Crab Lane Primary School

'Where we belong, aspire and succeed'

Curriculum Introduction

Our curriculum is built on the research that learning is a change to long-term memory. Therefore, we have designed our curriculum to ensure that children revisit and review key elements of learning over time, with the aim being that it will stick. Our curriculum model takes into account children’s starting points and individual needs. It is underpinned by a commitment to our core values.

We aim for our children to retrieve, sustain and build their knowledge over the long-term. Therefore, we make links across and within year groups so that learning is built upon and connected.

Curriculum drivers shape our curriculum breadth. Our drivers are based on the needs of our children and community. Currently, our drivers are communication and language, aspiration and ambition, personal development and exploration and engagement with the wider world.

Cultural capital gives our students the vital background knowledge required to be informed and thoughtful members of their community. We plan in opportunities across a range of literature and experiences, both within the locality and beyond.

Our foundation curriculum supports children to build their knowledge, sustaining and retrieving effectively to make connections within and across year groups. Big Ideas and key themes within foundation subjects further enable these connections to be made. Knowledge mats are used as a tool to revisit previous content focusing on vocabulary and key concepts.

In order to measure the impact of our curriculum model, we undertake a range of monitoring including: speaking with pupils; learning walks and book looks; regular assessment judgements and moderation.


Speak to your class teacher to find out more about your child's year group curriculum. Alternatively, to discuss the curriculum in more general terms, contact the school office, who can make an appointment for you to speak to a senior member of staff.


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