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.

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.

The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum and ensures that all areas of the National Curriculum are covered at the appropriate level for all of our children.
All the children follow the programmes of study laid down in the National Curriculum.  The core subjects are English, Mathematics and Science.  The other subjects are called the foundation subjects and include: Art, Computing, Design Technology, Languages (for KS2 children only. At Crabtree we teach Spanish.), Geography, History, Music and P.E.

The children are also taught R.E, Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education and 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.  We need parents to support their child with their homework.

We have our Crabtree Stars assembly every Friday where we celebrate children's achievements.

Early Years children follow an Early Years Curriculum. 
The curriculum has 7 areas of learning.