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The KEYS Curriculum

KEYS Curriculum Intent

Our Curriculum has been designed by Cronton CE to provide a bespoke, unique and exciting curriculum that is tailor-made to suit our children, their learning and their futures.


Every child is unique and important. They are at the centre of their learning; starting as part of a class, whole school, the local community and then on to their future role in modern Britain and as a future global citizen.


We maintain a broad and balanced approach to our curriculum, which alongside English and Mathematics will provide our children with skills, knowledge and vocabulary rich experiences that excite and engage. We will foster attitudes and qualities which will enable them to become confident, caring, respectful and responsible citizens.


We provide a quality education that is inclusive and equips our children to be lifelong learners. We use a wide variety of resources to assist us in delivering this bespoke curriculum including specialist teachers, visits and curriculum enhancement weeks and ensure links and relationships are meaningful to them.


We believe that whilst being at Cronton CE, our children will receive a wide range of experiences to enhance their learning and to become well-rounded individuals. Their happiness and their futures are at the heart of Cronton’s eighteen carefully chosen Christian Values which are Generosity, Justice, Wisdom, Compassion, Forgiveness, Trust, Service, Humility, Friendship, Responsibility, Resilience, Perseverance, Courage, Creativity, Hope, Respect, Truthfulness and Peace. These are taught on a three year cycle with six values in each cycle.


Through our quality first teaching, which engages and inspires children, we will share with them the knowledge and skills required throughout the curriculum to ensure that every child achieves their “BEST”.

Believe in our faith and our self

Enjoy everything we do.

Succeed by showing determination and resilience.

Together in our school, community, country and world.



The purpose of our KEYS Curriculum is to unlock the potential in all children and ensure they are successful in life and learning. As a school, our curriculum sets high expectations for each and every child. The curriculum ensures that academic success, creativity and problem solving, reliability, responsibility and resilience, as well as physical development, well-being and emotional health are KEY elements that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning.

Our Curriculum Implementation

We use the National Curriculum as a basis of our curriculum and further details can be found on the Government National Curriculum website.

Please visit our class pages to see all the amazing work the children complete through our KEYS curriculum. 

Our curriculum starts in the Early Years Foundation Stage, with the delivery of the seven areas of learning and development.  We view EYFS as the beginning and first KEY point of our curriculum and a KEY part of the future subject specific learning and as such  pupils explore subjects in an appropriate manner.  In Year 1 to Year 6, subjects are then discretely taught following a well thought out and sequenced plan.  The National Curriculum provides the basis for the sequencing of our curriculum content  which is  carefully enhanced to reflect the children and the community we live in. 



Curriculum - Environment

Cronton CofE is committed to providing an environment that enables full curriculum access that values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to taking positive action in the spirit of the Equality Act 2010 with regard to disability and to developing a culture of inclusion, support and awareness within the school. 

Teaching and Learning in the Keys Curriculum


  • Teaching focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and the application of this in different contexts.
  • Learning is carefully sequenced and set out so that progression is built into the content of each subject.
  • Knowledge organisers (KEYS Sheets) are used to support teacher’s planning and outlining key knowledge and vocabulary for a topic.
  • Children revisit learning through regular quizzing and retrieval practice, which gives children the opportunity to recall key knowledge. This allows children to commit new information to their long-term memory.
  • Learning is planned in subjects with appropriate links between vocabulary and content, which develops stronger links in long term memory.
  • Children will have the opportunity to recall and apply their learning in to demonstrate what they have learned.

Example of our KEYS Sheet to support learning

Look here for all our KEYS sheets for each subject and year group. 

Our Curriculum

Here are details of the Curriculum being taught in each of the classes.  

Key Learning Attitudes

At Cronton, We know that children who develop KEY Learning attitudes will progress and be successful in life. Our five Key attitudes are embedded in our daily practice to encourage children to use these in their daily lives which will help them achieve, not only with us but in their future lives. 

We place our attitudes on DOORS that our KEYS curriculum helps them unlock.  



How we know our Curriculum is working.



Teachers have a coherent and sequenced curriculum to plan lessons. The plans provide a clear overview of endpoints to ensure progression and clear sequenced learning. Teachers can plan a clear sequence of lessons to develop the children’s knowledge and skills. Teachers are confident in delivering the curriculum to a high standard in all lessons due to applying a pedagogical practice based on research. Use of accurate assessment for learning constantly monitors children’s development.



Children can talk confidently about their work. They are learning more and remembering more. They are enthused and interested in a wide range of curriculum areas. They demonstrate excellent learning attitudes in all lessons. They are able to discuss their work confidently and explain how it is built on previous learning.  All children can access, enjoy and make progress within the KEYS curriculum regardless of their starting point or any additional needs they may have. Children have the opportunity to recall and apply their learning. Children use subject specific vocabulary in their work, which illustrates their developing understanding of the disciplines of each subject, Continue to develop their learning at home through homework helpers linked to the KEYS curriculum.


Curriculum Enhancements 

Our curriculum is enhanced by a variety of activities, trips and residentials. These ensure that our children have opportunities and develop their cultural capital. 

Curriculum Policy 2023-2024