Curriculum at Greave
At Greave our curriculum is designed to engage and inspire all children and equip pupils with the knowledge, skills, and personal qualities to maximise their full potential.
We use a topic-based approach to the teaching of a number of subjects, as we believe this helps children to make connections between different areas of learning and allows us to deepen their understanding, creating memorable learning. National Curriculum objectives for history, geography, art and design and technology are covered using this approach. Other subjects, such as English, maths, science, computing, languages, music, PSHE,SRE, PE and RE are taught separately, although links are made wherever possible. Since January 2022 the school is working on developing an immersive approach to writing. Engagement is at the core of this approach and further enhances the curriculum offer at Greave Primary Click this link for further details on Immersive writing.
Our long term curriculum overview can be found at the bottom of this page.
Our curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.
It also contributes to children's understanding of life in modern Britain. Pupils have the opportunity to develop their understanding of democracy and have their voices heard through our Learning Team and child voice sessions. Our approach to teaching and learning provides opportunities for children to explain their views and be listened to by others.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. We educate and provide boundaries for children to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education for example through our esafety and PSHE lessons. Empathy and understanding between faith and social groups are achieved through enhancing pupils' understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society.
Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community and place strong emphasis on ensuring all children have aspirations and the belief that they can achieve them.
Our Core Values
Nurture, Inspire, challenge, succeed is embedded in our curriculum aims by providing:
- A curriculum that provides a broad range of opportunities and enrichments designed to inspire children and develop children's aspirations for what is possible for them to achieve now and in the future.
- A curriculum that develops and encourages a growth mindset to develop every child’s self belief and ambition to achieve through the promotion of core values.
- A curriculum that ensures all children have the skills, knowledge and attitude to achieve.
We are committed to our pupils becoming lifelong learners who are well prepared for secondary school and beyond. Our Curriculum Statement, which incorporates our intent, the implementation and how we monitor impact, can be found at the bottom of this page. You can also read the age related expectations for each year group by clicking on the year groups below.
Click here to view our curriculum statement
The National Curriculum - A Guide for Parents
Click here to view the new national curriculum guide for parents