Curriculum

We believe children achieve best when learning is fun, involved, active and exploratory; and where confidence is inspired and success is praised. This is reflected in the experiences and opportunities that we provide:

  • Learning through play where purposeful and carefully organised resources are available
  • Learning by doing, acquiring new skills, understanding, knowledge and greater independence
  • Shared learning where pairs or groups of children work collaboratively, contributing to their own and each other’s understanding
  • Opportunities for children to reflect on what they have done and considering alternative possibilities
  • Learning out of school, so that children can benefit from the experience, skills and knowledge of others

Our planned curriculum gives all children access to the same range of learning experiences. Every child is an important and valued individual.
The children are taught through a variety of methods: individually, in mixed or like ability groups, or as a class.

At Crowmoor we base our study on whole school themes developed to appeal to different age ranges. These themes are objective led and include all children from nursery to year 6.
The school is currently grouped into Foundation Stage (nursery and reception), KS1 (years 1 and 2) and KS2 (years 3, 4, 5 and 6) for curriculum planning.
Learning through the ages……

Being a primary school and nursery, we educate pupils from the age of two up to the age of eleven.

Nursery (ages 2-4) – Foundation Stage

Children can enter nursery during the term that follows their second birthday.

Reception (ages 4-5) – Foundation Stage

Your child will be able to start school full time at the start of the academic year they turn five.
The Foundation Stage makes a crucial contribution to early development and learning. We provide children with a rich variety of learning experiences that are appropriate to their needs. The Foundation Stage is about developing key learning skills; such as speaking and listening, concentration, perseverance and learning to work and co-operate with others.
The areas that make up the Foundation Stage curriculum are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

The outdoor environment is also a special part of the Foundation Stage curriculum. As such both
Foundation Stage classrooms have their own specially equipped outdoor areas that are used daily.

Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7) – Years 1 and 2

Key Stage 2 (ages 8-11) – Years 3 to 6

If you require further information on any areas of our curriculum please contact Mr Alan Parkhurst, Headteacher through the school office.

Curriculum maps for each year group can be found on the class pages.

Planning Documents

You can find out more about what each class has planned in their class information pages. Follow the links below:

Little Acorns

Acorn Class

Beech Class

Chestnut Class

Elm Class

Hazel Class

Sycamore Class

Oak Class

Willow Class

Details of our phonics scheme