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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Intent 

‘ 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.

Implementation

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.

In the table below, you can find the learning enquiries for your child at St. Anne’s.

Learning Enquiry One Learning Enquiry Two Learning Enquiry Three
EYFS Learning Enquiries What makes me special and belong? What makes living things change and grow? What do other countries look like?
YEAR 1 Learning Enquiries What does nature mean to me? What are things made from? What is my town like?
YEAR 2 Learning Enquiries What helps living things grow and thrive? What difference can a person make? What will we see when we explore the world?
YEAR 3 Learning Enquiries How has electricity impacted our lives? How did people start to settle? How did the Nile help Egyptians survive and thrive?
YEAR 4 Learning Enquiries How did the Roman invasion change life in Britain? How is the natural world unpredictable? How do animals survive ?
YEAR 5 Learning Enquiries Why should we help to look after the planet? Why is the world unfair? Why do people invade and settle?
YEAR 6 Learning Enquiries Why must we remember? Why is power important? Why do we need to adapt and change?

 

Impact

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.  ian.phillips@saca.theplt.org.uk

National curriculum documents:  https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/425601/PRIMARY_national_curriculum.pdf