Curriculum Overview

Everything that happens in school is the curriculum. The children, and adults, are always learning, whether this is the academic curriculum, how to share, or how to be good citizens. We never forget that most situations children meet are new to them and they need to be taught how to deal with them.

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Our academic curriculum is designed with knowledge at its heart to ensure that children develop a strong vocabulary base and understanding of the world.  It aims to empower children with the knowledge and cultural inheritance they are entitled to: knowledge that will nourish both them and the society of which they are members. We aim to equip children to become interested and interesting adults, able to contribute positively to the well-being of their community and to wider society.

We believe that progress means knowing more and remembering more. We have built a curriculum that promotes long term learning based on current research regarding how memory works to ensure that children not only have access to 'the best that has been thought and said' but are taught this in a way that ensures children can remember the curriculum content in future years.  We make use of knowledge organisers (which are sent home regularly) to ensure children and their families know exactly which information is expected to be learned over the course of their study in a particular subject.  We understand that knowledge is 'sticky', in other words, the more pupils know the easier it is for them to know more.  We use this principle to build understanding in all subject areas through constant recall of previous learning.

Children need to learn the skills needed to apply their knowledge in new situations to enable them to be creative thinkers. These skills are built systematically along side the knowledge.

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@TheCranbourne - September 27
The red panda has come out to see us! https://t.co/KSNbJj6hiX
@TheCranbourne - September 27
Feeding time at the zoo!! https://t.co/Pdz04LfsRz
@TheCranbourne - September 27
And now Year 6 are finding out about the competition which we will be entering (and the reason we are here!). We have to think about creative ways of saving a species. https://t.co/YwwlexxQhC
@TheCranbourne - September 27
Year 6 have arrived at Paradise Wildlife Park and already made friends! https://t.co/kIyWUp2iS4
@TheCranbourne - September 23
Year 3 were number detectives today! They worked in teams & used clues to identify a missing number. https://t.co/hoy2ryu1WL
@TheCranbourne - September 22
1TM were exploring taste today in science. Ask them which food was sweet, sour, salty or bitter! https://t.co/QPmnasTChB
@TheCranbourne - September 21
Reception have welcomed Emma from Hoddesdon Library to school this afternoon. We love stories. Emma hopes lots of the children will visit her at the library. https://t.co/8vXips3u7y
@TheCranbourne - September 21
This is your body in code - mind blowing https://t.co/GSJeSkfVig
@TheCranbourne - September 21
Now we are being scientists and cracking codes to discover what particular proteins do for different animals. https://t.co/PHS9EMsDKn
@TheCranbourne - September 21
Year 6 have arrived and are learning about DNA 🧬 with ‘real’ scientists. https://t.co/IuyJDMrUUP
@TheCranbourne - September 9
This morning we have held a special assembly. https://t.co/9FRrqNCyRN
@TheCranbourne - September 6
1LW have been busy working together to complete this dinosaur puzzle. They endeavoured together- great start to the year! https://t.co/andwnCPSeh
@TheCranbourne - July 20
Have a lovely summer everyone. Stay safe and have fun. Remember the reading challenge is on at the local library if you want to chill out in the shade with a good book!
@TheCranbourne - July 18
And we are off again!!! All having great fun and the water is certainly keeping us cool!! https://t.co/SXdJdruRcG
@TheCranbourne - July 18
Messing about on the lake - there’s nothing better!!!! https://t.co/V0xfiof8DF
@TheCranbourne - July 18
Many thanks to my fellow adult campers - Miss Beach Mr Sampford and Mr Carter for making this possible and for Mrs Semark for letting us do it! Thanks to the kitchen staff for the loan of their facilities and for the tents!
@TheCranbourne - July 18
Camp all packed away and now on a double decker bus on our way to ESSA. Let the extravaganza continue!! https://t.co/eLt2JKSdOe
@TheCranbourne - July 18
Deconstruction of “Camp Cranbourne” begins! https://t.co/1TYm55HtFN
@TheCranbourne - July 18
Hi-de-hi campers! Someone’s awake! https://t.co/Yb7kVnaBeK
@TheCranbourne - July 18
All quiet under the moonlit sky. Night night all from the sleepy campers. https://t.co/OOO8IsgSrV