At Crags we passionately believe in providing a curriculum that is inspiring and engaging because if children are interested and excited in what they are learning they will progress and achieve. Underpinning our curriculum are carefully planned activities to ensure that children are taught knowledge from each of the subjects of the National Curriculum. This ensures that the children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, which builds on the knowledge, skills and understanding of all children, whatever their starting points, enabling them to progress through each year group. The aim is for pupils to have a requisite knowledge to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education. It is important that our curriculum considers the development of the whole child and not just concentrating on academic success.
Our curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the EYFS and National Curriculum 2014, alongside other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils in the school.
English, Maths and Science are considered the core subjects in primary education. The National Curriculum sets out, in some detail, what must be taught in each of these subjects. They often form the majority of your child’s learning throughout the course of the week. At Crags, we use learning opportunities to incorporate both English and Maths into foundation subjects wherever we can.
These ‘foundation’ subjects include: Art, Computing, Design & Technology, Modern Foreign Languages (age 7+ only), Geography, History, Music, and Physical Education. For these subjects, the details in the curriculum are significantly briefer and schools have much more flexibility regarding what they cover in these subjects.