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Grayshott CE Primary School - Curriculum statement

 

At Grayshott CE Primary School our curriculum is designed to nurture the whole child and meet every child’s needs. We aim to introduce children to the best that has been thought and said, helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

Our curriculum is driven by our Christian vision and values:

'Acorns to Mighty Oaks'

At Grayshott Primary School we are inspired daily by the nature that surrounds us, as illustrated by our acorn and oak leaf logo.  The Bible uses the metaphors of people as trees, being ‘planted by the water’ and ‘bearing fruit for the healing of the nations'. Our vision is to nurture the whole child, rooting them in the Christian story and in a loving, supportive village and Church family. We aim to provide them with all they need to grow strong in moral character and concern for others and become life-long learners, in order to lead fruitful, fulfilling lives and make a positive difference in the world.  “They will be called the oaks of righteousness.”   Isaiah 61: v1-3  

 

Our Values

Love

Joy

Respect

Courage

 

From our vision statement, staff identified three ‘Golden Threads’ which run throughout our curriculum. These are:

  • Using, understanding and valuing the natural world in order to make a positive difference in the world. The curriculum encourages outdoor learning opportunities and makes the most of our wonderful school grounds whenever possible. Children learn about the risks to the environment and how to make a positive difference in tackling this.
  • being part of diverse communities at all levels (within school, the local community nationally and internationally). Our curriculum promotes British values and reflects diversity, particularly as this diversity is not fully reflected in the local area. Children are enabled to understand, respect and celebrate difference and diversity and have the opportunity to make links with others outside of the school.  
  • Acquiring the skills and attitudes to become life-long learners. Children have the opportunity to apply their English and maths knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and use technology to enhance and support their learning. The curriculum encourages a growth mindset to promote aspiration, resilience, confidence and curiosity.

 

We provide a broad and balanced curriculum. In Early Years there are seven areas of learning:

  • communication and language
  • physical development; personal
  • social and emotional development
  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

 

These areas of learning are then built upon in Years 1-6 when children study the full range of subjects in the National Curriculum. The core subjects are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • RE

Foundation subjects are:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and Design
  • Design and Technology
  • Computing
  • Modern Foreign Languages (at KS2)
  • Music
  • PSHE/RSE
  • PE

 

All subject leaders have developed a clear progression for their subject which ensures that learning experiences build on prior knowledge and skills. Each class has a topic per half term, with a focus on one or two subjects, often history, geography or science. Meaningful links are made between subjects where this is appropriate, but sometimes a subject or unit of work will be taught separately as a stand-alone sequence of lessons. Rich, high-quality texts are linked to different topics and reading is a focus across the curriculum.

 

We believe that our engaging, well-designed curriculum will ensure that every child leaves us fully prepared for the next stage of their education.

 

Please see our individual subject pages to read about each subject in more detail.

Our Topic Overview

 

Year Group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year R

Marvellous Me                                        

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!  

The Tiger’s Adventure

Ship Ahoy!

Watch Me Grow

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Year 1

Into the woods

 

 

Light and Dark

Once upon a time

Are we there yet?

(transport and toys)

Under the sea

Hot or Cold?

 

Year 2

Once upon a time…or is it?

 

The Great Fire of London

A Village in Africa

Superheroes

How does your garden grow?

Happy to be me!

Year 3

Shake Rock and Roll!

 

Magic and Wonder!

Who’s afraid of the dark?

We came, we saw, we conquered!

Food, Glorious, Food

Cracking Contraptions

Year 4

Raging Rivers

 

 

Ancient Egyptians

Listen to the beat!

All the fun of the fair

The Grand tour of Europe

Why do people migrate?

Year 5

Local Heroes and villains

 

Stargazers

Sweet like chocolate!

Your world needs you!

Amazing animals - including us!

Blue Planet (Coasts)

Year 6

Freedom and Rights

 

Bombs, battles and bravery

It’s all Greek to me

More in Common

Survival

The Big Finale

Our New Curriculum - coming soon!

Love

Joy

Respect

Courage

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