At Granby, we believe that learning is a lifelong experience, which should be rewarding and enjoyable.
Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum, which has been adapted to suit the needs of Granby pupils. Children's learning is extended through a range of extra-curricular activities, visitors and trips, which enrich their experience and build on the core knowledge outlined in the National Curriculum. There is a strong emphasis on personal development, including thinking skills, learning muscles and personal, social and emotional development in order to prepare children for the next stage in their learning; enable them to be successful in the community; and lead happy and rewarding lives. Through quality first teaching, we equip children with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to be able to make informed choices in life.
We recognise the importance of active learning that engages children, helping them to achieve their true potential and make the best progress possible. Children are given opportunities to talk imaginatively and expressively; share opinions; and to explain and clarify their thinking. Children are encouraged to learn collaboratively and work in mixed ability 'learning partners' for much of the day, with the aim of promoting confidence in all learners and encouraging a growth mindset.
Children also learn how to behave appropriately and build positive relationships with others. They are taught to follow the Granby Way and be 'Ready, Respectful and Safe'. We aim to support children in becoming positive, responsible citizens who can work and co-operate with others while showing tolerance and respect. We actively promote the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance, in order to prepare our pupils for life in modern day Britain.
Granby's curriculum aims to:
We have recently installed 'curriculum spotlight' boards on the two staircases linking our downstairs and upstairs halls, which allow our curriculum coordinators to showcase work from a different year group each half term. The work on display gives a snapshot of what is happening in each of the different subjects across KS1 and KS2 and - over time - will show how children's learning in these subjects progresses as they move through the school. This half-term's boards are featured below.