At Grafton Primary School we offer a curriculum which is broad and balanced and which builds and develops on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points. This enables children to not only focus on Reading, Writing, Science and Maths, but to also develop in a variety of other subjects such as RE, Art, Music, PE, Computing, History and Geography.
Our curriculum follows the statutory requirements of the new 2014 National Curriculum and incorporates other experiences and opportunities which meet the needs of the pupils in our school. The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to have the skills to be successful, independent, motivated and resilient learners in preparation for the next stage of their education.
National requirements and school requirements are mapped out as a whole school by subject leaders, and then individual year groups plan the curriculum for their pupils accordingly. Where possible, teachers organise each half term's learning under a ’topic’. They plan lessons to ensure the children make connections across a variety of subjects. The curriculum is planned thoroughly, starting with the children's current knowledge and skills, so that real progress can be made and measured. Each term there are a variety of visits and visitors planned in each year group to enrich the learning and create lasting memories via real experiences (e.g. Planetarium visit, African Drumming workshops, Story-Telling workshops).
The curriculum is reinforced by the school’s Core Values (Integrity, Kindness, Happiness, Honesty, Respect, Curiosity and Determination) and these are taught on their own and through other areas of the curriculum, including assemblies. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils and their understanding of British Values and the core values of our society are woven through the curriculum.
Specialist teachers support the teaching of Music, PE, Art and Spanish. Theme days (e.g. Roman Day, Ancient Greek Day), whole school activities (e.g. Science Week) and opportunities within and outside school (e.g. Able Writers/Mathematicians Days) all enrich and develop the children’s learning. After school clubs (e.g. Cooking Club), and events extend these opportunities further.
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum, then please contact Miss Winter (Assistant Headteacher/Curriculum Lead) to discuss in more detail.
Please click on 'Subjects' on the left to find out more about each subject in detail.