Heyes Avenue, Haydock, St Helens, Merseyside WA11 0XQ

01744 678300

grangevalley@sthelens.org.uk

Grange Valley Primary & Nursery School

Inspire to Guide, Challenge and Achieve.

 

 

Our Curriculum has been designed by the staff and children to provide a bespoke, unique and exciting learning experience which, through the nurturing of curiosity, aims to support our children to know more and remember more!

Within this broad and balanced approach, we place an important emphasis on developing resilience and perseverance and promoting wellbeing and health, with reading at the heart of everything that we do. 

Our ‘knowledge-engaged’ approach to subject disciplines, provides opportunities to build upon both knowledge and skills. Subjects are discretely taught and focussed upon progressively developing pupils’ knowledge, skills and vocabulary; attributes which our pupils can then take on through every step of their academic journey.   

All subjects are centrally driven by our values and ethos - Inspire to Guide, Challenge & Achieve, which permeate throughout everything that we do. The purpose of our curriculum is to ensure that our children are successful in life and learning, no matter what their starting points and barriers to learning may be. As a school, our curriculum sets high expectations for each and every child, meaning that we are relentless in our commitment to provide rich learning experiences which gives our children hope and ambition for the future.  

Just as popular superheroes are provided with talents which they use to better the world, we believe that all our children are provided with their own talents which they can use to harness their achievements and aspirations. 

All characters help us make links across the discrete curriculum subjects so that we can build on our knowledge! Through our POWERS characters we  explore Community, Democracy and Diversity in all subjects.

 

 

 

Our curriculum extends beyond the National Curriculum and includes a wide range of enriching experiences and opportunities both within and beyond the school day. This includes an extensive programme of after-school clubs, that support the core curriculum offer, as well as those which develop specialist skills, such as Spanish, music, whilst also extending the range of children’s experiences (Cultural Capital). A primary focus of our curriculum is to raise aspirations, engender a sense of personal pride in achievement, and provide a purpose and relevance for learning.

We take pride in providing a highly inclusive environment, where learners demonstrate high levels of enjoyment in their education and make very good progress across the curriculum. Children at all levels are helped to achieve their potential. Those who are most able are challenged and supported through being offered tasks which provide opportunities for greater depth and those who can struggle are encouraged and given targeted support to embed skills, to develop at their own pace or simply to learn in a style that best suits their individual needs.

In addition to our exciting and stimulating curriculum, we also provide further opportunities to enhance children’s learning wherever possible through our POWER character badges.

Year groups collect the badges on their journey through school with the ultimate goal of achieving all!