Learning and Curriculum
The school aims to cater for the all-round development of each child - intellectual, physical, spiritual, moral and social -and to help each child to achieve self-discipline and self-respect as well as respect for others, in a secure environment of Christian love and care.
The school teaches to the National Curriculum programmes of study and attainment targets. We have introduced the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) to help deliver the curriculum in an exciting and engaging manner. You can view the units studied by each year group on our curriculum map.
The broad curriculum aims are as follows:
- To help pupils to develop lively and enquiring minds, the ability to question and reason logically and apply themselves to tasks and physical skills.
- To help pupils acquire knowledge and skills relevant to adult life.
- To promote the effective use of language and number.
- To teach the children basic truths of the Christian faith.
- To promote respect and tolerance of others.
- To help pupils to understand the world in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations.
- To provide equal opportunities for all children in every aspect of the curriculum.
- To provide an integrated curriculum that meets the needs of the National Curriculum attainment targets.
International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
In order to achieve these principles St Ann's teaches children Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Children are taught a range of science topics in line with the National Curriculum which link to Geography, History and Art units from the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). This is a challenging curriculum which focuses explicitly on children’s learning. The structure of the IPC is based on subject, personal and internationally-minded learning goals and unique units of work which help children acquire knowledge, skills, and understanding in an active, exciting and involved classroom.
Learning with the IPC takes a global approach; helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries.
Below is a diagram explaining how an IPC Unit is delivered at school. Each unit starts with an exciting ‘Entry Point’ and finishes with an ‘Exit Point’, which brings all learning together in an exciting innovative way. For more information about the IPC have a look at their website.
We teach the core skills of English, Mathematics and Computing
We teach Science and the foundation subjects of History, Geography, Art, Music, Design Technology, Physical Education (PE) as well as Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) and Religious Education (RE).
Please click on the picture below to view each year groups curriculum map. The curriculum maps include English, Maths, IPC and STEM units.
We follow the LDBS agreed syllabus for RE. Please click on the view the:
At St Ann's children in Years 4 - 6 learn Spanish every week. They are taught by a specialist Spanish Teacher called Palmi Buschi.
At St Ann’s we have a commitment to equal opportunities in all areas of school life. This is reflected in everyone’s practice and relationships and underpins the work of the school.
The school has an ‘access plan’ which outlines the short and long term goals for making the school accessible to pupils and staff who have disabilities.
The staff and Governors aim to ensure that a commitment to anti–racism is a vital component of the ethos of the school. This should be evident in our resources, provision, curriculum, school environment and atmosphere & ethos.