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St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School’s Curriculum Vision 

Curriculum rationale

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’. 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 believe our curriculum should:

  • Inspire and challenge all children and prepare them to be lifelong learners.
  • Develop confidence and promote independent learner who are respectful and co-operate with others and strive to achieve their best.
  • Be 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.
  • Promote learners who are enthusiastic, happy and reflective, who enjoy and take an active part in lessons.
  • Develop our children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in all areas to enable them to make sustained progress.

Our curriculum provides good spiritual, moral, social and cultural guidance and, as a result,  children make excellent progress socially and academically, equipping them to become the good citizens and leaders of tomorrow.

Our children’s learning experiences are planned to include visits, visitors, themed days and free-to-all extra-curricular activities.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced focusing on depth of learning and the mastery of content. It fosters embedded learning and allows children to demonstrate what they know, can do and understand by practising fluency, reasoning, independence and problem solving.

 

We use a range of resources to support our curriculum:

  • The Primary National Curriculum 2014
  • The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
  • Literacy Counts
  • My Mastery
  • White Rose
  • Subject specific associations
  • Literacy Shed

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 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 which meets the statutory objectives as well as stimulating to children in the locality they live and teaching 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 currently a two-year cycle with foundation subjects taught in timetabled subject specific 'blocks' so that children are fully immersed and can witness the sequence of learning build.  Our curriculum is a working, developing document, where by planning, teaching and learning is continually evaluated, monitored and revised in light of subject monitoring.

Our curriculum is built upon knowledge and enquiry, and looks to develop the children’s skills and understanding as they progress through the school. There are regular milestones throughout each curriculum area, so learning is built sequentially and the children have 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.

We will continue to closely review and refine our curriculum during 2020-2021 to ensure coverage of the programmes of study in the best possible way. We carry out regular monitoring and assessment in all subject areas and use this to inform future developments in our school.

We seek feedback from parents, carers and our children regarding learning in our school. We know our curriculum is having impact because the children tell us they love learning, they take great pride in their achievements. We celebrate children’s efforts and progress regularly through our newsletters, parent letters, whole school and class assemblies and via our social media platforms.

 

Should you require any further information about our curriculum please contact Mrs Keegan, Curriculum Lead.

 

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