(Ofsted 2023) "Leaders have ensured that there is an ambitious curriculum for all subjects, including the early years"
In Nursery and Reception, we follow the EYFS curriculum, ‘Development matters’. Our child centred approach focuses on the developmental needs and interests of all children. We plan and offer a range of learning opportunities which are child initiated and adult developed.
KS1 and KS2
In Key Stage 1 and 2, all teaching is based on the National Curriculum objectives. We ensure all children receive a broad and balanced curriculum, which is inclusive for all our children.
Weaving through all the learning are a wide variety of different learning and enrichment experiences, which include visitors, workshops and trips. These are carefully planned to enhance the teaching and learning of different topics and may come at any point within a topic.
We use Knowledge Organisers to support our children's learning. You can find out more here: Knowledge Organisers.
Through this approach, children get a wide range of learning experiences, with reading, writing, maths and technology underpinning everything we do. Health and Wellbeing is embedded throughout our curriculum through our PSHE curriculum and linked to our School Values and Learning Superpowers.
Our Crown Lane Values
Our Crown Lane Values were chosen together as a school, by children, staff and parents. They are:
Our Values are embedded across the curriculum, evident in assemblies and lessons, and support our attitudes to our learning and to each other.
Our Learning Superpowers
We have introduced our Learning Superpowers to underpin all our teaching and learning, ensuring that all our children are equipped with 21st century learning skills. Our Learning Superpowers are:
- Critical thinking
- Risk taking
Our Superpowers support us in our learning, meaning we can ask questions, work together, solve problems, take risks with our learning, take on new challenges, keep going and persevere when things become challenging and think about how we develop our learning further.
“Crown Lane is a really fun school. The lessons are really exciting. I especially like using the iPads and the laptops. Sometimes we do art, other times we do practical science, or go on a school trip – there is always something exciting with our learning!” - Year 4 Pupil
“Every day in Crown Lane you learn something new. You find out things in fun ways as all lessons are enjoyable. I love painting and going on the computers because painting is relaxing and ICT is fun. We have lots of learning experiences which are educational and exciting. Overall Crown Lane is the best school I’ve been to!” - Year 6 Pupil