Laying the Foundations for Children to Thrive

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Grosvenor Road Primary School | Parkgate Drive | Swinton | Manchester | M27 5LN

Grosvenor Road Primary School

Curriculum Overview


At Grosvenor Road Primary School we deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that enables all children to ‘be the best they can be’. The English and mathematics curriculum follows ‘mastery principles’: ensuring children have opportunities to embed learning before moving onto the next topic. The curriculum is inclusive and imaginative : stimulating young minds as well as preparing them for the modern world.


Early Years Foundation Stage - Nursery & Reception

Our full Early Years Curriculum can be found on our Early Years page - Select Curriculum > Early Years above or select this LINK


Year 1 to Year 6 

The curriculum specific to your child's YEAR GROUP can be found in the CURRICULUM tab at the top of this page.



Literature lies at the heart of the school’s English curriculum: the children read both contemporary and classical British authors as well as literature from around the world. The termly plan is split into two three week units of work – enabling children to master a writing style before moving on.



There is a termly plan for each year group from Year 1 to Year 6. Each term is split into twelve weeks. As part of each overview, a significant amount of time is devoted to developing key number concepts each year. This ensures students build their fluency, as number sense will affect their success in other areas of mathematics. Students who are successful with number are much more confident mathematicians.


The wider curriculum

The National Curriculum subjects are taught discretely, this ensures children become skilled in Science, Computing and the foundation subjects. The school is committed to developing an appreciation of visual and performance art alongside inspiring the next generation of historians and geographers.

Throughout the curriculum the British values of: democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs are interwoven. Children are taught a weekly Religious Education lesson - the school follows the locally agreed syllabus which was updated in 2022 (this can be found in the menu on the left).


Foundation Subjects - The Big Ideas

We have designed a curriculum that builds links between topics within a subject, thus enabling our children to build up deep understanding of the disciplines within the curriculum subjects.

The Big Ideas is a systemic approach: ensuring that the curriculum model enables teachers to plan for, and for pupils to gain, sufficiently deep and meaningful LINKS across and between topics to create rich schema.

Please select the Big Ideas document in the laft hand menu to see our Big Ideas across our Foundation Subjects.