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Grove Primary and Westwood Primary Curriculum

 

We want our children to be aspirational, be the best they can be, be supportive of others and be proud of who they are!

Our curriculum provides children with opportunities to achieve academically, as well as developing a person and a citizen.We aim for all children to be prepared for their next stage in learning, for all children to succeed and for some this may be to succeed against the odds. 

 

Nurture and Wellbeing

Nurturing children's wellbeing and emotional health is the foundation of our curriculum as it is essential in ensuring any success. At both schools, this is supported and facilitated by highly skilled adults who provide stimulating, exciting and safe learning environments and who nurture, care and educate.

 

Core Learning

  • Children acquire and practice key skills in English and Maths including phonics, spelling, reading and comprehension grammar, punctuation, handwriting, arithmetic, timestables etc.
  • This includes opportunities to produce longer pieces of writing and to develop fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills..

 

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

  • Children have an extended period of time to explore, acquire, develop and apply knowledge and skills in Science, History, Geography, Computing and RE.
  • The curriculum has been designed to ensure exposure to cultural capital across the subject areas accessible within the curriculum but also further supported through a range of extra-curricular opportunities

 

Creative Learning

  • Children develop and apply knowledge and skills in order to produce great products, shows or events in Music, Art, Design Technology and Drama.
  • The curriculum has been designed to ensure exposure to cultural capital across the subject areas accessible within the curriculum but also further supported through a range of extra-curricular opportunities

 

Positive Lifestyles

  • Children develop positive attitudes to healthy living, caring for the environment and securing positive mental and physical health as part of our CHIMP programme.
  • It includes PE, PSHE, Sex and Relationship Education, Woodland Learning, Leadership Opportunities
  • This  links directly to Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural development

 

Skills for Life

  • Children develop skills in resilience, relationships, resourcefulness, reflectiveness and risk taking.
  • We teach children to have good manners, be able to self- regulate emotions, form positive relationships and be able to manage the unexpected challenges of life
  • This links directly to Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural development

 

Depth of Learning

  • The Curriculum has been designed to be broad and balanced so children have opportunities to discover what they enjoy and what they are good at.
  • However, we also strongly believe children learn best when there is a shift from short term memory to long term memory. For this reason, our curriculum includes opportunities to develop subject experts in each subject area by ensuring depth of learning
  • Children develop a range of subject specific skills but when possible curriculum links are developed, explore and applied across the whole curriculum and apply knowledge and skills across the curriculum when appropriate, 

Active Learning Trust Curriculum Intent


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