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

Mini-beasts

How many legs?

Winter Time

Do all animals sleep at night?

Love

What is love?

Growing and Changing

Guess the baby

Space

Where is planet Earth?

The Sea

Who lives under the sea?

Reception

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

Winter time

Space and Transport

Growing and Changing Our Community

Super Strong Super Heroes

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

Name and locate my local town including places of importance to me e.g. home, school.

Map work

Describe seasonal weather changes

Observe and describe the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom.

Map work

• Habitats

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

• Coastal features

Identify sea/land on maps

Fieldwork

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 - Samuel Pepys

 

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

Human features of city

 

• coast, forest
• seasons
• weather

Contrast human and physical geography of part of the UK, and an area in a non-European country

Rivers/mountains
 

• continents
• oceans

Year 3

YEAR 3 TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 TERM 5 TERM 6
Main Topic Stone Age to Iron Age Stone Age to Iron Age Ancient Egypt Egypt & the Nile Amazing Adventures & Mysterious Maps Amazing Adventures & Mysterious Maps
Science Focus from National Curriculum

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

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

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

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

Animals including humans
• skeletons and muscles

Animals including humans
• animal nutrition

History Focus from National Curriculum

Changes in Britain from Stone Age to the Iron Age

Changes in Britain from Stone Age to the Iron Age

The achievements of Ancient civilisations

The achievements of Ancient civilisations

 

 

Geography focus from National Curriculum

Locational knowledge & place knowledge

 

 

• rivers and trade routes
• settlements
• land use linked to agriculture and soils
Physical & human geography including key topographical features; understand how some of these aspects have changed over time. Fieldwork & mapping skills

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 Rumble Tumble Where the River Meets the Sea No Place Like Home Down and Alp
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
History Focus from National Curriculum

The Celts and the Roman invasion of Britain

Roman Empire and its impact on Britain inc. the legacy of Roman culture (art, architecture or literature) on later periods in British history, including the present day

The eruption of Vesuvius in AD79

     
Geography focus from National Curriculum

• British geography

 

Volcanos, Earthquakes & Tsunamis

• rivers of the world
• rivers

  To understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of the South Downs and the Italian Alps

Year 5

YEAR 5 TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 TERM 5 TERM 6
Main Topic It’s All Greek To Me Ropes and Railway Smashing Saxons African Adventure The Circle of Life Space Oddity
Science Focus from National Curriculum

Forces
• Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces.

Forces
• Recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

Properties and changes of materials
• dissolving
• separation of solids, liquids and gases
• reversible changes
• changes can make new materials

Animals including humans
• Describe changes as humans develop to old age
Living things and their habitats
• Life cycles of different species
• Reproduction of plants and animals

Earth and Space
• Movement of Earth and planets
• Movement of moon in relation to the sun
• Day and night

History Focus from National Curriculum

Ancient Greece

Local History Study

Britain’s settlements by Anglo-Saxons and Scots.

 

   
Geography focus from National Curriculum

 

Plan view Map
Points of a compass

OS Maps

Compare a region in UK with a region in Africa, with significant differences and similarities.   Hemispheres, latitudes, longitudes.

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 Empire to Commonwealth Empire to Commonwealth
Science Focus from National Curriculum

Electricity
• recognises and using symbols in circuits
• how components function

Evolution and inheritance
• living things change over time
• living things produce offspring
• how animals and plants are adapted
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
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

The 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

     
Geography focus from National Curriculum

 

 

Compare a region in UK with a region in N. or S. America with significant differences and similarities.

Physical geography, including:
• climate zones
• biomes
• vegetation belts

Human geography:
Economic activity including trade

• Countries of the commonwealth
• natural resources
• trade

Study of Antarctica linked to Shackleton

Identify the position, significance and key features or the arctic and Antarctic circle

Connect with us

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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