Our Curriculum

Our school follows a knowledge-based curriculum underpinned by skills.

Curriculum Intent

At Grappenhall Heys our curriculum recognises children’s prior learning; provides first-hand learning experiences; allows the children to develop interpersonal skills; builds resilience and celebrates creative, reflective thinkers. Each child is a unique individual and we welcome the opportunities presented by an evolving local community and a diverse world.  
Learning is active and underpinned by the teaching of skills, knowledge,vocabulary, concepts and values. Across the curriculum, children are encouraged to reflect on their own learning and metacognitive understanding is at the heart of our teaching. We strive for success in all that we do, in order to create a community of high expectations, standards and achievement. We provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and we believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We encourage a love of learning, collaboration and compassion for others through our attitudes and behaviour.

We are respectful and considerate of ourselves, each other, our community and our environment. Our children leave Grappenhall Heys with a sense of belonging and have the confidence, reasoning and problem solving skills to be independent, life-long learners. We encourage children to celebrate individuality: building helpful, respectful and responsible citizens who can apply their learning in different contexts. At Grappenhall Heys, we provide an outstanding education, ensuring everyone communicates effectively, has a voice and is valued academically, socially and emotionally. We nurture a safe, caring environment in which everyone is supported to be healthy and happy. Together we make a difference by creating a loving community of purposeful learning that focuses on the whole child

The curriculum we offer our children is varied, rich and relevant.  It consists of all the learning activities, experiences and interactions which promote our school values, meets the requirements of National Curriculum and also includes what we believe is important for our children’s all round development. 

If you wish to find out further information on our curriculum, please speak to your child's teacher or refer to the termly curriculum newsletter for each year group, which outlines  what children will be learning in school each term. These are sent home at the start of each term and are available on the Class Information pages of our website.

Click here to see the Primary Curriculum for KS1 and KS2 in all subjects.