Curriculum at St Anne's

Curriculum Overviews

Statement of Intent

At St Anne’s we have developed our curriculum with the needs of our children at the very core. We strive to provide a variety of experiences and cultural capital to allow our children to gain skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable them to achieve their true potential and make positive contributions to society. Through our core values of Love, Respect and Responsibility we create a safe environment for our children to enquire and grow in a spirit of wonder and awe. Using the National Curriculum, St Anne’s has developed its own bespoke curriculum ensuring progression, breadth and depth of knowledge and skills. We celebrate diversity within our school and quality teaching and learning ensures that ALL learners can achieve their full potential, academically, spiritually and socially and in a spirit of confidence. We want our children to foster their relationship with God regardless of their point on their Faith Journey, and to put prayer at the heart of everything they do.

 

Our subject leaders have developed a bespoke curriculum for certain subjects which is clearly mapped for each subject and for each year group to ensure progression throughout the school.   By teaching discrete subjects, we have ensured that there is breadth of knowledge. By creating our own curriculum we have ensured that the breadth does not compromise the depth of understanding. Alongside assessment, both formative and summative and by combining research and our knowledge of our children, we ensure that new skills and knowledge is continually revisited through our knowledge organisers and quizzes ensuring life –long skills and understanding. Progress is measured for all children, regardless of their starting point, to give next steps in learning for each child. At St Anne’s we feel it is crucial for our children to develop their vocabulary across the curriculum.  We also believe reading is the heart of learning and we strive to provide as many opportunities for reading for pleasure as well as full-filling the National Curriculum requirements. All children have a growth mind-set with opportunities to influence their own learning.

 

Implementation 

An overall Long Term Plan shows how each subject is covered in each year group. We use a combination of specific schemes and St Anne’s bespoke curriculum.

R.E.: Salford Diocesan recommended scheme; ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’ and Caritas in Action.

RSE:  Ten: Ten scheme of work (recommended by Salford Diocese)

English (Writing and SPAG): National Curriculum objectives achieved through CLPE scheme and school topic based scheme (see English policy)

Reading: Read, Write, Inc EYFS/KS1. Project X, KS2. CLPE. Reading Explorers

Phonics:  Read, Write, Inc

Spelling:  Spelling Bee

Maths:     White Rose Maths  and Numicon

Science, History, Geography, Art, - St Anne’s Bespoke Curriculum

Computing: Purple Mash, Internet Legends. External Provider

Music:     Scheme of work provided and delivered by Oldham Music Service

P.E.:        Scheme of work provided by Oldham Sport Development in collaboration with St Anne’s

MFL: French: Kapow Primary scheme of work

DT: project on a page scheme of work

PSHE: Jigsaw

RSHE: Ten: Ten Resources

Phonics in EYFS and KS1

At St Anne's we follow the Read Writ Inc scheme of learning produced by Ruth Miskin Training

PSHE

In St Anne's we learn PSHE through the 'Jigsaw' scheme. Click below for the overview of all subjects we learn about from Early Years right the way through to Year 6

Science

Science Statement of Intent

At St Anne’s R.C. Primary School we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. As one of the core subjects taught in Primary Schools, we give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires. The Scientific area of learning is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world, and with developing skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry. It will develop the natural curiosity of the child, encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence.

 

Statement of Implementation

Teachers create a positive attitude to science learning within their classrooms and reinforce an expectation that all children are capable of achieving high standards in science.

Through careful planning we:

  • Build upon prior knowledge

  • Have clear lesson objectives and intentions

  • Working Scientifically skills are embedded into lessons

  • Introduce new vocabulary embed previously taught vocabulary

PE

PE Statement of Intent

At St. Anne’s R.C Primary School, we strive to create a culture which aims to inspire an active generation to enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of different physical activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development. The aim of PE is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Children are taught to observe and produce the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators. Thus embedding life-long values such as co-operation, collaboration and equity of play. A qualified Sports Development Sports Coach is employed for 4 afternoons to plan and deliver high quality curricular PE provision for the children across the school.

