Year Groups and the Curriculum
- Last Updated: Sunday, 12 February 2017 11:35
At The Grange School our main aim is to ensure that all the children receive an excellent education in English and Maths and they have secured the skills and knowledge that they will need for the next stage of their education. In the early years of the children's education we follow the Letters and Sounds approach to teaching.
However, we feel strongly that the children also need to have a wide and varied curriculum to ensure that they are well equipped for the future ahead of them in a rapidly changing world.
Information and Communication Technology is a rapidly developing area of society and the curriculum. At The Grange School we are committed to equipping children with the necessary IT skills needed for life in a technological rich society. We teach a rigorous and robust Computing curriculum, to equip children with the skills they will need in their working lives.
We use IT to enhance and extend children's learning across the whole curriculum, whilst developing motivation and social skills. We encourage and support children to be independent users of IT, extending learning opportunities outside of lesson time.
We also believe that sport is essential for all children and they should have the opportunity to take part in competitive team games. We have had very successful soccer, tennis, netball, athletics and cross country teams.
The Grange School is especially strong in the arts, particularly visual arts, drama and dance. We believe that the arts not only give the children a cultural dimension but also impact on the basic curriculum, helping to develop the academic achievements of all pupils. The arts are at the heart of, and are central to, our curriculum.
Key Skills Curriculum
The Key Skills Curriculum outlines a number of basic skills that our children are expected to achieve by the end of each year at school. These include skills in phonics, spelling, handwriting, punctuation and number. Most of the homework our children receive is based on the Key Skills Curriculum. As part of their homework, each day children are expected to spend time reading with an adult, practising times tables and learning their weekly spellings. Further guidance on the duration of these activities and any additional homework will be given to each year group by their class teacher.