St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School’s Curriculum Vision
The staff and governors of St Anne’s have a clear vision of the education we provide for our children. Our curriculum has been designed to match our Mission Statement aim to be an ‘inclusive learning community which provides an education that fully recognises the uniqueness, gifts and talents of each member of our school community. ‘We believe that the curriculum should inspire and challenge all children and prepare them to be lifelong learners; we believe that the curriculum is a powerful tool that promotes equality of opportunity, develops aspirations, encourages a willingness to explore, take risks and develops a love of learning. We recognise that children have a thirst for knowledge and we are committed to nurturing young: writers, performers, readers, international speakers, mathematicians, scientists, historians, geographers, artists, designers, musicians, sports persons, computer users and so much more. Every child is encouraged to succeed through our broad, balanced and enriching curriculum, based upon strongly held Christian values preparing children for life in modern Britain. The Catholic ethos is central to all that we do in school and our vision for loving, learning and growing in faith is paramount to all that we do.
We are passionate in our belief that the curriculum underpins all of our provision as a school, and that through it the children should receive good spiritual, moral, social and cultural guidance and, as a result, make excellent progress socially and academically, equipping them to become the good citizens and leaders of tomorrow. We strive to ensure that there is a broad range of enrichment opportunities including free-to-all extra-curricular activities which promote learning, personal growth and development.
Language is a key focus for us, both to develop the children’s communication abilities and also to provide them with the rich and specific vocabulary from across the curriculum, further enhancing their subject knowledge and understanding. We wish for every child, regardless of their background, to find their voice for success in school and in life.
Our mission in St Anne’s is to tailor the curriculum specifically for our children, to plan and deliver to suit the needs of the learners. We work hard to continue to create and develop a curriculum that harnesses all of the statutory objectives creating school schemes of work and topics, which are relevant and stimulating to children in the locality they live and teaches them about the wider world, breaking down cultural and physical barriers.
Having such a culturally diverse school is a cause for celebration for us and the children learn about the heritage, culture and diversity of our families through our curriculum. We are grateful to be part of such a vibrant city and the children have many opportunities to learn about Liverpool’s heritage as they progress through the school.
Our curriculum is built upon knowledge and creative challenge, with a two-year cycle in place, and looks to develop the children’s skills and understanding as they progress through the school. As so, we have ensured that there are regular milestones throughout each curriculum area, looking to guarantee that the learning is built sequentially and the children are given every opportunity to reach their full potential. Our approach to assessment is built upon these milestones, looking to use assessment to monitor and support the children’s learning over a number of years.
We strive to be forward thinking, keeping abreast of national developments and educational research, offering our staff training opportunities to inform our curriculum planning and further refinement.
At. St. Anne’s our aim as we begin 2020-2021 is to focus on our Recovery Curriculum and work towards our school’s normal curriculum in all subjects by Summer term 2021.Our aims are to:
Integrate children back into wider society;
Reflect upon recent events.
Begin a process of healing;
Allow learning and recovery through play;
Transition to new year groups or school;
Re-build confidence levels.
Develop the 7Cs of resiliency.
We will plan on the basis of the educational needs of our pupils and develop remote education so that it is integrated into school curriculum planning.
Should you require any further information about our curriculum please contact Mrs Keegan, Curriculum Lead.