Our school aims to provide our children with an empowering, exciting and engaging curriculum that prepares them for life in the modern world. Our curriculum drivers encourage children to: BE AMBITIOUS, BE CREATIVE, BE RESILIENT, BE CURIOUS.
To support the implementation of our vision at Grove Vale, our core values underpin our school ethos and teaching and learning framework.
G- Greater Depth Thinking
R-Relationships for Collaboration
O-Outstanding opportunities to make progress
V- Valuing Ourselves and Each Other
E- Engaging Learning
V- Visually Stimulating
A- Attitudes to learning
L- Love of Learning for everyone, everyday
E-Empowering All Learners
Our values aim to expand our pupils’ minds, developing confident, resilient and articulate learners ready for life in the diverse and technological world we live in. We aim to provide a foundation for our pupils to value each other and our community, respecting the rights of each other. We grow together with Grace, Valour, Pride, Success empowering our ambitious pupils to strive to be the very best they can be in partnership with parents, governors and the community. Children will have the opportunity to progress their knowledge, skills and understanding across a range of subjects with meaningful links to secure prior knowledge, vocabulary and further learning development.
A Grove Vale child will have the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to make connections and to generate solutions.
Knowledge, understanding and skills will be secured and embedded so that children attain highly and are fully prepared for secondary school.
Grove Vale pupils will have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and will listen respectfully and with tolerance to the views of others.
A Grove Vale child take pride in all that they do, always striving to do their best and be eager to learn new things.
A Grove Vale child will demonstrate emotional resilience and the ability to persevere when they encounter challenge, they will develop a sense of self-awareness and become confident in their own abilities.
A Grove Vale child will be kind, respectful and honest, demonstrate inclusive attitudes and have a sense of their role in our wider society.
Homework is given to children every week and is expected to be completed by the following week. Children are expected to read for 20 minutes each night from years 1 to 6 and for 10 minutes every night for reception pupils. Spellings will be set each week for children to learn. A piece of English and Maths homework will be issued once a week. Homework at Grove Vale aims to support and consolidate learning while challenging pupils to apply their knowledge and progress as successful learners. Further information can be found about this in the Home Learning Policy, which can be found in the curriculum policies section (link at the bottom of the page).
Find out more about our curriculum areas here.
If you have any other queries about our school curriculum, please feel free to arrange a meeting with your child's teacher. You can get in touch to do this by clicking here to contact the school office.
Alternatively you can find more information on the national curriculum website.
View policies related to the curriculum by clicking here and referencing the "Curriculum Policies" section.