Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” Chinese Proverb

The St Anne’s curriculum is designed with knowledge at its heart to ensure that children develop an extensive understanding of the world as well as a strong vocabulary base.  The curriculum promotes long-term learning with particular emphasis on children knowing facts by heart and building rich webs of knowledge as they progress – this creating ‘sticky’ learning.  As a result, we have carefully sequenced our Foundation Subjects so that each unit of work builds directly on what has come before.  We carefully check, activate and make connections with prior knowledge to ensure our pupils are able to build upon previous learning. We believe that knowledge breeds curiosity – as pupils learn more about the world they become more curious.

Every child at St Anne’s is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. We constantly provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We use the School Values to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.

Over the last year we have invested a significant amount of time in developing a knowledge and skills based curriculum to give our pupils access to the very best curriculum content. This ensures that pupils secure a solid base to build upon as they move up through school and beyond- leaving St Anne’s with the confidence and skills to: make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.

Enrichment activities- St Anne’s pledge

Please note that our Foundation Subjects Curriculum is a working progress which will be updated regularly and so some subjects may contain more detailed information than others. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact school and arrange to speak with our curriculum lead, Mrs N Moorhouse.