Curriculum

We are committed to providing a personalised curriculum with the individual pupil at the heart of everything we do. We aim to provide a broad and balanced, enriched and extended curriculum tailored to individual needs.

Our curriculum comprises all the learning and other experiences that we plan to meet the needs and interest of our pupils.  It is constantly evolving to develop the skills needed for children to become successful learners, help prepare them for life in modern Britain and empower them to achieve success in the future. Our aim, to deliver a dynamic and innovative curriculum that challenges, excites and inspires children to become successful and confident learners and achieve their best, is the main driving force behind how we design and deliver our curriculum.

The school’s curriculum promotes and sustains a thirst for knowledge and understanding, and a love of learning. It covers a wide range of subjects and provides opportunities for academic, technical, creative and sporting excellence.  It has a very positive impact on all pupils’ behaviour and safety, and contributes very well to pupils’ academic achievement, their physical well-being, and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

A central aim of our curriculum is to work in collaboration with families and the local community to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve; and to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. Through a well-planned and organised curriculum, effectively taught by qualified and enthusiastic teachers, pupils are helped to:

  • Gain a joy and commitment to learning that will last a lifetime
  • Develop the essential literacy and numeracy skills they need to learn
  • Develop the attitudes, understanding and skills to become successful, independent learners
  • Foster their creativity
  • Develop lively enquiring minds
  • Develop personal values, qualities and attitudes and be respectful other people and their views and opinions
  • Develop appreciation and concern for the environment
  • Work co-operatively with others
  • Work toward achieving their potential

In order to enhance children’s learning we provide different activities in the school day these include:

WHOLE SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

Throughout the year, themed days/weeks are woven into the curriculum to extend the breadth and balance of opportunities we offer our pupils. These include – Anti-bullying Week and Internet Safety Day, World Book Day, Sport & Health Week, Mini-enterprise Week, Fair Trade Fortnight, Science Day, Community Day, European Day of Languages, RE Days and others.

EDUCATIONAL VISITS

Educational Visits School trips and visits are an integral part of the education of children at Croft Church of England Primary School.  We value the opportunities such visits offer our pupils and the commitment of staff and adults undertaking them.  Trips include class visits aimed at bringing learning alive and providing first-hand experience; extra-curricular outings such as sporting events; and attending or taking part in performances or competitions.

Children in Years 5 and 6 have the opportunity to take part in residential visits. These are planned to provide new and exciting experiences such as beck scrambling, orienteering, climbing, kayaking, archery and lots more.

VISITORS TO SCHOOL

Visitors have a valuable role to play and can contribute to many aspects of the life and work of the school.  They deliver talks, workshops and full day activities across a wide range of subjects, giving pupils access to outside experiences and expertise. Visitors provide a link with the wider community – children have the opportunity to work alongside artists, musicians, authors, health professions and others.

EXTRA CURRICULAR CLUBS

A variety of Clubs are provided for extended learning opportunities. These may take place at lunchtimes or after school. They include Computing, Science, Art, Music, Drama, R.E. and Sport and take place at different times of the year.

PERFORMING ARTS (DRAMA, DANCE AND MUSIC)

Children are encouraged to build their self-confidence and showcase their talents in a variety of ways. All children are involved in school performances at Christmas. Throughout the school year they perform in Collective Worship, end of year services and celebrations. Children sing, play instruments, act and dance.