Welcome to Grosvenor Road Primary School
I am delighted to welcome you to Grosvenor Road Primary School's website. As a large Primary School, we actively encourage the involvement of parents and members of our community in school life. The success of each child's education is important to us whatever their ability. We pride ourselves on being a happy, secure and forward-looking school totally committed to ensuring the highest possible achievements for all our children.
Whether you are a prospective parent or have children already at the school, you can be assured that all staff involved with your children are committed to providing a high quality education.
Throughout our school there is an ethos of high expectation, respect and a drive for children to be the best learners they can be. Our children's behaviour is exemplary; they are well mannered and polite and this contributes to the calm and purposeful atmosphere around school.
I would be delighted to personally meet with you and to take you around the school to see for yourself the quality of provision we offer. I look forward to meeting with you at some point.
Your views are always welcomed and you can do this by visiting http://www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/ where you will be able to complete a very short questionnaire.
Mr J L Pridden
World Book Day
Monday 11th March 2019
Visit our blog to see pictures of World Book Day celebrations!
Sponsored Pancake Flip
Tuesday 5th March 2019
Over the past two days, our School Council have held a Sponsored Pancake Flip in school to raise money for additional playground equipment. All children in Reception to Year 6 took part to see how many (wooden) pancakes they could flip in two minutes. All our children tried really hard and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Follow this link to see photographs of some of our pancake flippers in action!
Monday 4th March 2019
Before Christmas, Year 5 took part in an Enterprise Day which was run in association with Manchester United and the Co-op Academy Swinton. The winning team, from Mrs Walker’s class, were then rewarded by being invited to a tour of the museum and stadium at Manchester United. They had a fantastic day and got to go behind the scenes, into the dressing rooms, executive lounges and even pitch-side players' seats at the stadium. Pictures here.
Learning in Y3
Wedensday 27th February 2019
This week Y3 have been looking at the artist and print maker Franz Marc. The children have been looking at the colours in his work and using different media to create colourful pieces of his work. Please follow this link to see the children's work.
Y5 Learn to play Lacrosse
Tuesday 26th February 2019
Today, the children in Y5 (Mrs Walker’s class) have been learning the three S rule to develop their Lacrosse skills :
Step … Squat … Scoop
Follow this link to see pictures on our blog.
Our School Values
Monday 11th February 2019
In assemblies this half term we have looked at 2 of our school values, Respect and Perseverance. Next half term, we will focus on Friendship followed by Trust. Today, Year 5 and Year 6 watched two wonderful video clips as amazing examples of Perseverance. Please follow this link to see them.
Learning In The Snow!
Wednesday 30th January 2019
Reception wrapped up warm and went outside to explore in the snow this morning! We worked together as a team to build a very tall snowman. The children measured themselves against it to see if they were taller or shorter than it. Some children made their own snowmen and used carrots and pebbles to make their faces. Follow this LINK to see our snowman
Read our Ofsted Report
Tuesday 5th February 2019
Our Ofsted Inspection report has now been published. You can download a copy of the report here.
We are delighted with the report; the inspector was impressed with many aspects of our school. He praised our children, describing their behaviour as exemplary. He stated that our children are caring, thoughtful, confident and respond positively to high expectations. These are wonderful things to be said about our children and we are all very proud of them.
Thursday 31st January 2019
This academic year, our Year 3 & 4 classes will all present a topic assembly. So far, Miss Norris' and Mr Gell's classes have wowed their parents and an audience of younger children with their entertaining and fact-filled assemblies. To see photographs from these, please follow this LINK to our School Blog.
Nursery Stay And Play
Wednesday 30th January 2019
On Friday, we had the Butterfly group’s ‘Stay and Play’. Family and Carers were invited into school to spend time with the children and play with some of their favourite toys.Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to more parents and carers joining us in the coming weeks! Please follow this LINK to see photographs.
