The Curriculum At Comber Grove Primary
A high quality of education is at the forefront of everything we do here at Comber Grove.
Our intent is that every child reaches and exceeds their full potential. We want children to leave our school equipped with both knowledge and 21st century skills to be successful in life.
We implement this through:
Our Literacy Curriculum
We believe the exposure of children’s literature within the primary school setting is vital as a rich context for learning; not only within English as a subject but to support building a reading culture throughout the school.
We aim to use high quality books that offer opportunities for empathy and can aid philosophical enquiry, as a means of developing the spoken language requirements through debate, drama and discussion using the issues raised through, and within, the text.
We use a variety of diverse books to teach inclusivity, teaching there are no outsiders in our society.
The Phonics Scheme that we use is 'Letters and Sounds'.
Click here to view our Literacy Teaching and Learning Policy
Our Maths Curriculum
We believe mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.
We teach a high-quality mathematics education using White Rose Maths, providing a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
Click here to view our Mathematics Teaching and Learning Policy
Click here to view our Parent Calculation Policy
Our Science Curriculum
We live in an increasingly scientific and technological age where children need to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to prepare them for life in the 21st century. We, at Comber Grove Primary School believe that the teaching of science develops in children an interest and curiosity about the world in which they live, and fosters in them a respect for the environment.
We aim that all pupils:
· Develop enjoyment and interest in science and an appreciation of its contribution to all aspects of everyday life
· Build on their curiosity and sense of awe of the natural world
· Use a planned range of investigations and practical activities to allow them a greater
· Understanding of the concepts and knowledge of science
· Are introduced to the language and vocabulary of science
· Develop practical skills and their ability to make accurate and appropriate measurements
Click here to view the Science curriculum teaching and learning policy
Our Project-Based Learning Curriculum
We have worked strategically to provide a project-based creative curriculum where subjects beautifully overlap each term on the journey to a final half termly outcome.
In Project-Based Learning, our pupils learn by doing, and in addition to learning to National Curriculum content, pupils also learn 21st century skills such as: critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, presentation skills, leadership and the ability to use technology safely and productively. We believe these are key to being successful in an ever-changing world.
Projects are relevant to our context and child-led. At the end of each project, we invite our parents to come see what our pupils have created. We also encourage children to “think outside the box” and share their projects outside of our school, aiming to make a dent in the world.
The lessons on the journey towards the outcome are designed and planned to cover all aspects of the national curriculum whilst at the same time providing a rich, real life learning experience. This way of learning allows our students to develop their own self-confidence and creativity, as well as develop skills that prepare them for a world outside of school.
Music, drama and other creative arts
We believe that music, drama and other creative arts play a vital role in a child’s overall education. Children at Comber have access to a wide variety of activities and interests including the chance to learn a musical instrument as part of our music lessons.
Every child leaves Comber having learned a variety of musical instruments from djembes to trombones, ukuleles to tubas!
We are partnered with The Blue Elephant Theatre, Camberwell, and all children get the opportunity to both visit and perform there.
Physical Education and Sport
Sport has a high profile at Comber Grove. We compete in the Southwark Football League and also children have the opportunity to participate in other team events such as rounders, athletics, tag rugby and netball. We have expert coaches delivering much of our PE curriculum and take every child to learn to swim in various year groups. At lunchtimes, we have sports coaches who organise and play team games in the playground, encouraging our school values of Respect, Resilience, Reflectiveness, Teamwork, Fairness. This gives children additional opportunities to keep fit and participate in high quality sport.
At Comber Grove we take a mindful and child-centred approach to PSHE, integrating personal, social, health and economic education and placing an emphasis on emotional literacy, mental health and SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural development).
We aim to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
The impact of our curriculum is that children leave Comber Grove exceeding their potential, and are confident and able to be successful in an ever-changing world.
Respect, Resilience, Reflectiveness, Teamwork, Fairness