and embedding the lifelong skills we look to secure in our future generation.

 

We intend to develop:

- adaptable learners who are able to solve problems in a variety of different ways

- children who are able to communicate effectively, sharing their school experiences and life experiences to further enhance their learning journey

- co-operative citizens who are able to develop strong relationships, resolve their own conflicts and who are able to learn and play successfully

- individuals who always want to know more, who show an interest in everything that they do and want to develop lines of enquiry in order to find out as much as they can

- moral children who have a strong sense of right and wrong and always try and make considered decisions

- resilient learners who embrace challenge and are willing to learn from failure

- respectful members of the community who care for themselves, care for others and accept people for who they are

- thoughtful individuals who are not afraid to use their initiative, are able to apply their learning in different contexts and who are able to think for themselves.

 

We have designed a curriculum to engage, inspire and enthuse our children. By being successful in our curriculum approach, we are confident of truly ‘Making a Difference’.

 

Each term, class teachers write to parents outlining the themes and topics being taught in their class. The detail of our Curriculum offer can be found below. Parents are encouraged to support our curriculum by helping their children at home with, for example, reading and practising number facts and times tables.

 

Reception children follow their own curriculum for the Early Years Foundation Stage. A summary of our Reception Curriculum is provided for all parents of children joining the school in Reception. 

 

Children in Years 1 to 6 follow the statutory guidance outlined in The National Curriculum.

 

The National Curriculum is a blueprint used by all schools to ensure that teaching standards are universally consistent. Schools are free to plan how the National Curriculum fits with their particular strengths and introduce other activities that extend the learning experience for their pupils.

 

The National Curriculum:

  • sets out the most important knowledge and skills that every child has a right to learn.
  • is a flexible framework given to teachers by Government, so that all school children are taught in a way that is balanced and manageable, but stretching enough to challenge them and meet their diverse needs.
  • gives standards that measure how well children are doing in each subject so teachers can monitor achievement and plan to help them do even better.

 

At Grosvenor Park, the subjects we teach are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Art and Design
  • Design and Technology (DT)
  • Religious Education (RE)
  • Computing
  • Music
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Mandarin

 

We value a cross-curricular approach where many of our subjects are linked together and taught through an enquiry based approach.  Our themes are designed to be relevant to the children, encouraging them to build on their prior learning and where possible create links between different topics.

 

Our experience has shown that our curriculum approach of enquiry brings learning to life and makes learning much more meaningful.

 

 

Relationships Education

After careful consideration, our Governors have decided that the school should offer Relationships Education. This is covered through our PSHE curriculum. It will be appropriate to the pupils' age and experience and will be presented within a moral, family framework.

 

Much of the content covered in school is integral to the Science curriculum and covers issues such as growing up and differences between babies and toddlers, toddlers and children and children and adults. The children will also learn about animals and their young.

 

Parents can withdraw their children from non-statutory elements of our PSHE curriculum.

Curriculum 'Maps'

Curriculum 'Content' Letters

These letters outline the curriculum content for each class.

 

Fundamental British Values

Our Fundamental British Values underpin our whole curriculum approach.

Follow this link for further information.

Phonics Schemes

 

Grosvenor Park uses a variety of phonics schemes, including:

 

  • Letters and Sounds (DfE)
  • Jolly Phonics

 

 

Reading Schemes

 

Grosvenor Park uses a wide variety of reading schemes, including:

 

  • Dandelion
  • Rigby Star
  • Rigby Navigator
  • Oxford Reading Tree
  • Lighthouse
  • Lightning
  • Pathways
  • White Wolves
  • Phonics Books
  • Collins Big Cat
  • Rapid Readers (Pearson)
  • Fast Forward Phonics
  • Pearson Bug Club

 

 

Other Schemes

 

To support our delivery of Mathematics, our school uses a Scheme of Work called 'Busy Ant Maths' (published by Collins).

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