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.

Ejl 8653

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 - March 22
Y3 enjoyed dissecting flowers this afternoon! We identified sepals, petals, stigma, stamen, and seed boxes. We even found a few seeds. Keep a watchful eye any Mother’s Day Bouquets!
@TheCranbourne - March 22
We are ready to find out who is the Cranbourne winner and the overall winner from the Rotary essay competition
@TheCranbourne - March 14
Year 1 have had a visit from the vicar to learn about baptism
@TheCranbourne - March 14
Another trophy for the cabinet! Congratulations to the football A team!
@TheCranbourne - March 10
Year one have been busy following instructions and building houses.
@TheCranbourne - March 9
6JB are enjoying using the laptops for the first time to research historical figures from the 20th century!
@TheCranbourne - March 2
Thinking about kindness on world book day in year one today.
@TheCranbourne - February 24
Year one have been to the school library for the first time. They loved it and can’t wait to go back next Friday!
@TheCranbourne - February 23
Learning with our new outdoor equipment. Thank you FOCS!
@TheCranbourne - February 21
Year 5 are investigating a range of musical instruments as part of their DT topic.
@TheCranbourne - February 10
Year 3 completed our Roman history and non-fiction English units with a debate today! Was Boudicca a good leader?
@TheCranbourne - February 10
Our finalists. The non bibs won with a narrow margin after a fabulous game 3:2
@TheCranbourne - February 10
The final has started.
@TheCranbourne - February 10
The semi-finals are underway. The tension is rising.
@TheCranbourne - February 10
Year 6 are battling it out to become the ultimate hockey champions of 2023!
@TheCranbourne - February 9
Thank you to FOCS for the lovely resources you have bought for reception. We’ve had a good play, the children will enjoy them tomorrow!
@TheCranbourne - February 8
Thank you FOCs, love from The choir
@TheCranbourne - February 7
And choir are on their way home. See you soon!
@TheCranbourne - February 7
The choir have sung their hearts out and are on the coach waiting to leave. Hopefully see you soon!
@TheCranbourne - February 7
We are ready! Give us a wave when you get here!