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Welcome to our Primary Phase- Church Road

SCHOOL TIMES - 9.10am - 3.15pm

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 extensive grounds which we are able to take advantage of and explore. We offer places to children from Reception (four year-olds) to year 6 (eleven year-olds) and currently have seven class groups. Many of our pupils continue into our secondary and further education (6th form FE) provision. We follow the Development Matters Early Years framework and begin to work on National Curriculum guidelines as pupils move into key stage 2, with work and resources differentiated to every pupil’s individual needs. We also use the Quest for Learning guidance and assessment to support our pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

 

We work as part of a multi-disciplinary team alongside therapists from ESCITES (East Sussex Children's Integrated Therapy and Equipment Services) and incorporate individual therapy programmes into the pupil’s overall learning. Many of the therapists that support children in the community, either during their early years placements or within primary schools also come into school to support our pupils. You will likely recognise the team. We have use of our hydro pool located on our Beeches Road site and also use a pool based at a local Primary school to support swimming skills, physical development and social skills. Children can also have access to community provisions such as trampolining and horse-riding lessons on a rota system, with horse-riding reserved for year 5 and 6 pupils.  A music specialist works with a selection of our pupils 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.

 

We use an app called Class DOJO to create a home-school link, with many photos and observations of pupils progress being shared with parents on a regular basis.

 

There are two key stage leaders: Hannah Saunders is our EYFS (early years foundation stage and key stage 1, years 1 and 2) lead teacher and Zoe Holland is our key stage 2 lead teacher (years 3, 4, 5, 6). Clare Lewis is our assistant headteacher for the primary, Church Road, phase of the school.

 

 

Back to school! We have had a fantastic first few weeks at school. Look at our lovely learning...

SWAN UK - Wear pink for Undiagnosed Childrens Day

Red Nose Day 2022

Primary Nativity

Children in Need 2021

Armistice Service November 2021

Number Day 2021

Red Nose Day 2021

World Book Day - 4th March 2021

Fun in the snow !

It's time for PE!

This is what we have been up to at school

Primary pupils have been busy at home!

The Gruffalo's Child by Oaks and Elms

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Oaks and Elms present The Gruffalo's Child!
They have all worked so hard and have been amazing at producing this wonderful show to share with you all.
We hope you enjoy it!

Children in Need at Primary!

This term we had fun enjoying Outdoor Classroom Day!

We have had a great first term back at school! Here are some of the things we have been getting up to...

New resources added into the star folder above
     -The Snail and the Whale and another story time with Olly, Harry and the Robots!-

Enjoy! smiley

Old Skool Sports Day week of the 'Virtual' Sussex School Games - Monday 13th July

Well done to those who took part and submitted their scores for the Golf challenges last week.

We had more people participate and scored some amazing points!

The Secondary pupils scored an average of 28.1 points and 33.6  in the Sixth Form/Adults table.

It would be great to have more pupils and adults take part and submit their scores again this week.

This week’s theme is “Old Skool Sports Day” this will be a fun week so lets get as many pupils, staff and parents to submit their scores. Remember adults to submit their scores in the adult section on behalf of Grove Park School!

 

Below is the links to the website to submit your scores by 12pm on Friday and videos on how to complete the 4 challenges.

 

Website to submit your scores! https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 

Challenge 1- The Welly Wang - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYgWWEWJn0k

Challenge 2- Skittle Alley - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT_m8qMilP8

Challenge 3- Hopping Mad - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT5RMsSmkZQ

Challenge 4- Egg & Spoon Race - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WOKGgiU75k

 

Good luck and please feel free to e-mail me your scores and any pictures of you taking part in the challenges!

If you e-mail me when you have submitted your scores i can then send you over a certificate!

My e-mail is dwheatley@grove-park.e-sussex.sch.uk

 

Dan

Golf week of the 'Virtual' Sussex School Games - Monday 6th July

Well done to those who took part and submitted their scores for the Rugby challenges last week.

We had more people participate and scored some amazing points!

The Secondary pupils scored an average of 44.5 points and 39.6 in the Sixth Form/Adults table.

It would be great to have more pupils and adults take part and submit their scores again this week.

This week’s theme is “Golf” this will be a fun week so lets get as many pupils, staff and parents to submit their scores. Remember adults to submit their scores in the adult section on behalf of Grove Park School!

 

Below is the links to the website to submit your scores by 12pm on Friday and videos on how to complete the 4 challenges.

 

Website to submit your scores! https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 

Challenge 1- Dominoes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KuSAQDQXy8

Challenge 2- Grand National - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbrdehCPa7E

Challenge 3- Lockdown Knockdown - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxfAiV07fg4

Challenge 4- Crazy Golf - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF9vtDuOObk

 

Good luck and please feel free to e-mail me your scores and any pictures of you taking part in the challenges!

If you e-mail me when you have submitted your scores i can then send you over a certificate!

My e-mail is dwheatley@grove-park.e-sussex.sch.uk

 

Dan

Rugby week of the 'Virtual' Sussex School Games - Monday 29th June

Well done to those who took part and submitted their scores for the Cricket and Stoolball challenges last week.

