Remote Education at St. Anne's
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St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School’s Curriculum Vision
At St. Anne’s we have high expectations for all, we want all our pupils, parents and staff to be successful. 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:
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, fieldwork, themed days and free-to-all extra-curricular activities to ensure that both enjoyment and learning are enhanced and that our children are introduced to ‘the best that has been thought and said.’
Our curriculum is broad and balanced, and supportive, 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. Our curriculum is structured to help pupils remember long term the content they have been taught and pupils are encouraged to build on this new knowledge year on year.
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. Staff ensure that they develop children’s acquisition of the 3 tiers of vocabulary.
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 coming out of a two-year cycle and we are working towards a yearly cycle as we move to a one-form entry school. Our curriculum is a working, developing document, whereby planning, teaching and learning is continually evaluated, monitored and revised in light of subject monitoring.
Our stimulating and challenging curriculum is built upon knowledge and key concepts, 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, we use assessment to monitor and support the children’s learning across year groups and key stages and ensure progression across units of work.
Throughout all curriculum areas, reading is prioritised. Key vocabulary for all subjects is displayed within the classroom and children are given access to a range of age appropriate texts across subject areas.
We place a sharp focus on phonics for our younger pupils and a programme of support is in place for any older children who may need additional help, these may be SEND, EAL or new to the country.
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 2021-2022 to ensure coverage of the programmes of study/priority gaps in knowledge 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. Where children are found to need additional support, we have a variety of interventions to help them.
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.
We continue to offer Remote education to children who are absent due to Covid reasons. If a child is absent for this reason we will contact you as part of daily response and will offer work through Google Classroom or a paper pack. All children have been given details in order to log in, and we are confident with the systems in place, we will be able to continue to deliver high quality learning opportunities to all our children.
If you have any trouble accessing Google Classrooms, please contact the school and we’ll help quickly via firstname.lastname@example.org If you are unable to access our remote learning online, please contact school and we will prepare a weekly home learning pack to be collected from the main office.
If you have any questions, please contact the school and we will be happy to help and support.