Our Curriculum

We use the National Curriculum to shape our curriculum.  A Guide to The National Curriculum for Parents
but as a school the way we teach The National Curriculum may vary from other schools - for a snap shot of how we do it, please see our Curriculum Intent documents below.
 
Our Curriculum Overview outlines how we have organised the National Curriculum into Year Groups and with progressive steps.  All subjects also have a progression plan which ensures learning from EYFS to year 6 builds upon previous learning and challenges the children.  These progression plans are available from the school for parents on request.
  
 
Phonics and Spelling
At The Grove School we use the phonics scheme Storytime Phonics this is taught in EYFS and Y1.  
 
 
In Y2 we use the Babcock produced scheme No Nonsense Spelling.
 
 
From Y2 upwards we use Read, Write, Inc as an Intervention Program.
 
 
 
Reading Schemes
 
In EYFS we use phonetically decodable books.  The children are provided with a book that is appropriate for their reading ability and most importantly the phonemes that they have been taught in school.  The school uses Phonics Bug and this is supplemented with Rigby Star.  Since September 2020 the school has been using Rising Stars Reading Planet online.  This is an online resource and it has ensured that children can access good quality books  but without cross contamination of multiple homes.
 
In Y1 we use phonetically decodable books.  The children are provided with a book that is appropriate for their reading ability and most importantly the phonemes that they have been taught in school.  The school uses Phonics Bug and this is supplemented with Rigby Star.  Since September 2020 the school has been using Rising Stars Reading Planet online.  This is an online resource and it has ensured that children can access good quality books  but without cross contamination of multiple homes.
 
In Y2-Y6 we use a range of books from a variety of publishers but the main reading scheme is Bug Club.  Since September 2020 the school has been using Rising Stars Reading Planet online.  This is an online resource and it has ensured that children can access good quality books  but without cross contamination of multiple homes.  
 
We also use the Babcock Scheme Re-think Reading for Group Reading in Y1-Y6.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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