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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

 
2018 / 2019 Class information for parents
FOUNDATION
Nursery: Mrs Kerin, Mrs Oakley & Mrs Harrison
Timetable
Autumn 2018 Class Newsletter
 
Reception: Mrs Bowen & Mrs Collins

Timetable RKC

Timetable RLB

Curriculum Map Autumn
Curriculum Map Spring
Curriculum Map Summer
Autumn 2018 Class Newsletter
Autumn 2018 Home Learning - Grid YR
 
KS1
Year 1: Mrs Aldridge & Miss Higby

Timetable 1BA

Timetable 1EH
Curriculum Map Autumn
Curriculum Map Spring
Curriculum Map Summer
Autumn 2018 Class Newsletter
Autumn 2018 Home Learning - Grid Y1
 
Year 2: Miss Sheahan & Miss O'Leary

Timetable

Curriculum Map Autumn
Curriculum Map Spring
Curriculum Map Summer
Autumn 2018 Class Newsletter
Autumn 2018 Home Learning - Grid Y2
 
KS2
Year 3: Mr Maranzana & Miss Morris

Timetable

Curriculum Map Autumn
Curriculum Map Spring
Curriculum Map Summer
Autumn 2018 Class Newsletter
Autumn 2018 Home Learning - Grid Y3
 
Year 4: Mrs Chappel & Mr Francis

Timetable

Curriculum Map Autumn
Curriculum Map Spring
Curriculum Map Summer
Autumn 2018 Class Newsletter
Autumn 2018 Home Learning - Grid Y4
 
Year 5: Miss Hillier, Miss Meedin, Mrs Rothwell & Mr Tompkins

Timetable

Curriculum Map Autumn
Curriculum Map Spring
Curriculum Map Summer
Autumn 2018 Class Newsletter
Autumn 2018 Home Learning - Grid Y5
 
Year 6: Miss Rodrigoe & Mr Tomkinson

Timetable

Curriculum Map Autumn
Curriculum Map Spring
Curriculum Map Summer
Autumn 2018 Class Newsletter
Autumn 2018 Home Learning - Grid Y6

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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