Art and Design Intent Statement

It is our intent at Guildford Grove Primary School to provide pupils with a high-quality art curriculum, which develops creativity, sets challenges, engages and inspires children and equips them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.


Subject Overview 2023- 2024

BSL Intent Statement

We want to provide our children with an opportunity to learn this visual language in a more formal way which will facilitate inclusive conversation with both hearing and deaf peers.

Subject Overview

Computing Intent Statement

At Guildford Grove, we understand the importance of providing a high-quality computing curriculum which all pupils can access. We recognise that our children are growing up in a constantly evolving digital world, which means most future jobs will involve the use of technology. Therefore, we intend to equip our students with a range of tools and knowledge across computer science, information technology and digital literacy. We aim to empower children to use technology effectively, creatively, and safely, enabling them to thrive in future opportunities.

Subject Overview 2023-2024

Subject Overview 2024-2025

Design and Technology Intent Statement

Design and Technology at Guildford Grove will provide children with real life contexts for learning. Design and Technology should encourage children to learn to think creatively and problem solve individually and as part of a team. Through the Design and Technology curriculum, children should be inspired by engineers, designers, chefs and architects to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with a real-life purpose.

Subject Overview 2023-2024

Subject Overview 2024-2025

English Intent Statement


At Guildford Grove, our curriculum develops language, ensures learning sticks and places reading at its heart. It is our intent that all children are able to read fluently with good comprehension and developed vocabulary by the end of Key Stage 2 so that they are truly ready for their learning in secondary school and beyond. We foster a love of reading through exposing pupils to a wide variety of diverse texts that are ‘windows and mirrors’ to their own lives. It is our intent to develop a wide reading community that includes pupils, staff, parents and volunteers.


At Guildford Grove, we believe that literacy should equip children with the skills needed to access all areas of the curriculum and enable them to communicate with clarity. Writing is an essential element of this communication and we strive to create life-long writers who understand the purpose and audience of each piece they create. We are passionate about developing vocabulary and actively encourage children to ambitiously apply newly acquired words across the broad range of writing opportunities we provide.


Reading at Guildford Grove Primary School

Master Reader Progression of Skills

Autumn Term Core Texts 

Spring Term Core Texts

Summer Term Core Texts

Writing Overview

Writing Roadmap Skills Progression

Geography Intent Statement 

At Guildford Grove we aim to inspire our children to develop a lifelong interest and curiosity about the world we live in.  Through high quality teaching and learning experiences the children will develop their knowledge and skills.  They will develop knowledge about locations and places, human and physical geography and the interrelation between these.  The children will develop key geographical skills including being able to use globes, maps, atlases, compasses.  They will have opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in fieldwork activities.

Subject Overview 2023-2024

Subject Overview 2024-2025

History Intent Statement

At Guildford Grove Primary School, we are proud that our children love learning History. Our aim is for all children to gain a secure understanding of the impact that historical events, and significant individuals have had on the past. They are taught to be able to think critically and respectfully about the way those events and people have shaped the societies that we live in today. Through the explicit teaching of historical skills and terminology our children develop a deep understanding of the chronology of the past develop enquiring minds to build an argument. They understand how interpretations of the past are not always the truth. Our History lessons provide enrichment activities and experiential learning which aim to bring the past to life for all learners. We are developing an enquiry-based approach, our aim is that History lessons:

  • stimulate curiosity, compelling children to want to discover more about the cause and consequence of events and to consider how life is similar and different within periods of history.

Subject Overview 2023-2024

Subject Overview 2024-2025

Maths Intent Statement

Maths is a skill we use on a daily basis and is an essential part of everyday life. Therefore, mathematics forms an important part of our broad and balanced curriculum where we endeavour to ensure that children develop an enjoyment and enthusiasm for maths that will stay with them throughout their lives and empower them in future life. We believe that unlocking mathematical fluency is an essential life skill for all learners and is a pre-requisite to being able to reason and solve problems mathematically. We aim to develop a positive culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths that produces strong, secure learning. We place great emphasis on the use of concrete resources and pictorial representations at all ages, to enable children to fully understand the concepts and principals, when presented with abstract calculations and questions.