Our School Values
Friday11th January 2019
This year we have adopted twelve School Values which we will be promoting throughout all our activities in school. They are: Respect, Compassion, Trust, Helpfulness, Friendship, Fairness, Forgiveness, Courage, Thankfulness, Perseverance, Generosity and Truthfulness.
This week in assembly, we have been focussing on Respect and the importance of respecting ourselves by being the best person we can be. Please follow this link for more information ...
We had a phone call from the Antarctic!
Wednessday 9th January 2019
Last term year 6 had a very exciting phone call. I know what you’re thinking: what’s so exciting about a phone call? Well this was no ordinary call, this came from the Antarctic! Yes the Antarctic! Please follow this link to find out more!
Tuesday 19th December 2018
As part of our Christmas celebrations, Year 4 visited the Methodist Church on Manchester Road yesterday to learn all about the symbolism of the Christingle and sing Christmas carols. We received a very warm welcome off the vicar and other members of the church, who commented positively on the extremely good behaviour of our children. All the children made their own Christingle. If you would like to make your own Christingle, please follow this link. (Requires adult help).
Reception Nativity - It's a Baby!
Thursday 13th December 2018
Our reception children were outstanding as they performed their Nativity, It’s a Baby, to a hall full of parents. The children received a well deserved rapturous applause! Follow this link to see pictures taken at rehearsals.
Children In Need 2018
Friday 16th November 2018
Thank you to all parents, carers and children who donated today for Children In Need. We have raised a fantastic
£400-08 for this very worthy cause.
Y1 Nativity - Hey Ewe!
Tuesday 11th December 2018
This morning our Year 1 children presented their Nativity to parents. The children were absolutely fantastic! Follow this link to see pictures, taken from our rehearsals.
Christmas Singing Group
Friday 30th November
This week our new Singing Group began rehearsals – we are looking forward to performing in the Main School Hall at our Christmas Raffle Event on Thursday 20th December – 3.30pm – 4.15pm. Parents & Carers, please come and join us as we draw our Christmas Raffle and enjoy Christmas refreshments and entertainment. Singers, please keep practising during this week – here is a link to our songs to help you.
World Nursery Rhyme Week 19/11/18
Monday 26th November 2018
In November, our Nursery and Reception took part in World Nursery Rhyme Week. Each day there was a focus on a different rhyme and the children took part in a variety of learning activities based on each of the rhymes. Please follow this link for a booklet of Rhymes so that the children can continue to sing them at home with you.
Nursery rhymes play an important role in early childhood development and education. As well as being fun they are excellent teaching tools:
*Language and communication, songs and rhymes are language learners.
*Singing nursery rhymes can help children to develop emergent literacy skills.
*They provide a fun way to assist with learning early maths.
*Nursery rhymes help children to develop social, physical and emotional skills.
Reception Reading Meeting
Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Please follow this link to download the Reception Reading presentation to parents. Thank you to all those who attended. We hope you found it useful and we look forward to seeing you at one of our phonics' mornings on 17th & 18th October.
Reading at Grosvenor Road Primary School
Friday 14th September 2018
If you would like to know more about your child's reading journey through our school, please follow this link.
Meet the Teacher
Monday 10th September 2018
"Meet the new Teacher” sessions take place next week commencing 17th September. You will have received a letter last Friday from your child’s class teacher telling you the specific date your child’s teacher is holding the informal meeting. At this meeting you will have the opportunity to have a look around the classroom, see what the children will be learning about this term and what a typical day will look like in your child’s class.
Add our website to your home page
Monday 10th September 2018
Why not add our website to your homepage? Once you've done it you will have our logo sitting amongst your apps - a quick link to us! You will be able to keep up to date with all the latest news and diary of events at GRPS! Get help on how to do that by following this link.
Do you want your child to be a successful learner?
Friday 7th September 2018
Do you know how to set parental controls on all your child's digital devices?
Tuesday 19th June 2018
Sometimes it can very difficult to know how to set Parental Controls on all the devices your child may use, ranging from the Xbox One to a Nintendo 3DS. Here are a set of simple instructions for each device your child is likely to use. Please follow the links: