Cranberry Academy’s curriculum is designed to ensure that all pupils have access to all that the National Curriculum offers and more. It is planned carefully to ensure that all children are challenged, engaged and motivated to learn. We believe that education is preparation for life.
At Cranberry Academy, we would like our curriculum to be purposeful and memorable. We believe that our curriculum will create well-rounded, lifelong learners who are prepared for the challenges and adventures that await them through our values of respect, resilience, happiness, self-belief, curiosity and kindness. These values are at the heart of everything that we do. The school’s curriculum is focused on the development of children’s knowledge and skills across all primary subjects with the aim of ensuring that the children are ready for the next stage of their learning and will therefore impact positively on their cultural capital. The National Curriculum subjects have been organised into themes with consideration given to how learning within each subject is connected and sequenced (where curriculum content is not strengthened or supported by a thematic approach, it is taught in discrete lessons). We are proud that our curriculum is accessible to all children including meeting the needs of children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (see SEND Policy and Equality Statement)
TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF
Our teachers and support staff are outstanding in terms of qualifications, experience and commitment. We have an Inclusion team who are fully trained to meet the safeguarding and emotional needs of the children and their families.
EXTRA CURRICULUM OPPORTUNITIES
Cranberry Academy is fully committed to providing quality extra curricular activities and opportunities. All children in FS2, Key Stage 1 and 2 (age 5-11) have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of clubs including football, computing, choir, art and crafts, Lego club and many others.
Should you wish to visit our school to see our excellent facilities for yourself, or find out more information about our curriculum, please do come and visit us – we would love to see you.
Useful websites for the curriculum
https://www.khanacademy.org – especially good for maths and computing for all ages
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Scratch (This link is also on our computing page)
Creative computer programming
ICT Games ( also see attached some home learning cards)
https://www.ictgames.com/ – A range of online activities linked to subjects for KS1 and KS2
Interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
Activities to try in the garden!
Resources for English language learning
Educational apps (click on the link below)
Home learning packs and Activities