School Curriculum


Key Stage One and Two Curriculum Information

At Cropwell Primary School the children enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum. Our approach is to teach using ‘Contexts for Learning’ to enthuse and interest the children to make meaningful links between the subjects.  Where possible outside links, educational visits and experiential learning are planned for and take place. Each year group from Foundation (Reception) through to Year 6 has a new theme each term.

We are following the  National Curriculum that came into force in September 2014.

This covers a range of subjects as follows;

Core Subjects;

Foundation Subjects;

PHSE (personal, social, economic and health education) is also taught through a variety of different ways including ‘SEAL’ (Social and emotional aspects of learning) days each half term.

In additional to the above subjects, we focus on children’s spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development through enriching the curriculum in a variety of ways, including involvement in the local, national and international communities.

We use a skills based curriculum to enable children to make links between different subjects and apply their skills, knowledge and understand in a range of different curriculum areas. Children are given opportunities in particular to apply their writing and reading skills in a wide range of subject areas. We endeavour to provide engaging opportunities for all children so they are enthused by their learning.



Class R – Life Cycles, Farm Animals/Pirates, Seaside

Class 1 – Funny Boones – Human Body/Plants, Seeds and Trees 

Class 2 – Jetting Off – Holidays in the past and Travel

Class 3 – Romans and Vikings

Class 4 – Home and Away – Cropwell Bishop, Castleton and Australia

Class 5 – Ancient Greece

Class 6 – ‘That’s Entertainment’ – Theatre and Traditional Fairy Tales

Primary National Curriculum

Foundation Stage Curriculum

The Teaching of Early Reading