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The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all our pupils. Our curriculum is rich, ambitious and relevant to the children in our community. It supports risk-taking, invites sharing of ideas and develops life-long learning. We ensure that learning is at an appropriate level for every child.

Early Years children have a curriculum, which meets the requirements set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework. There are 7 areas of learning.

Three Prime Areas:

  • Communication and Language 

  • Physical Development

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development


Four Specific Areas:

  •  Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design


The curriculum is taught in a very hands on way and develops children’s exploration and independence skills.  

All children have the opportunity for learning through child initiated activities in the indoor and outdoor environment, adult led activities and direct teaching time.

Children in Year 1 to Year 6 follow the National Curriculum. All the children follow the programmes of study laid down in the National Curriculum.  


The core subjects are:

  • English

  • Mathematics 

  • Science

The other subjects are called the foundation subjects and include:

  • Art

  • Computing

  • Design Technology

  • Languages (for KS2 children only. At Crabtree  Farm we teach Spanish)

  • Geography

  • History

  • Music

  • P.E.

The children are also taught:

  • R.E (Religious Education)

  • PSHE (Personal, Social,Health and Economic) Education

  • RSHE (Relationship, Sex and Health Education)

The school teaches phonics using Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised.

We try to encourage parents/carers to be partners with us in their child’s education.  The most important way is through day to day contact.  We encourage a two way feedback between home and school; and appreciate parents/carers who support their child with any home learning. 

We have our Crabtree Stars every Friday, where we celebrate children's achievements. Each half term we have a Superstars Assembly to acknowledge pupils  who have worked incredibly hard over the half term.

Have a look at the Curriculum Overview for your child's year group to see what they are learning.  If you wish to know more about our curriculum please call into the school office and ask to speak to a member of our Senior Leadership Team.

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