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 - June 8
Year 3 we’re hopping with joy today- we found LEGS!
@TheCranbourne - May 28
Happy Elmer day love RWM 🌈🐘
@TheCranbourne - May 28
Happy Elmer day from RSH!
@TheCranbourne - May 28
A brilliant Elmer day in Year 1.
@TheCranbourne - May 28
Athletics in Y3! via
@TheCranbourne - May 28
Year 1 are having lots of fun making Elmer
@TheCranbourne - May 21
@TheCranbourne - May 18
Year 1 halving shapes in maths this morning.
@TheCranbourne - May 7
There’s no place like home.... !
@TheCranbourne - May 7
1ST embraced their outdoor learning today while the new interactive whiteboard was being installed. It was ready to test by lunchtime :)
@TheCranbourne - May 7
Year 3 have been learning about what plants need to grow. They’ve grown some of their own and are taking great care of them 🌱 🪴
@TheCranbourne - May 6
The water needs changing so the tadpoles are going on a sleepover!
@TheCranbourne - April 30
Year 1 taking a close look at nature today
@TheCranbourne - April 23
Year 3 PE with javelins & shot puts!
@TheCranbourne - April 22
You can hear the brains ticking. A proud head of department here!
@TheCranbourne - April 22
Our Year 5 mathematicians are ready for the HFL maths challenge! Let the battle begin!
@TheCranbourne - April 20
Y3 will be hopping with excitement & jumping with joy at our new arrivals in the Y3 pond!
@TheCranbourne - April 19
Year 6 have spent this afternoon in court at the trial of Matthew Weeks. Tomorrow the jury will decide if he is guilty or not of the murder of Charlotte Dymond.
@TheCranbourne - March 26
Beautiful Spring art from Year 1. Happy Easter everybody :)
@TheCranbourne - March 26
Reception have been busy making Easter cards this week.