Curriculum Overview

At Craven Primary Academy, our curriculum is carefully designed to ensure that children acquire the knowledge and skills needed for life beyond primary school. We build strong foundations in our Early Years Foundation Stage, which are built upon throughout children’s time at Craven due to our carefully sequenced and progressive curriculum.

Our curriculum over-emphasises the key means of learning that children need to develop automaticity in as we know that they are essential for children to access the curriculum and the wider world. We are aware that for learning to take place there must have been a change in a child’s long-term memory, therefore we use a range of strategies to enable pupils to remember what they have learned.

Reading is at the heart of our curriculum as it unlocks doors for our children; no matter who we are or our background, if we are able to read, we will acquire knowledge. Our curriculum gives children the opportunity to read for practise, purpose and pleasure. Practise is vital as our intent is that all children become fluent and confident readers. Reading for purpose excites our children to ask questions and learn new knowledge and skills. Reading for pleasure aims to make our children develop a love of reading that will last a lifetime.

To find out more about our Reading Enhanced Curriculum, click the link below.

For further information regarding our curriculum, please speak to Mr Lane.