"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)

Our curriculum at Hutton Cranswick C P School is inspired by and reflects our Vision and Aims.


Aspire, Believe, Succeed – Together We Achieve


As our vision states we will – aspire to be the best we can be, allowing everyone to achieve and experience success.

In order to achieve this we will:

H - Help grow good people who are inspired to make a difference to our community and world.

C - Care for and value ourselves and each other, ensuring everyone feels happy and has a smile on their face.

C - Celebrate positive and enthusiastic learners who persevere with challenges.

P - Provide a safe environment where we feel safe and act responsibly.

S - Secure and develop skills that will help us throughout life.

We nurture and develop learners for life by ensuring that our curriculum is broad and balanced, relevant, purposeful and above all prepares our children for the next stages of their learning journey and beyond. Our curriculum is highly aspirational and challenges all children to ‘Be the Best they can Be’.


Building upon the objectives of the National Curriculum, East Riding RE syllabus and sport provisions, our curriculum fully equips the children with a breadth of knowledge, skills and experiences.  


The rationale behind our curriculum was to offer our children a wide range of experiences to extend and enrich their understanding of themselves and the world in which they live. We place considerable emphasis on active involvement, opportunities and enrichment which makes our curriculum unique: inspiring environments, school visits, school visitors, bespoke parental engagement and celebrations of success all combine to provide the best possible curriculum experience. We actively promote British values and embed SMSC across the curriculum to prepare our children for life in modern day Britain.  

Knowledge, skills, attitudes and values are developed at our school that equip our children with a toolkit of transferable skills to enable them to become lifelong learners and to function positively in their present and future lives.


Our curriculum is mainly thematic across all year groups, but with flexibility to add in freestanding learning opportunities. At Hutton Cranswick C P School we drive the expectations through a skills based approach whereby the children work on skills that can then be utilised and applied in other learning situations. We introduce our themes through HCCPS Learning Challenges. Therefore our topic/enquiry areas will be referred to as Learning Challenges and will mainly be question based. Using Learning Challenges provides more of a hook for the children and further develops questioning, reasoning and thinking skills.


We teach many of our Learning Challenges as a ‘block’. We focus on the Learning Challenge most days in a week for so many weeks.  Children therefore becoming more absorbed and immersed in the challenge, it offers continuity, connections and also enables children to reach a greater depth and level of understanding in their learning.  To support the Learning Challenges further, staff organise other activities, trips and visitors designed to enrich the experience for the children and make them memorable. 


At the start of every Learning Challenge our children complete a KWL (What I Know, What I Want to learn and What I have Learnt). This initial assessment enables staff to tailor the curriculum/learning challenge to the children’s starting points, needs and interests. At the end of the Learning Challenge the children return to the grid to add in purple pen what they have learnt. This is one of our assessment tools to assess a child’s understanding, knowledge and learnt skills.


We use a tracking system called FLiC to assess all children against the skills objectives taught throughout the Learning Challenge. This is an informative tool that allows us to work on skills not met or not fully secure within the next Learning Challenge.

Below is our Curriculum Overview for 2018/2019

Follow this link to find out more about our agreed East Riding RE Syllabus:  East Riding RE Syllabus 

How do we keep you informed?

Each term every class will receive a curriculum newsletter. This will contain information about what is being taught across that term, and any ways you can support and get involved. We also save these in our Curriculum Newsletters section of our website. 

As well as this, we offer our Parents/Carers Open Morning in the Autumn term and regular parents/carers evenings and workshops.

Don't forget to keep up to date with our learning on Twitter @HuttonCran 

If you would like to know more about our Curriculum please don't hesitate to contact us at school. Your child's class teacher and/or a member of the Senior Leadership Team would be more than happy to help. 

Below is an example of how we block our HCCPS Learning Challenges across the year to enable greater depth of understanding, knowledge and skills. 

We teach our HCCPS Learning Challenges through a skills based approach. Below are our skills documents for the foundation subjects.