Curriculum

What do we teach?
Crosby School follows the national curriculum (for detailed information regarding the national curriculum please follow this link to the official government publication)
We teach the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Art and design
  • Computing
  • Design and Technology
  • French (Years 3-6 only)
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music (Year 5/6 children have a violin lesson once a week)
  • Physical Education (Year 5/6 children go swimming once a week)
  • Religious Education (following the North Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus)
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (including age-appropriate sex and relationships education)

(Parents have the right to withdraw their child from religious education lessons and assemblies. Please inform us if you do not want your child to take Part in religious education and/or assemblies, and discuss with us alternative provision that we can make.)

At Crosby School we believe in developing the children’s first-hand experience, and often have visitors into school to support the children’s learning, and take the children out on regular school visits.

Foundation Stage
In the Foundation Stage the children learn through short, directed activities, and through independent learning through play. 

What will my child be learning?

In Key Stage One and Key Stage Two we teach the ten national curriculum subjects laid out by the Government. These subjects are illustrated in the below tables:

If you would like to find out more about the things we teach, please call in at the office and we can provide you with more information.

English (sometimes called Literacy)

In English children are being taught how to read and how to communicate (both in their speaking and their writing). Crosby School teaches early reading through the use of phonics following a programme called “Letters and Sounds” www.letters-and-sounds.com There are also free phonic games to play at www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Children have a reading lesson every day. In Years 3-6 this reading lesson takes place at 9:00am and is taught in ability groups. Please make sure your child is on time every day so they do not miss this important reading lesson. Also, please help your child at home by listening to them read, and talking about their reading on a regular basis. Recent and powerful research suggests reading for pleasure is key to future success in all subjects.

Children are taught how to write by using the Crosby handwriting style (please call in to the office if you would like a copy of this). At the start of their time at Crosby, children learn how to write sentences and then longer pieces. Over time they learn about different styles of writing (e.g. stories, poetry, reports, persuasion).

Children are taught grammar and spelling. Please help your child at home by practising appropriate spellings provided by the class teacher.

We encourage all children to join a local library. Taking the time to take your child to the library once every couple of weeks can really make a difference to their learning

Mathematics (sometimes called Numeracy)

In maths children are taught about our number system, the value of digits in numbers (place value), and then about the 4 main number operations. Language is attached to symbols (e.g. + means “get ready to get some more”) to secure understanding. Children are taught to apply their skills in a wide variety of different contexts. Times tables are taught systematically. Children also study other areas of mathematics such as shape and space, measures (mass, length and time) and data.

There are many ways you are support your child’s learning:

  • Counting games
  • Times tables practice
  • Using mathletics (from Year 3 upwards) www.mathletics.co.uk (children have their own log in)
  • counting with money and giving change
  • measuring using different units (grams and kilograms, litres and millilitres, millimetres, centimetres and metres)
  • telling the time using an analogue clock (a clock with an hour hand and a minute hand).

There are many good websites that can help learning