The Curriculum at St Anne's

(For more details see the individual subject pages)

As a Catholic school Religious Education is important to us and therefore 10% of curriculum time is spent on religious education. This does not include collective worship time. We use The Way, Truth and Life programme.

Maths and Literacy are taught daily, in roughly one hour slots, although they may be taught for longer periods as part of cross-curricular learning. In EYFS , and KS1 there is a 20 minute phonics lesson daily and throughout the school there is a daily 20-30 minute slot for the teaching of reading.

In maths we teach through 'targeted groups' - see the maths section for more detail.

Science is taught throughout the school in 1 hour slots in KS1 and 2 for  hours in KS2. This may be covered as part of cross-curricular teaching.

Computing is taught as a discrete subject, where the skills are taught, but these skills are then applied across the curriculum.

PSHCE is mainly taught byThese are taught by a Higher Level Teaching Assistant who delivers the PSHCE following regular training and attendance at the National PSHCE society conferences. She uses the PSHE Association's scheme as the basis for this teaching and supplements this with other resources. Teachers also take every opportunity to deliver PSHCE throughout the curriculum.

Art, D&T, Geography and History are taught through  topics. The children have a voice to decide what they would like to learn about the given topic.

Each topic begins with an entry point to Engage  - gain a memorable first hand experience, take part in sensory experiences, begin researching and questioning, develop speaking and listening and to engage with new topic.

Then teachers plan a series of lessons to Develop the children's knowldge and understanding.  They compose, make, do, build, investigate, explore and write for different purposes and read across the curriculum.

This continues over the weeks as the children apply their skills, knowledge and understanding in real-life contexts, solve real or imagined problems using everything they have learnt, be inspired by imaginative and creative opportunities  and revisit areas not fully understood.

Finally the children celebrate their learning by becoming the performers, experts and informers, sharing their achievements with parents each other or other classes. Their successes, link what they have learnt with  where they started.  The children then evaluate their work.

PE - Class Teachers deliver at least 2 hours of PE (Physical Education) with the support of the PE lead and our PE Advisor ( a Secondary School specialist) Once a week students from Malbank High School attend to support PE lessons. Specialist are also utilised eg the Cricket Coach to deliver staff CPD as well as ciaching sessions. 

Music We are very proud of the enjoyment that our children get out of singing. From our weekly hymn practice to our performances at  the NEP's Schoolsfest and the 50 children that meet together after school every week to sing - children are keen to tell you how much they enjoy this activity. We are in demand for the Cheshire Show; Reaseheath college open days and local charity events, as well as entertaining parents and friends and residents from the local Residential homes for the elderly.  Year 3-5 spend 2 terms each having instrumental lessons taught by specialsits, with the opportunity to have continuity classes afterwards.  KS1 are taught weekly sessions by their class teachers.

French is taught by the KS2  class Teachers and the Head Teacher. We utlise the Primary Language Network's resources to enable the children to learn through poems, stories and songs and to ensure that the children get to hear native french speakers. 

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