Curriculum & Assessment

‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’

Nelson Mandela 

Our Curriculum

We are very proud of our curriculum.

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‘ Learn to love…. Love to learn’

We want our children to feel safe, loved and cared for in a safe environment. Our core value is integral to everything we do. We want our children to love learning. The core intention of our curriculum is for children to develop a deep body of knowledge and skills through engaging and memorable learning experiences which encourage all children to be curious and ask ‘big’ questions whilst developing independence, confidence and resilience in their learning. 

Children will learn through a thematic, enquiry based curriculum that still maintains the integrity of individual subjects. The curriculum will support children to develop a  rich vocabulary. Through clear, planned progression, the curriculum has woven knowledge, skills, vocabulary and concepts throughout all the enquiries studied. Our curriculum has strong links with the local area and the UK and makes links to significant people and places within the locality.  Click the following link to see the visual representation of our curriculum concepts – Curriculum Concepts.

Our curriculum prepares children to live in their world and to be able to contribute as knowledgeable and responsible citizens. Church values and British values are integral to our the curriculum and contribute to the legacy that we give to the world through the generations of children that ‘ learn to love and love to learn’  at our school. All children at St Anne’s are ensured  a safe, caring ethos and environment that nurtures their physical and emotional health. All children are entitled to an education that builds cultural capital and gives them  the chance to access the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.


In primary schools within The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT), we teach the National Curriculum 2018 through 21 x 12 week learning enquiries over seven years; three per year for each year group.

Learning Enquiry One Learning Enquiry Two Learning Enquiry Three
EYFS Can you tell me a story?

What makes the outdoors great?

Who would you be if you lived in a castle?

What is the natural world?

Can I build a boat that floats?

How healthy is our world?

Year One What’s around me What’s it made of? What made Weston super?
Year Two Who is the greatest explorer? Who made the most difference? What is Life
Year Three Who settled here first? Could you live without electricity? Can things grow in a desert?
Year Four What would Britain be like if the Romans hadn’t invaded? Is the natural world dangerous? What does it mean to be human?
Year Five How green is our planet? Where is space? Why were the Vikings vicious?
Year Six Why do we remember? Who holds the power? Should we adapt?


The impact of our curriculum will be measured by ascertaining how much children know and can do from one learning enquiry to the next. We will evaluate what knowledge and understanding our children have gained against age related expectations.

‘Learning is defined as an alteration in long term memory. If nothing has been altered in long-term memory-nothing has been learned’ – Sweller et al

Assessment will be part of everyday classroom practice combining a responsive teaching approach with time given to children to make improvements and correct misconceptions. At the end of each learning enquiry a dedicated week is allocated for summative assessments which will include nationalised tests, self and peer quizzes etc.

If you wish to find out more about our Curriculum, please contact Ian Phillips – our Curriculum Lead.

National curriculum documents: