Cranford Park

C of E Primary School

Courage  Respect  Peace

Curriculum

The curriculum at Cranford Park includes the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Computing, as well as Science, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Music, Art and Physical Education, French is also taught in Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6). In addition, the curriculum includes Religious Education and this is taught in line with the local authority agreed syllabus.  At Cranford Park we also teach PSHE and Citizenship, this is integrated into our curriculum to ensure children are prepared for life in modern day Britain. We have a strong focus on multi-cultural themes, anti-bullying and rights and responsibilities, including democratic voting for School Council / Eco Council and team captains.

At Cranford Park a creative curriculum is in place. It covers all of the statutory requirements but in a way that links curriculum areas together within an engaging theme, which gives improved relevance and understanding. We always try to build on children’s interests and abilities and celebrate their achievements. We also use specialist teachers and experts to enhance the curriculum in areas such as music, PE and history.

 

Teaching of Reading

Children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 will develop their phonic knowledge using the ‘Letters and Sounds’ materials.  We use a variety of reading schemes within our school, including Lighthouse, Snapdragons, Oxford Reading Tree and Sunshine, and the oline reading platform Bug Club. Termly class letters keep parents informed about the curriculum areas and topics which will be taught each term. These can be downloaded from here on our website. By looking at the individual class pages on our website you can also download each class’s long term curriculum plan.

 

Curriculum Overviews

Our curriculum overviews that detail what each year group do when can be downloaded below.

Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 (Y1 and Y2)
Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6)

Our Subject Co-ordinators have also developed subject plans that detail what each year group studies in each subject.  These can be accessed below.

Art Computing Design Technology English
French Geography History Maths
Music PSHE (Personal, Health & Social Education Physical Education Religious Education
Science

A complete guide for Parents about the National Curriculum has been published by Rising Stars that you may find useful.  This can be downloaded here.