We had more people participate and scored some amazing points!

The Secondary pupils scored an average of 30.5 points and 37.2 in the Sixth Form/Adults table.

It would be great to have more pupils and adults take part and submit their scores again this week.

This week’s theme is “Rugby” this will be a fun week so lets get as many pupils, staff and parents to submit their scores. Remember adults to submit their scores in the adult section on behalf of Grove Park School!

 

Below is the links to the website to submit your scores by 12pm on Friday and videos on how to complete the 4 challenges.

 

Website to submit your scores! https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 

Challenge 1- Figure of 8 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv0HoHpp0vo

Challenge 2- Up and Over - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_LNZ9C8FAU

Challenge 3- Rugby Passing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d7lPjAfXCc

Challenge 4- Keep Try-ing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHjdgDZB2o8

 

Good luck and please feel free to e-mail me your scores and any pictures of you taking part in the challenges!

If you e-mail me when you have submitted your scores i can then send you over a certificate!

My e-mail is dwheatley@grove-park.e-sussex.sch.uk

 

Dan

Primary pupils are doing such a great job keeping busy at home!

Cricket and Stoolball week of the 'Virtual' Sussex School Games - Monday 22nd June

Well done to those who took part and submitted their scores for the Boccia challenges last week.

We had more people participate and scored some amazing points!

The Secondary pupils scored an average of 46.5 points and 56.6 in the Sixth Form/Adults table.

It would be great to have more pupils and adults take part and submit their scores again this week.

This week’s theme is “Cricket and Stoolball” this will be a fun week so lets get as many pupils, staff and parents to submit their scores. Remember adults to submit their scores in the adult section on behalf of Grove Park School!

 

Below is the links to the website to submit your scores by 12pm on Friday and videos on how to complete the 4 challenges.

 

Website to submit your scores! https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 

Challenge 1- Clap and Catch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mAAxrWcmJc

Challenge 2- Between the Wickets - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk10sxxQfrg

Challenge 3- Balanced Batting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhOcoqB-L1I

Challenge 4- Run Out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kalpz9djq4U

 

Good luck and please feel free to e-mail me your scores and any pictures of you taking part in the challenges!

If you e-mail me when you have submitted your scores i can then send you over a certificate!

My e-mail is dwheatley@grove-park.e-sussex.sch.uk

 

Dan

It's the bear read by Wendy

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Boccia week of the 'Virtual' Sussex School Games - Monday 15th June

Well done to those who took part and submitted their scores for the Athletics challenges last week.

We had more people participate and scored some amazing points!

The Secondary pupils scored an average of 130.3 points and 169.3 in the Sixth Form/Adults table.

It would be great to have more pupils and adults take part and submit their scores again this week.

This week’s theme is “Boccia” this will be a fun week so lets get as many pupils, staff and parents to submit their scores. Remember adults to submit their scores in the adult section on behalf of Grove Park School!

 

Below is the links to the website to submit your scores by 12pm on Friday and videos on how to complete the 4 challenges.

 

Website to submit your scores! https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 

Challenge 1- Moving Target - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p7apOfY4q8

Challenge 2- Wall Ball - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk5razvAGQI

Challenge 3- Under Pressure - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yse6Cm1kQ_s

Challenge 4- Tactics Alley - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXg294hf8JU

 

Good luck and please feel free to e-mail me your scores and any pictures of you taking part in the challenges!

If you e-mail me when you have submitted your scores i can then send you over a certificate!

My e-mail is dwheatley@grove-park.e-sussex.sch.uk

 

Dan

Athletics week of the 'Virtual' Sussex School Games - Monday June 8th

Well done to those who took part and submitted their scores for the Netball and Basketball challenges last week.

We had more people participate and scored some amazing points!

The Secondary pupils scored an average of 23.5 points and 36.7 in the Sixth Form/Adults table.

It would be great to have more pupils and adults take part and submit their scores again this week.

This week’s theme is “Netball and Basketball” this will be a fun week so lets get as many pupils, staff and parents to submit their scores. Remember adults to submit their scores in the adult section on behalf of Grove Park School!

 

Below is the links to the website to submit your scores by 12pm on Friday and videos on how to complete the 4 challenges.

 

Website to submit your scores! https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 

Challenge 1- Speed Bounce - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dN3rHyn-CAc

Challenge 2- Agility Shuttles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac48pzca8wo

Challenge 3- Standing Long-Jump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVj8MyHWn4Q

Challenge 4- Mini-Marathon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZw_d7UT9UA

 

Good luck and please feel free to e-mail me your scores and any pictures of you taking part in the challenges!

If you e-mail me when you have submitted your scores i can then send you over a certificate!

My e-mail is dwheatley@grove-park.e-sussex.sch.uk

 

Dan

Visual resources to support with social distancing (Social story and symbols)

Where's my teddy read by Wendy

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Here are some of the fantastic miniature gardens pupils have been making!

Primary pupils are very busy working at home!

