At St Anne’s we deliver the National Curriculum in Years 1-6, alongside a broad, balanced, creative, knowledge and skills-based curriculum. Each half term every class has a topic theme. A great deal of the learning takes place through this theme, eg. ‘Under the Sea’. We aim to enthuse our children as much as possible, and therefore a range of resources and strategies will be used to enhance learning.
In Nursery and Reception, activities are planned for children to work towards achieving a Good Level of Development through following the statutory guidance in the Early Years Framework 2021.
If you would like any further information about the curriculum at St Anne’s, please do not hesitate in contacting one of the following members of staff:
- Mrs Ferris (Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 Leader)
- Mr Davies (Key Stage 2 Leader)
- Mrs Webb (Headteacher)
Each subject follows its own curriculum path using the National Curriculum as the foundation. Below gives you more information on each subject and what is taught and how.
Our early years foundation stage compromises of a nursery class and a reception class. The overviews for their learning are below. They are linked to the National Curriculum using colours so the links between the two phases of education are progressive from reception into year 1.
Red Rose Maths is taught in years 1 to 4 and the Lancashire Mathematics Scheme in years 5 and 6. We firmly believe and teach in the sequence of concrete, modelling then to abstract concepts in a mastery approach.
Below are the overviews of what our children learn in each year group and when.
We have Active Maths lessons where our children are embedding their learning in Maths by being up and active. More information can be seen on this using the link below.
Please click on the following to see the yearly key learning overviews of what we expect each child to learn in each year group in Mathematics.
St Anne’s Mathematics policy can be read below.
English is taught in a sequence from reading through to writing based on range of fiction, non fiction and poetry. Guided reading is taught on carousel where reading skills are taught and Accelerated Reader is used for the home reading scheme. Children ‘quiz’ after completing a book and this is based on comprehension skills and understanding.
Red Rose Phonics is the scheme used to teach early reading from Reception to year 2. Fast Tack Phonics and Bounce Back phonics are intervention schemes that are used in key stage 1 and 2 when needed.
The progression of learning can be seen below.
Writing is taught through each English unit. Over a three week unit there are four opportunities for pupils to write independently. These focus of these writing outcomes are: a cross curricular piece, a creative piece, a piece linked to the previous English unit and the end of unit write. We be as creative as we can when enthusing our pupils to write in order to engage them so the best outcomes are produced.
Please click on the following to see the key learning overviews for Reading and Writing in each year group:
You can read our English policy below.
Science: Wherever possible, Science is taught through a creative topic. PLAN is used to teach Science through the following areas: plants, living things and their habitats, animals including humans, evolution and inheritance, seasonal changes, materials, rocks, light, forces, sound, electricity and earth and space. Each unit begins with a WOW launch to create interest and engagement in the new topic being taught. This is practical, can be outdoors and sparks the children’s love for learning in Science.
Below is the whole school overview for each Science topic and what each year group will learn.
Music: A fantastic resource called Charanga is used to enhance teaching and learning in Music! This is a progressive scheme which our children fully engage with and love.
Our Music can be read below.
There are also termly concerts for the children to demonstrate their learning to an audience and parents are warmly invited. Children from Year 1 upwards can buy into peripatetic guitar/ukelele/keyboard lessons. Please make enquiries at the office or using the link below.
Use this link to see a performance from one of our classes: https://youtu.be/ea8tqLEmKLY
RE: At St Anne’s we follow the agreed syllabus from Manchester Diocese through school. This includes non-Christian faiths as well as a focus on Christianity. Click here for the RE long term plan. Each lessons begins with a SASA (Spirituality At St Anne’s) activity linked to our whole school Christian values, then the main RE teaching and lessons finish with a big questions for the children to ponder and discuss. We encourage our children to explore, question, challenge injustice and be courageous advocates for change when something is not fair.
Our RE policy can be read below.
Computing: Purple Mash is used to teach computing through a progressive scheme. Each year group has six units of learning and one is always Online Safety.
Below are some website to help keep children safe online.
- Childnet International: http://www.childnet.com
- Digizen: http://www.digizen.org
- Internet Watch Foundation: http://www.iwf.org.uk
- Think U Know: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk
- UK Safer Internet Centre: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk
Geography: Wherever possible, Geography is taught through a creative topic. Every half term each class is taught a unit from the Geography National Curriculum which builds on the previous years skills and knowledge the children have learned.
History: Wherever possible, History is taught through a creative topic. Every half term each class is taught a unit from the History National Curriculum which builds on the previous years skills and knowledge the children have learned.
Our History policy can be read below.
Art and Design
These two subjects are taught coherently over each year group. The document below is where both subjects are clearly planned progressively with four units or Art taught and two unit of Design Technology each year.
Art: Wherever possible, Art is taught through a creative topic. Every half term each class is taught a unit from the Art National Curriculum which builds on the previous years skills and knowledge the children have learned.
Our Art policy can be viewed below.
Design Technology: Wherever possible, DT is taught through a creative topic. Classes are taught a unit from the Design Technology Curriculum which builds on the previous years skills and knowledge the children have learned. This is taught over a series of weeks and results in a finished product.
Read our school’s DT policy below.
PSHE: This subject is taught using the Coram Life Education schemes, SCARF Scarf means: Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship.
This is a fully comprehension scheme and includes the new government requirements on relationships and sex education. Some of the units have been moved into different year groups to reflect our school ethos and so we are teaching units when feel our children are ready.
See below for our school’s PSHE policy.
PE/Sport: St Anne’s buys into the Rossendale School’s Sports partnership who teach weekly lessons from the National Curriculum along with our own sports coach, Liam.
Languages: Spanish is the modern foreign language taught at St Anne’s predominantly in Years 3-6. The scheme that is used is Language Angels which is fully comprehensive and progressive. Spanish is taught in four distinct areas: listening and responding, speaking, reading and responding and writing.
See below for our modern Foreign languages policy.
We know at St Anne’s that learning outdoors in a Forest School style has a positive impact on children’s engagement and love of learning. We aim to have our children learning outdoors as often as possible. This is done as part of other curriculum areas or as a discreet lessons. We love to take our children into our local area, walking in this hills where our children can experiences the outdoors and learn about our local area.
You can read more in our policy below.
School and National Guidance
Click on each of the links to download the documents:
- National Curriculum September 2014
- National Curriculum Guide for parents
- Sports Provision
- Our Approach to Reading at St Anne’s June 2022
In the event of a prolonged school closure, remote learning systems will be put in place, which can be read about in the following statement: