Home
About Our School
Dates & Letters
Nursery
Learning & Curriculum
Resources for Parents
Inclusion
Friends Of Grove
Your Child
Sport at Grove
Owls Club
Site Content

 

 

Learning & Curriculum
learnng
How learning is organised

At Grove Road we have decided to use the introduction of the new national curriculum as an opportunity to take ownership of our learning. We have used the freedom which the new curriculum brings as an opportunity to create a bespoke approach to our children’s education. To this end, we have created a curriculum centred on conceptual themes which link much of our learning together.
Our learning is, of course, underpinned by the National Curriculum (2014) and the core elements of Literacy, Mathematics and Science follow national frameworks, but we enhance these to create an exciting and meaningful context for children to explore the world. Where commonality exists between foundation subjects (History, Geography, Art, etc.) learning is linked and lessons taught through themes such as: equality, conflict, innovation or identity.
Our themes act as a thread, to weave together potentially disparate areas of learning and provide children with a fixed point of enquiry through which to explore the world. By approaching the curriculum in this way, we hope to create opportunities for children to engage with their learning in ways which are both challenging and stimulating, using enrichment opportunities as much as possible to bring their studies to life. 
To ensure breadth, balance and progression, curriculum content and core knowledge is carefully mapped across each Key Stage. The key skills and learning intentions of the national curriculum are distilled into a set of “milestones” formulated by the education consultants ChrisQuigleyEducationLtd.  Each year group then organises learning to support the application of knowledge, skills and understanding through our themes where links are appropriate. The Foundation Stage team now plan using the revised statutory framework for EYFS.
Over the course of the year, we will update our website with curriculum maps for each year group which outline the themes around which learning is based and how elements of the national curriculum are mapped. Please bear in mind, however, that the introduction of a new curriculum is an enormous undertaking and, as such, our curriculum maps are subject to continual revision and change. We continue to follow a number of HfL agreed frameworks:

HfL Maths Immersion Plans

HfL Literacy Framework

HfL Computing Scheme

Herts Agreed Syllabus of RE

If you would like to know more about our curriculum or would like to learn more about the changes to your child’s learning please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Primary National Curriculum

Home Learning Update

 
2019 / 2020 Class information for parents
FOUNDATION
Nursery: Mrs Harrison & Mrs Oakley
Timetable Week A - Spring
Timetable Week B - Spring
Spring 2020 Class Newsletter
 
Reception: Mrs Bowen & Mrs Taylor

Timetable

Curriculum Map Autumn
Curriculum Map Spring
Curriculum Map Summer
Spring 2020 Class Newsletter
Spring 2020 Home Learning
 
KS1
Year 1: Mrs Aldridge & Miss Higby
Timetable - 1EH - Spring
Timetable 1BA - Spring
Curriculum Map Autumn
Curriculum Map Spring
Curriculum Map Summer
Spring 2020 Class Newsletter
Spring 2020 Home Learning
 
Year 2: Mrs Brown & Miss Sheahan

Timetable - Spring

Curriculum Map Autumn
Curriculum Map Spring
Curriculum Map Summer
Spring 2020 Class Newsletter
Spring 2020 Home Learning
 
KS2
Year 3: Miss Ludlow & Miss O'Leary

Timetable - Spring

Curriculum Map Autumn
Curriculum Map Spring
Curriculum Map Summer
Spring 2020 Class Newsletter
Spring 2020 Home Learning
 
Year 4: Mr Francis & Miss Pavlik

Timetable - Spring

Curriculum Map Autumn
Curriculum Map Spring
Curriculum Map Summer
Spring 2020 Class Newsletter
Spring 2020 Home Learning
 
Year 5: Miss Lowey & Miss Marie

Timetable - Spring

Curriculum Map Autumn
Curriculum Map Spring
Curriculum Map Summer
Spring 2020 Class Newsletter
Spring 2020 Home Learning
 
Year 6: Mrs Chappell & Miss Rodrigoe

Timetable 6EC - Spring

Timetable 6JR - Spring

Curriculum Map Autumn
Curriculum Map Spring
Curriculum Map Summer
Spring 2020 Class Newsletter
Spring 2020 Home Learning

Back to top

 

 

 

Learning to Learn

communication

curiosity

determination

independence

 

 

Phonics

Letters and Sounds

Phonics Play

 

Reading

Oxford Reading Tree

Read Write Inc

 

 

 

 

British Values Statement

 

 

 

 

homelearning

 

Home Leaning Expectations

 

The following is a guide to what might be a typical expectation as children move through the school. Occasionally children may be asked to finish work at home but this will not for the core part of homework.

 

Suggested time allocation per average week:

 

Reception: half an hour p/w

 

KS1 - Y1 & Y2: 1 hour p/w

 

KS2 - Y3 & Y4: 1.5 hours p/w

 

KS2 - Y5: 2 hours p/w

 

KS2 - Y6: 3 hours p/w