 

Statement of Implementation

We provide opportunities for children to learn how to stay safe by starting swimming lessons in Year 4 continuing until children have become confident in the water, knowing how to keep safe and also meet the National Curriculum requirements of swimming 25m by the end of Year 6.

Our PE Curriculum, along with PSHE and science, teaches children about the importance of healthy living and learning about the need for good nutrition. At St. Anne’s we aim for children to develop the necessary knowledge and skills which will have a positive impact on their future by becoming physically active citizens to benefit their long-term health and well-being.

DT

Statement of Intent

At St Anne’s RC Primary School we recognise the importance of Design Technology.   Design Technology should provide children with a real life context for learning.  At St Anne’s RC we want our pupils to develop their aspirations through creating opportunities for them in the wider world.  Through the Design Technology Curriculum pupils should be inspired by engineers, designers, chefs and architects to enable them to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with a real life purpose.

Statement of Implementation

Design Technology teaching should follow the design, make and evaluate cycle.  Each stage should be rooted in technical knowledge.  The design process should be rooted within relevant, real life contexts to provide meaningful learning opportunities.  While making children should experience a range of tools and materials.  To evaluate, children should use a design criteria in which to evaluate their products.  There should be evidence of the design, make and evaluate cycles, which should show clear progression across the key stages.  Children should develop their Design and Technology technical vocabulary.

Computing 

Computing Statement of Intent

At St Anne’s R.C. Primary School we want pupils to be masters of technology and not slaves to it. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in students' lives, therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want our pupils to be creators not consumers and our broad curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy reflects this. We recognise that the best prevention for a lot of issues we currently see with technology/social media is through education. Building our knowledge in this subject will allow pupils to effectively demonstrate their learning through creative uses of technology. We recognise that technology can allow pupils to share their learning in creative ways. We also understand the accessibility opportunities technology can provide for our pupils. Our knowledge rich curriculum has to be balanced with the opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge creatively which will in turn help our pupils become skilful computer scientists. We encourage staff to try and embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning creative and accessible. We want our pupils to be fluent with a range of tools to best express their understanding and hope by Upper Key Stage 2, children have the independence and confidence to choose the best tool to fulfil the task and challenge set by teachers.

Statement of Implementation

  • A clear and effective, bespoke cross curricular scheme of work, delivered by Technola ltd, that provides coverage in line with the National Curriculum. Teaching and learning should facilitate progression across all key stages within the strands of digital literacy, information technology and computer science. Lessons delivered by specialist teachers with in-depth knowledge of the curriculum and technology industry.

  • Access to resources which aid in the acquisition of skills and knowledge.

  • Children will have access to the hardware (computers, tablets, programmable equipment) and software that they need to develop knowledge and skills of digital systems and their applications

  • A clear and effective scheme of work that provides coverage in line with the National Curriculum.

  • Teaching and learning should facilitate progression across all key stages within the strands of digital literacy, information technology and computer science. Children will have the opportunity to explore and respond to key issues such as digital communication, cyber-bullying, online safety, security, plagiarism and social media.

  • Parents are informed when issues relating to online safety arise and further information/support is provided if required.

  • After school computing club is offered for each year group from Y1 to Y6 for half a term.

French

Computing Statement of Intent

Learning a foreign language provides an opening into other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

Between years 3 to 6, children will learn a range of skills including basic communication, and other phrases to help them discuss everyday topics such as weather, classroom items, animals, family and likes and dislikes. They will develop their skills so they are able to understand the grammatical differences between French and English.

 

Statement of Implementation

Children are taught through a variety of techniques following the Kapow languages guidance and lesson plans, teachers will adapt planning and resources as necessary to reflect the children’s understanding and their varying needs. Children that are high achieving will be challenged with more complex vocabulary and sentence structure both in written and spoken language. 

Children progress through the year groups focusing on different topics and skills. Children can ask and answer topic related questions and eventually move onto conversational French. They are eventually able to express opinions with fluency and perform short narratives. The teaching of MFL can be linked with and taught through many other subjects including counting in maths and looking at other French speaking countries in Geography. French is taught weekly in most circumstances and is evidenced through work and pictures on seesaw with a clear outline of what learning objectives have been for that week.

If you would like more information about our curriculum please ask your child's class teacher.