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Academic Content

Each curriculum area has a designated subject leader, to oversee its organisation. Long, and medium planning systems follow the common framework adopted for curriculum planning and delivery throughout the school.  There are common principles throughout the school but as an all-age school, there are naturally some variations between the organisational needs of the primary and secondary phases of the school.

The following links provide an overview of the content delivered in each academic year for every subject taught in the Primary and Secondary

Theme of the Fortnight


Theme of the Fortnight has been developed to give our pupils a wider understanding of society and other cultures and to support them in making informed personal choices. A weekly lesson during form time is delivered to all pupils to enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development. This also links to the whole school weekly assembly themes and is in addition to content taught to pupils in their World Beliefs and PSHE lessons.

 Details of which topics are covered can be seen by clicking on the link below.

Bower British Values                           

The Bower British Values of mutual  respect, tolerance, individual liberty, democracy and rule of law, help our pupils to understand different faiths, identities, respect others' beliefs and understand the significance of others' ideas and experiences.

These are enhanced by Bower Grove's 3Rs values, which are respectful, responsible, and ready to learn.  

 

KS1 and 2 Phonics 

The school uses Sounds-Write to teach reading, spelling and writing.  It is a multi-sensory approach which aids concentration.  The Sounds-Write approach to reading is phonographic.  It starts from what all children acquire naturally and right from the start the sounds of their own language.  It teaches that letters or combinations of letters, called graphemes, are the agreed ways in which we represent sounds when we write.

The reading scheme the school follows is the Bug Club Reading Programme supplemented with Dandelion Reading Scheme.