Curriculum

At Anns Grove Primary School we believe in a broad and balanced curriculum that engages and excites children. We deliver the National Curriculum as specified by the Department for Education. For more details please visit the DfE website.

We offer a wide range of events, experiences and opportunities throughout the school year that bring learning to life and add to the enjoyment of learning.

Curriculum Topics Lists

Long Term Plan

English

We follow the national curriculum for English in order to ensure that all children: read easily, fluently and with good understanding , develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information , acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar , write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences, and use discussion in order to learn. We teach them to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas so that they become competent in speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

Phonics is taught at Anns Grove through a specific programme.

Read Write Inc. Phonics is a complete literacy programme, for 4 to 7 year-olds learning to read and write and for 7 and 8 year-olds needing to catch up quickly.

More information on curriculum can be found here.

Programme Progression

In Nursery all children:

  • Learn the first 30 sounds in short daily sessions.

In Reception/Foundation Stage all children:

  • Read storybooks and non-fiction books closely matched to their developing phonic knowledge.
  • Take home Phonics storybooks to share.
  • Read with fluency and expression.
  • Learn to spell using known sounds.
  • Write confidently by practising what they want to write out loud first.
  • Work well with a partner.

By the end of Year 1 and 2 all children are accurate and speedy readers.

Maths

The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils: become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language , can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Maths mastery curriculum

From September 2015 Anns Grove will be teaching maths using principles and features of this approach. This means that:

  • Teachers reinforce an expectation that all pupils are capable of achieving high standards in mathematics.
  • The large majority of pupils progress through the curriculum content at the same pace. Differentiation is achieved by emphasising deep knowledge and through individual support and intervention.
  • Teaching is underpinned by methodical curriculum design and supported by carefully crafted lessons and resources to foster deep conceptual and procedural knowledge.
  • Practice and consolidation play a central role. Carefully designed variation within this builds fluency and understanding of underlying mathematical concepts in tandem.
  • Teachers use precise questioning in class to test conceptual and procedural knowledge, and assess pupils regularly to identify those requiring intervention so that all pupils keep up.

The intention of these approaches is to provide all children with full access to the curriculum, enabling them to achieve confidence and competence – ‘mastery’ – in mathematics.

Science

The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future

Science at Anns Grove is fun and we enjoy taking part in practical experiments and activities to enhance our understanding of science. We use books, photographs videos and other sources of information too. In Key Stage 1 most of the learning about science is done through first-hand practical experiences. In Key Stage 2 the focus is enabling pupils to broaden their scientific knowledge of the world around them and to develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas. In Years 5 and 6 pupils will encounter more abstract ideas. 

Computing

Computers are now part of everyday life. For most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work. ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in this digital world. Our curriculum for computing has been developed to equip our children with the skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives.

Online safety

Learning about online safety is a vital life skill. At Anns Grove we empower our children to safeguard themselves and their personal information. We also support our parents by providing online safety information sessions and literature to keep them well informed and able to identify potential risks to their children.

P.E.

The physical well-being of our children is very important and we aim to ensure that all pupils: develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, are physically active for sustained periods of time, engage in competitive sports and activities, lead healthy, active lives. Our high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. At Anns Grove, we employ a full time sports teacher to teach PE lessons and provide a wide range of extra sports activities at lunchtimes and after school. We enter many competitions and events throughout the school year including, athletics, football, basketball, cheerleading, cricket, tri-golf and swimming galas. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

History

The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils: know and understand the history of the UK from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world, know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; features of past non-European societies; gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history.

Geography

Children will develop their knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality at Anns Grove. They are taught subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and to use geographical skills. Pupils will extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. They will find out about the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features.

D&T

Anns Grove offers a variety of creative and practical activities and children are taught the skills needed in designing and making in a range of projects.

Languages

In Key Stage 2 children are taught Spanish and French with support from a Key Stage 3 language specialist. There is a balance between spoken and written language and teaching lays the foundations for further study at Key Stage 3.

Music

Our children are taught to use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. They play tuned and untuned instruments , listen to a range of music and experiment with sounds. They listen to a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.

RE

RE provides a positive context within which the diversity of cultures, beliefs and values can be celebrated and explored. Our curriculum reflects the religious traditions of Great Britain whilst taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain and within our school community.

Art and design

At Anns Grove our curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils: produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences, become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques, evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design and know about local and great artists, craft makers and designers.




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