Curriculum at Long Crendon School

We follow the National Curriculum, and each subject is led by a staff member.

The intentions for our teaching and learning are in our Learning and Development map.

Long Crendon School Learning and Development Map

Curriculum Policy Spring 2021.docx

Our English Lead is Mrs Jennings and our Maths Lead is Mrs Woodward.

The Curriculum maps are as follows for each year group:

Phonics and Spelling 

In the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) children are taught synthetic phonics using Jolly Phonics in conjunction with the Letters and Sounds phases.

Year 1-6 learn spellings using the Rising Stars spelling scheme, which ensures comprehensive teaching of the key spelling rules and follows the National Curriculum. Children study the High Frequency word lists for each year group and have weekly spelling lessons. Spelling rules are sent home to learn and rehearse with parents and guardians.


We follow a Mastery Maths programme which uses practical equipment to help children build an understanding of abstract concepts. The tasks are then scaffolded: Do It, Secure It, Deepen It, allowing each child the opportunity to move up this ladder of activities each lesson.

If you would like further information about the curriculum in our school, please contact the Headteacher who will be happy to discuss it with you.

Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)

Sex and Relationships Education Policy

We have just started a PSHE programme called ‘Jigsaw’ which is a comprehensive scheme of work that has been produced in line with the DfE recommendation for statutory PSHE (including high quality SRE). There will be further information to follow as well as an information evening for parents (date to be set).

In the meantime, here are some recommended books to generate discussion between parent and child and support the SRE curriculum in school.

Lower Key Stage 2:
‘Where Willy Went’…  – Nicholas Allen
‘Mummy Laid An Egg’ –  Babette Cole

Upper Key Stage 2:
‘Usbourne Facts of Life, Growing Up’ (All about adolescence, body change and sex) – Susan Meredith and Robyn Gee

These books are all available from local booksellers or online. They are just suggestions and it is up to parents to read them first and assess their suitability for their own child/children.

Outside the Curriculum

At Long Crendon School, we aim to provide a breadth and balance of experiences alongside the curriculum, providing opportunities to participate in local and global community events.

The following images are from a whole school art exhibition that marked the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.