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 Duffy (Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 Leader)
- Mr Davies (Key Stage 2 Leader)
- Mrs Webb (Headteacher)
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:
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.
Red Rose Maths is taught in years 1 to 3 and the Lancashire Mathematics Scheme in years 4 to 6. We firmly believe and teach in the sequence of concrete, modelling then to abstract concepts in a mastery approach.
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 each year group will learn in Mathematics.
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.
Floppy’s Phonics is the validated scheme used to teach early reading from reception to years 2. Fast Tack Phonics and Bounce Back phonics are intervention schemes that are used in key stage 2 when needed.
Please click on the following to see the key learning overviews for Reading and Writing in each year group:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Design Technology: Wherever possible, DT is taught through a creative topic. Every half term each class is taught a unit from the Design Technology Curriculum which builds on the previous years skills and knowledge the children have learned.
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.
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.
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 Annes June 2022