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.


@TheCranbourne - September 22
Year 2 are doing a fantastic job learning to join their handwriting…so we had fun practising on the playground!
@TheCranbourne - September 21
Now we are learning how to keep safe near water and how to rescue someone who has fallen in.
@TheCranbourne - September 21
Just seen Ellis Miller - a former cranbourne pupil and part of the British team and Adam Burgess another GB super star.
@TheCranbourne - September 21
So exciting and so many canoes and kayaks! Do you think Miss Beach will be world champ!!
@TheCranbourne - September 21
Year 6 are at the world championships and watching and cheering. Hoping we see a winner!
@TheCranbourne - September 15
Year 5 families, have a look at our page on the website for lots of hula hooping photos!
@TheCranbourne - September 15
@TheCranbourne - September 15
Hoola hooping was great fun!#hoola_hoop
@TheCranbourne - September 15
What a great way to start the day! Every child will be taking part in an amazing Hula hoop workshop today.
@TheCranbourne - August 5
Looking for something to do on this lovely day? Have a look at this:Mr Carter 😁
@TheCranbourne - July 27
Looking for a bit of rainy day activity?Have a go at this!Mr Carter
@TheCranbourne - July 19
5PW have come to the end of their crumble computing unit. They have designed, made and programmed moving carousels! We think you’ll agree that they have done incredibly well.
@TheCranbourne - July 18
Year 5, you were wonderful evacuees today! Your WWII knowledge really showed during our workshops. Well done on a brilliant day of learning.
@TheCranbourne - July 18
And a barrel has floated away before we even get on the water!!
@TheCranbourne - July 18
Year 6 have arrived and have begun to build their rafts ready for a day on the water.
@TheCranbourne - July 14
Year 6 have been amazing today. Two dress rehearsals for their show - parents you are in for a treat. And every single child ran for a full 30 minutes (in the rain) in our 5k run. They were all phenomenal and we are so proud of them.
@TheCranbourne - July 11
Year 3 had a “clay-tastic” time making pinch pots this afternoon!#clay
@TheCranbourne - July 7
In the words of the children ‘Little City is infinity thumbs up good’. What a wonderful day!
@TheCranbourne - July 4
The baby goats are so cute!! We are not going to be able to get year 6 to move on!
@TheCranbourne - July 4
You never know what you might eat in a day - cricket cookies!