The Curriculum

At Crockerton C of E Primary School, we believe that learning should be fun, purposeful and challenging. Through our effective and creative curriculum we aim to equip each child with the skills they need for lifelong learning. We aim to develop confident learners, who take ownership of their learning and are proud of their achievements.

At Crockerton Primary School we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework in the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

This is the curriculum to which each child is entitled which ensures development of a child moving through the school.  We provide a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, intellectual and physical development of the pupils. This curriculum will seek to prepare the pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

The EYFS Framework sets out:

  • The legal welfare requirements that everyone registered to look after children must follow to keep your child safe and promote their welfare
  • The 7 areas of learning and development which guide professionals’ engagement with your child’s play and activities as they learn new skills and knowledge
  • Assessments that will tell you about your child’s progress through the EYFS
  • Expected levels that your child should reach at age 5, usually the end of the reception year; these expectations are called the “Early Learning Goals (ELGs)”
Download the Parents Guide to The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework for more information.

The subjects which form the National Curriculum at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, Art, History, Geography, Music, Physical Education, Computing and Design and Technology.

Download the National Curriculum for more information

In addition to the above the school curriculum also addresses cross-curricular issues such as Personal and Social Education, and Multi-cultural Education.  The manner in which the curriculum as a whole is delivered will reflect the needs of each individual child, and so the organisation of teaching groups is flexible.  Children will be taught as a whole class, as matched or mixed ability groups and individually.

To meet the requirements of the National Curriculum all classes in Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 follow pre-planned topics. Some subjects, such as RE cannot be linked as easily to the topics and are taught separately.

Please click on the links below to find out about all the learning experiences the children are receiving through the curriculum at our school.

For more information about our curriculum or any questions please email your child’s class teacher or contact the school office.