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The Grove Curriculum


The school follows the national curriculum (revised September 13) 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 Learning’ school. What does that 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 a strong emphasis on PE, music and art to enrich the curriculum. Numerous inter house sports events take place and children take part in regular drumming activities.


If you would like further information regarding the curriculum then please feel free to speak to the class teachers.






Curriculum Overview- Reception Autumn Term 2017-2018

Curriculum Overview- Year 1 Autumn 2017-2018

Curriculum Overview - Year 2/3 2017-2018

Curriculum Overview- Year 4/5 Autumn 2017

Curriculum Overview- Year 5/6 2017-2018