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Cross Lane's Curriculum


Long term plans are on a two-year cycle for Key Stage One and Lower Key Stage Two: Year A (2023 - 2024) and Year B (2024 - 2025). Nursery and Reception have separate curriculums.

Detailed, long-term plans can be found below. Our curriculum follows the 2014 National Curriculum and provides broad and balanced learning experiences, whilst fulfiling the duties of the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. To learn how we implement and monitor this curriculum, please view the full curriculum statement here. This should be read in conjunction with the Curriculum: Teaching and Learning and Assessment Policy

The curriculum overviews below were initially the result of 3 years of revisions and updates through a rigorous process of review in discussion and collaboration with all stakeholders. Our curriculum journey began in May 2019, with our 'new curriculum' launch in September 2020. Since then, different subjects have been edited and adapted and overviews updated as a result of the ever-changing needs of the children. The overviews below are the most have recently updated documents (April 2024).

Nursery Overview

Reception Overview


Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

Key Stage 1 - Year A  (2023-2024)             Key Stage 1 - Year B (2024-2025)


Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4)

Lower Key Stage 2 - Year A  (2023-2024)           Lower Key Stage 2 - Year B (2024-2025)


Upper Key Stage 2  (Years 5 and 6)

Upper Key Stage 2 - Year A (2023-2024)             Upper Key Stage 2 - Year B (2024-2025)


Further information 

2014 National Curriculum

Parents' Guide   

The school uses Read, Write. Inc. Phonics for the teaching of early reading. Read Write Inc. Phonics is a DfE-validated systematic synthetic phonics programme with a whole school approach to teaching early reading and writing, designed to ensure progress for every child. Further information can be found here: Introduction to Read, Write, Inc. 

Read, Write, Inc. has been successfully established at Cross Lane Primary School since October 2019. 

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