Our School Curriculum
At Kelvin Grove we have high expectations for EVERY child. Through our curriculum, we motivate, engage and inspire our children. We believe no barrier is insurmountable and all children should reach their full potential. We aim for all our children to leave our school as valued members of the community, modelling our school values of:
To achieve these aims, our curriculum is designed to:
- Provide the children with new experiences,
- Be practical and develop children’s skills,
- Focus on communication and be language rich,
- Give the children opportunities to investigate and explore,
- Be exciting and stimulating, motivating the children to learn,
- Be knowledge rich alongside a clear progression of skills,
- Develop children’s interpersonal skills.
We work as a diverse, vibrant community, Achieving Success Together.
Curriculum Lead: Mr Hutton
Being able to lead the curriculum here at Kelvin Grove is a huge honour for me. Having the opportunity to develop subjects, work closely alongside subject leads and most importantly, ensure our pupils are receiving a high quality curriculum – allowing them to find their spark.
I love this quote as it shows learning is a continuous journey; the more we seek, challenge and question the more we learn.
“The ocean of knowledge is profound and the deeper you dive, the more insight you will gain from it.”
Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
Children in our Nursery and Reception classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. The curriculum is designed to create learning and development opportunities which are planned around the needs and interests of each child. The overarching principle is to recognise that every child is a unique child who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
Working in partnership with children and their families we aim to develop independence and the ability to forge positive relationships. Our learning environments are both stimulating and challenging. They provide unlimited possibilities for children to develop explore, have fun, play, express themselves and develop into happy, confident individuals.
Key Stages 1 & 2
This curriculum is based on the National Curriculum (2014) and covers the following subjects;
- Design and Technology
- Physical Education
- Religious Education
- French (KS1 & KS2)
All classes from Year 1 are taught these subjects. The work the children undertake has been planned by the class teachers and HLTAs (Higher Level Teaching Assistants) and is based upon schemes of work prepared by the subject co-ordinators. The class teachers plan the work with their year group colleague to ensure continuity across the year group/phase.
At the start of every term you will be sent written details of the curriculum your child will be studying and any trips or visits planned for the class. If you have any relevant skills or knowledge and can help with any class work the class teacher would always be pleased to hear from you.