"Children make particularly good progress in their literacy, numeracy and personal and social skills because they enjoy what they do and expectations are high. The teaching of phonics is very good, as is the development of children’s writing and number skills." Ofsted May 2015

What and how are we teaching your child?

This section of the website aims to give you some idea of curriculum coverage for each year group, as well as tell you more about how we teach some of the core elements in school - reading, writing and maths.


Our Curriculum Policy


What is happening in each year group in Spring 2018?

Here is the information from the Autumn 2017 term:





How do we teach your child to read?


You can read about how reading is taught in school in the following 2 documents:

Teaching reading at Hutton Cranswick 

Guided Reading approach


What process do we go through when we teach writing?


You can read about how writing is taught in school in the following 2 documents:

Teaching writing at Hutton Cranswick

The writing process at Hutton Cranswick - How do we get to a quality, independent piece of writing?



How do we assess the progress your child is making in school?

You can read the school's Assessment Policy. This will provide you with information on how we assess progress, how we gather data and when this occurs throughout the year.



PE and Games - Working with First Steps 

In order to improve the quality of PE and Games provision in school , we are working with First Steps to support teaching and CPD for teachers in regard to dance and gymnastics, and  to improve the provision of games skills we teach in lessons. The teachers in the year group is in attendance at the lessons and will gradually take over the whole lesson using the skills gained.
Lessons are appropriately matched to the age and ability of the individuals involved. Importantly lessons are enjoyable and safe with an outcome of children being more active both during and outside of school hours.

Making learning fun and challenging

We believe children learn best through doing and through enjoying achieving their own personalised goals. From this September 2015, all children in school are striving to achieve their learning goals, as when they have demonstrated they can apply their learning challenge on at least 3 separate occasions, they can put a raffle ticket in the box and have a chance to win prizes weekly in our Achievement Assembly.  


High Expectations

Building further on our personalised learning goals is a heightened set of expectations of performance across school. Teachers are set challenging targets to improve pupil progress, but children are also expected to perform at their best level at all times.

We have this year introduced the 'Pen Licence'! When children have shown that they are producing their best work consistently using our cursive script technique, they are then allowed to write in pen in their books. This has caused a real buzz of excitement in school, and not only that, has clearly improved the quality of presentation of all children.

Our handwriting style: