Overview

Grovelands Community Primary School - Our Curriculum Vision

Our Curriculum Vision

The curriculum we offer to the pupils of Grovelands aims to:

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Provide an holistic approach to their learning offering a broad and balanced curriculum.
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Support pupils with their language development and communication skills.
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Ensure that the needs of all pupils are met but particularly the most vulnerable pupils in the school.
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Enrich their learning by offering them new experiences and promote learning through investigation.
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Promote and support the values of the school and the wider community including British Values.
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Develop a sense of how they can contribute to and be part of the local community.
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Develop an understanding of the world they live in.

Nursery

NURSERY TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 TERM 5 TERM 6
Main Topic This is me!

Tales to tell

Celebration

Cars & Carriages

Chinese New Year

Under the Sea A Bug’s Life

Super Strong Super Heroes

We’re going on a Bear Hunt

Reception

RECEPTION TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 TERM 5 TERM 6
Main Topic This is me!

Tales to tell

Celebration

Cars & Carriages

Chinese New Year

Under the Sea A Bug’s Life

Super Strong Super Heroes

We’re going on a Bear Hunt

Year 1

YEAR 1 TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 TERM 5 TERM 6
Main Topic Funny Bones 4 weeks The wolf did it! 3 weeks The wolf did it! 4 weeks Celebrations-Christmas Story 3 weeks Can toys come to life? What came first-the chicken or the egg? A trip around the world Danger at sea!
Science Focus from National Curriculum Animals including humans
• main body parts
• senses

 

Everyday materials -know what an object is made from
• identify common materials
• describe properties of materials
• compare Ad group materials based on their properties
Animals including humans
• identify and name a variety of animals
• identify and name common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
• describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals
Seasonal changes
• observe changes
• describe weather associated with seasons
Seasonal changes
• observe changes
• describe weather associated with seasons
History Focus from National Curriculum Chronology

 

Changes within living memory     The lives of significant individuals in the past (Grace Darling)
Geography focus from National Curriculum

 

• seasons

 

• habitats

• Seasonal changes
• physical characteristics of hot and cold places
• location of places on a globe

• coastal features

Year 2

YEAR 2 TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 TERM 5 TERM 6
Main Topic Colossal castles and noble knights Fire! Fire! Creatures of the night Land of the rising sun How does your garden grow? Walking with Dinosaurs
Science Focus from National Curriculum

Uses of everyday materials
• identify and compare suitability of different materials for particular uses

Uses of everyday materials
• how shapes of different materials can be changed

Animals including humans
animals have offspring that grow into adults

Living things and their habitats
• basic needs of plants and animals
• know how plants and animals obtain food

Animals including humans
• importance of exercise, eating the right amounts of different foods and hygiene
Plants
• observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants -find out and describe plants need water , light, and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy
 
History Focus from National Curriculum

Historical events, people and places in their own locality

Event beyond living history-Great Fire of London

 

    Lives of significant individuals in the past
Geography focus from National Curriculum

Human features of city

 

• coast, forest
• seasons
• weather

• contrasting non-European country
• physical features mountain, rivers

 

• continents
• oceans

Year 3

YEAR 3 TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 TERM 5 TERM 6
Main Topic We’ll meet again!! evacuee? We’ll meet again!! War on the home front Discovering Egypt What can we learn from the Egyptians? Yabadabadoo! Stone Age Britain Stone age hunters and gatherers
Science Focus from National Curriculum

Animals including humans
• animal nutrition

Animals including humans
• skeletons and muscles

Forces and Magnets
• how things move on different surfaces
• some forces need contact
• magnets attract and repel
• know that magnets have poles
• magnetic materials

Light
• need for light to see things
• how light is reflected
• light from the sun can be dangerous
• shadows are formed from the absence of light

Rocks
• compare and group rocks
• how fossils are formed
• how soils are made

Plants
• different parts of a flowering plant
• requirements of plants for life and growth
• how water is transported in plants
• life cycle of a plant

History Focus from National Curriculum

 

 

The achievements of Ancient civilisations

The achievements of Ancient civilisations

Changes in Britain from Stone Age to the Iron Age

Changes in Britain from Stone Age to the Iron Age

Geography focus from National Curriculum

• European countries

• European countries and cities

• climate zones

• rivers and trade routes • land use linked to agriculture and soils • land use linked to copper mining

Year 4

YEAR 4 TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 TERM 5 TERM 6
Main Topic Romans versus Celts Romans on the Rampage Fire and Ice Where the river meets the sea My place in space Life on Earth!
Science Focus from National Curriculum Sound
• identify how sounds are made
• how sound travels
• features of sound eg pitch
Electricity
• uses of electricity
• simple series circuits
• conductors and insulators
States of matter
• compare and group solids, liquids and gases
• materials can change state if heated or cooled
States of matter
• Water cycle
Living things and habitats
• grouping
• classification keys
• recognise that environments can change and can be dangerous to living things
Animals including humans
• digestive system
• identify different types of teeth and their functions
• food chains Sound pitch vibration
History Focus from National Curriculum

Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

 

  A local history study  
Geography focus from National Curriculum

• British geography

 

 

• rivers of the world
• rivers

• environmental study  

Year 5

YEAR 5 TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 TERM 5 TERM 6
Main Topic It’s all Greek to me! Space Oddity Vive la France Smashing Saxons The circle of life Sneaky smugglers
Science Focus from National Curriculum

Animals including humans
• describe changes as humans develop to old age

Earth and space
• movement of Earth and planets
• movement of moon in relation to the sun
• day and night

 

  Living things and their habitats
• life cycles of different species
• reproduction of plants and animals
Properties and changes of materials
• dissolving
• separation of solids, liquids and gases
• reversible changes
• changes can make new materials
History Focus from National Curriculum

Ancient Greece

 

 

Britain’s settlements by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

   
Geography focus from National Curriculum

 

• hemispheres, latitudes, longitude

 

     

Year 6

YEAR 6 TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 TERM 5 TERM 6
Main Topic A hiccup in Hastings Storms and shipwrecks Carnival Revel in the Rainforest The (British) Empire strikes back The (British) Empire strikes back
Science Focus from National Curriculum Evolution and inheritance
• living things change over time
• living things produce offspring
• how animals and plants are adapted
Electricity
• recognises and using symbols in circuits
• how components function
Light
• light travels in straight lines
• how the eye works
• shadows
Living things and habitats
• classification of living things
  Animals including humans
• human circulatory system
• impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the body
• how nutrients and water are transported within animals
History Focus from National Curriculum

Viking and Anglo-saxon struggle for the kingdom of England to the time of Edward the confessor

 

Non-European society that provides contrast with British history- Mayan civilisation C. AD 900

  Study of an aspect of British history beyond 1066  
Geography focus from National Curriculum

 

 

 

• climate zones
• biomes
• vegetation belts

• Countries of the commonwealth
• natural resources
• trade

Study of Antarctica linked to Shackleton

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Grovelands School, Dunbar Drive,
Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3UW.

Staff Contacts

  • Headteacher: Mr Jon Goulding
  • School Secretary: Mrs Carol Williams
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Paul Young
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mrs M McKay
  • Inclusion Leader: Ms C Adams
  • Deputy DSLs:  Miss K Swaine, Ms C Adams,
    Mr J Goulding

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