Curriculum Intent

“At The Grove we seek to inspire, nurture and empower individuals to become curious, creative and confident life-long learners with the skills, mind-set and independence to thrive in an ever-changing society.” 

Our Curriculum Intent

We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.  We strive to reflect this in our curriculum by opening the eyes of all our children to opportunities beyond their doorstep.  And through our provision, we expect all our children, regardless of their background or experiences to develop the skills necessary in order to be successful in life.

We define the curriculum as the totality of a child’s experience at The Grove Primary school which therefore includes not only what but also how the child learns.  This curriculum is underpinned by a focus on personal development so that all children are prepared for learning.  We also ensure that within our curriculum there are opportunities for children to develop knowledge, skills attitudes and behaviours which will ensure they become motivated, independent and successful learners, and effective citizens both within and beyond the school.

Learning Attributes

These are our learning attributes which are modelled, recognised and celebrated in all that we do.

Learning inside and outside the classroom

At The Grove we know that children learn better when they are enthusiastic and engaged and therefore we are constantly looking to provide stimulating and motivating learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.  Our curriculum is richly enhanced by developing partnerships with outside providers such as The Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle's Yard, the Science Park and the University.  Visitors are also used to help children extend their knowledge and understanding.

Please also note the following:

  • Parents have a right to withdraw their child from Religious Education. Parents are requested to write to the Headteacher to request that a child does not take part in Religious Education lessons. Children would still take part in daily assembly but not the part that is concerned with a corporate Act of Worship. Parents are also entitled to withdraw their child from Sex Education but not the part of this that is covered by the Science Curriculum. Parents should again put this request in writing to the Headteacher.
  • The swimming programmes of study are covered in this school across all year groups from Foundation Stage to Year 6 as we are fortunate to have our own indoor pool. Children usually receive approximately six weeks of swimming per year.