National Curriculum Overview

White Rose Maths Overview

White Rose Maths Addition and Subtraction Calculation Overview

White Rose Maths Multiplication and Division Calculation Overview

Whilst the core language taught at Guildford Grove Primary School is British Sign Language, we also recognise the importance of learning a Modern Foreign Language and have chosen to teach Spanish. We believe this is a valuable life skill, providing openings to other cultures and experiences. Our intention for this curriculum is that children are taught to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating, meaning they move onto secondary school and beyond with the key foundations in place to be more confident and curious learners of language.


As BSL is our dominant language across the school, Spanish lessons are taught in Year 6 where pupils are immersed in daily sessions during the Summer term using the Language Angels units of work.

We have liaised closely with our local secondary schools to ensure that our carefully chosen curriculum content feeds purposely into the KS3 (Year 7) units of work which pupils will encounter in the next stage of their education, as well as meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum.

Programmes of Study and Curriculum Coverage

Year  6 Unit 1 Greetings, Names, Questions, Numbers and Colours

Year 6 Unit 2 Animals and pets

Year 6 Unit 3 Months, Dates and Birthdays

Year 6 Unit 4 Classroom objects and Instructions

Year 6 Units 5 My Family

Music Intent Statement

At Guildford Grove we understand the vital role music can play in a child’s life.  Music is a vehicle for self-expression and has the ability to highly motivate and inspire children.  Our aim is to provide a framework for the development of musical skills, knowledge and understanding as well as developing a love for the art.  At Guildford Grove we recognise that music plays an important part in helping children to feel part of a community.  We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children and so we provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music both in class and to an audience.  Through assemblies, concerts and key stage/year group performances we believe children are able to express their emotions and showcase their understanding of how to perform with awareness of others.  Lessons enable the children to develop their skills, appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and begin to make judgements about the quality of music; their participation in musical activities and performances will develop skills which are transferable to other areas of the curriculum.

Subject Overview

Physical Education Intent Statement

Our school aims to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport, whilst aligning with the school philosophy of valuing aspiration, resilience, opportunity, creativity and kindness. Through good physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient, motivated children who will strive for their personal best. At Guildford Grove, we listen to our children’s wants and needs and provide them with a range of active experiences and clubs. We want to aid our children in obtaining the values and skills to celebrate and respect the success of others, as well as modestly celebrating their own successes. We strive to equip our pupils with the knowledge and understanding to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed lifelong values. We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond. We strive to educate both our children and families to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies and will continue to support our children’s well-being.

Subject Overview

Progression ladders

Personal, Social, Health Education Intent Statement

At Guildford Grove we cultivate lifelong learners who possess a range of skills which is applicable in real-life contexts. We are committed to nurturing individuals who understand the diverse world around them, embracing differences in religion, race, disability, gender stereotypes, and much more. Our primary goal is to equip children with essential life skills, fostering self- awareness, effective emotion management through ‘The Zones of Regulation’, motivation, empathy and strong social skills.

We believe in empowering our students to navigate their personal and social landscapes confidently. Through our spiral PSHE curriculum, tailored to age and stage appropriateness, we aim to instil in them the knowledge and understanding necessary to make informed choices in their lives. Our focus is on developing reflective learning who not only engage actively in lessons but also apply these principles in the wider world. By integrating these values into their daily experiences, we aspire to prepare our students to thrive as responsible and empathetic individuals in an ever-evolving society.

Subject Overview

Religious Education Intent Statement

At Guildford Grove we believe our role is to develop the spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness of our pupils. Our RE curriculum aims to promote empathy, generosity and respect towards those with different faiths and beliefs, alongside developing their own sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection. We aim to engage pupils to develop an understanding and appreciation for different world beliefs and cultural practices, whilst considering their own contribution to our local community and to wider society.

Subject Overview

Science Intent Statement

Our broad and balanced scientific curriculum will ensure the progressive development of knowledge, skills and vocabulary. We intend to develop in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the natural and man-made world so that they are inspired to ask questions and become enquiry -based learners. Our rich and varied science curriculum will enable them to have a strong understanding of the world around them and explore the implications of science today and in the future.

Subject Overview 2023-2024

Subject Overview 2024-2025