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What Our Parents say about Grove Park

Welcome to Primary Phase

For many families their school journey with Grove Park starts at Primary. We pride ourselves on being welcoming, caring and supportive to both our pupils and their families and carers. Primary is a very happy lively phase with lots of wonderful activities happening throughout the day.  We have lots of great resources that we can access daily and opportunities to use other facilities within the community. If you would like to visit us we would be happy to welcome you.

We are based at Church Road set in some lovely grounds which we are able to take advantage of and explore. We take children from Reception class to year 6 and currently have six class groups.  We follow the National Curriculum guidelines with work and resources differentiated to every pupil’s individual needs. Maths and English are taught as standalone subjects with other aspects of the curriculum being incorporated into our topic system (further details in the curriculum section)[i] We work as part of a multi-disciplinary team alongside therapists from ESCITS and incorporate individual programmes into the pupil’s overall learning.

Below is a selection of photos showing some fantastic learning and focus taking place and also some of the wonderful facilities that the pupils use, ranging from ipads, interactive whiteboards, sensory room, library, playground equipment, soft play and our hydro pool (based on our secondary site).

All pupils have weekly access to a swimming session either at the hydro pool or using a pool based at a local Primary school. Children can also have access to community provisions such as trampolining and horse-riding  ( KS2) on a rota system.  A music specialist spends a day with us at Primary each week enabling the pupils to have access to group and individual music sessions.

We like to take our learning out and about in the local community providing day trips based around our topics. We are also sometimes fortunate to be treated to day trips and activities through very kind donations from other organisations such as the Golden Lions and the local Rotary clubs. Some of these trips include Santa’s Special train at the Bluebell Railway, Drusillas and Blackberry Farm.

 

 

Picture 1 Developing water confidence and learning to swim
Picture 2 Friendships are important to all
Picture 3 Learning to work independently
Picture 4 Learning to use Powered mobility
Picture 1 Making friends is an important part of learning
Picture 2 Learning is fun with Water play
Picture 1 Celebrations are an important part of school life
Picture 2 Being part of the community
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