Netball and Basketball week of the 'Virtual' Sussex School Games - Monday June 1st

Well done to those who took part and submitted their scores for the Gym and Fitness challenges before half term!

We had more people participate and scored some amazing points!

The Primary pupils scored 29 points, Secondary 82.6 points and 73.6 in the Sixth Form/Adults table.

We have also moved from 3rd to 2nd in the SEN leader board for this years Parallel Youth Games - Amazing work everyone!

It would be great to have more pupils and adults take part and submit their scores again this week.

This week’s theme is “Netball and Basketball” this will be a fun week so lets get as many pupils, staff and parents to submit their scores. Remember adults to submit their scores in the adult section on behalf of Grove Park School!

 

Below is the links to the website to submit your scores by 12pm on Friday and videos on how to complete the 4 challenges.

 

Website to submit your scores! https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 

Challenge 1- Netball Star - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4IZAvrrB8Q

Challenge 2- Netball Pivot - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCLE0exbuBg

Challenge 3- Basketball Target Throw - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HsKSYnj-Yo

Challenge 4- Basketball Dribbling - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfrZQKlv6g4

 

Good luck and please feel free to e-mail me your scores and any pictures of you taking part in the challenges!

If you e-mail me when you have submitted your scores i can then send you over a certificate!

My e-mail is dwheatley@grove-park.e-sussex.sch.uk

 

Dan

Half term challenge for next week!

Can you make your own miniature garden?

Take lots of pictures, we are so excited to see your creations!

Here are some examples:
 

Primary pupils having fun at home

Today starts week 4 of the “Virtual” Sussex School Games - Monday 19th May

Well done to those who took part and submitted their scores last week for the Football challenges!

We had more people participate and scored some amazing points!

The Primary pupils scored 67 points, Secondary 64.8 points and 81.3 in the Sixth Form/Adults table.

We have also moved from 5th to 3rd in the SEN leader board for this years Parallel Youth Games - Amazing work everyone!

It would be great to have more pupils and adults take part and submit their scores again this week.

This week’s theme is “Gym and Fitness” this will be a fun week so lets get as many pupils, staff and parents to submit their scores. Remember adults to submit their scores in the adult section on behalf of Grove Park School!

 

Below is the links to the website to submit your scores by 12pm on Friday and videos on how to complete the 4 challenges.

 

Website to submit your scores! https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 

Challenge 1- Wall Sit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckjaCXlosxE&feature=emb_title

Challenge 2- Stork Stand - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQnVpMdxFXg&feature=emb_title

Challenge 3- Dish and Dome - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKpbLibGlYI&feature=emb_title

Challenge 4- Around the World - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgAtFBVuMnM&feature=emb_title

 

Good luck and please feel free to e-mail me your scores and any pictures of you taking part in the challenges!

If you e-mail me when you have submitted your scores i can then send you over a certificate!

My e-mail is dwheatley@grove-park.e-sussex.sch.uk

 

Dan

Grove Park Alphabet Exercises Challenge

 

Use the letters in your First name to create your own warm up!

   A-

7 Star Jumps

N-

3 Press ups

        B-

6 Squats

O-

5 Squats

C-

8 High Knees

P-

7 sit ups

D-

6 Side to side jumps

Q-

20 press ups

E-

10 Touch the floor and sky

R-

5 sit ups

F-

10 pencil jumps

S-

Jog on spot

20 seconds

G-

6 Tuck Jumps

T-

1 Burpee

H-

Touch your toes 5 times

U-

5 Pencil Jumps

I-

15 Second Plank

V-

20 star jumps

J-

10 side to side jumps

W-

12 Star Jumps

K-

Balance on one foot for 10 seconds

X-

30 second plank

L-

10 front lunges

Y-

12 sit ups

M-

10 second standing sprint (fast feet)

Z-

10 Burpees

 

Today starts week 3 of the “Virtual” Sussex School Games - Monday 11 May

Well done to those who took part and submitted their scores last week for the Tennis challenges!

We managed to get 50 points in the Secondary table and 77.7 in the Sixth Form/adults table.

We are also currently in 5th place on the SEN leader board for this years Parallel Youth Games - well done everyone!

It would be great to have more pupils and adults take part and submit their scores again this week.

This week’s theme is “Football” and 2 of the challenges require a partner, either brother/sister or your parents then they can add their score in the adult section on behalf of Grove Park School!

I know we have some keen football players at school so hoping lots of you take part!

 

Below is the links to the website to submit your scores by 12pm on Friday and videos on how to complete the 4 challenges.

 

Website to submit your scores! https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

Challenge 1- Speed Dribble Shuttle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqdwbJJNdHo

Challenge 2- Through the Gate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xlCb2DFeLE

Challenge 3- Pair Passing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FCukKbgYtE

Challenge 4- Hit the Target - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HREjrk1bR-k

 

Good luck and please feel free to e-mail me your scores and any pictures of you taking part in the challenges!

If you e-mail me when you have submitted your scores i can then send you over a certificate!

 

Dan

Rainbow fish Art with Kim and Bex

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Everyone is working so hard at home!