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At Greasley Beauvale Primary school, we aim to provide an enriching and challenging curriculum which exposes children to wider world issues and experiences. Our curriculum is knowledge and skills based which encourages our children to become independent thinkers by being self-motivated, self-reflective and self-regulated. It encompasses and celebrates all curriculum areas. The learning has been designed so that subjects complement and build on one another.


To ensure that our children leave Greasley Beauvale Primary School having a positive impact on the world in which we live, our curriculum encourages the principles set out in our rainbow values.


Central to our curriculum are our Rainbow Values which underpin everything we do:


Rainbow Values:

  • Respect and Acceptance
  • Active Body and Active Mind
  • Inclusive yet Individual
  • Nurture, Develop and Grow
  • Believe in Yourself
  • Overcome your Obstacles
  • Wonder and Curiosity


The learning has been designed to complement and build on one another with clear progression and links so that in subsequent year groups, they will be able to explore concepts deeper, applying their knowledge in different contexts.


We are committed to working in partnership with all of our stakeholders including; parents, Governors, and our local community to provide the best experiences we can to enhance the learning and development of each child.


For more information about the curriculum at Greasley Beauvale please contact your child's class teacher, or Rachel Bailey, the Curriculum lead.



Phonics is a way of teaching children to read and write. It helps children to hearing, understand and use the different sounds that distinguish one word from another.


Understanding phonics also helps writing, as children learn which letters to use, and is seen as important for developing early skills in reading and writing. 


At Greasley Beauvale Primary School, the children are taught using the Letters and Sounds programme and whole class teaching. The children participate in a 20 minutes phonics lesson each day. The lessons are structured so that there is opportunity for teaching modelling, guided learning tasks and independent tasks.


Taking this approach allows us to engage the children, regardless of ability, on a journey where learning phonics has a real purpose. By using phonics we give children the skills and knowledge to develop their reading and writing over time.


What does Phonics Look Like?