Our curriculum is ambitious for all pupils and designed to promote the development of the whole child and equip children with core skills so that they become fluent and enthusiastic readers and mathematicians from an early age.  Curriculum leaders have coherently planned and sequenced the curriculum to match the learning needs of all pupils at Anns Grove.  Our curriculum is adapted, designed and developed for all pupils including those with special educational and/or disabilities.  We want our children to appreciate and understand cultural diversity in their own community and beyond so that they can learn to live harmoniously in a diverse world.  Our curriculum enables children to make healthy choices about their lifestyle, enjoy learning and contribute to their community.

Children use their core skills to help them access other areas of the curriculum and gain knowledge and understanding.  Maths is taught through a three part teaching sequence of skill, application and challenge.  This ensures children can learn a skill and apply it in a range of problem solving and reasoning tasks.  In Key Stage 2 core skills in maths and grammar are revisited in short daily ‘quick fire’ sessions to keep skills sharp.  Project and topic work are taught across the school and core skills are woven into all other subject areas.

Pupils are taught how to be good learners and demonstrate 'Learning Powers' in lessons.  We enable our children to recall and remember knowledge and apply skills across the curriculum.  They are able to make good progress and achieve outcomes in statutory tests that are above national standards.  Children enjoy learning at Anns Grove and benefit from a broad range of enrichment activities.  Our rich, broad-based curriculum - which includes Early Learning Goals at the Early Years Foundation Stage (click here to view) and the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2 (click here to view) - is inclusive and meets the needs of all our children whatever their level of attainment.

Knowledge Organiser

Click on the links below to see your knowledge organiser for this term.


Newsletter -

Key Stage 1

Autumn Knowledge Organisers


Lower Key Stage 2

Upper Key Stage 2


We follow the National Curriculum for 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.

 Read our reading policy here.

Click the link to see an example of our Reciprocal Reading lesson 

Phonics is taught daily at Anns Grove through a specific programme. We are a Ruth Miskin trained school.

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 Key Stage 1 we aim for all children to be  accurate and speedy readers.

Click on the link to see our RWI sounds mat.

Here are some links for further information about Read,Write,Inc 

 In Key Stage 2 reading and comprehension skills are deepened in daily sessions of Reciprocal Reading.

Reciprocal Reading involves reading a wide range of text extracts or novels and exploring them in-depth through fast paced teaching and learning techniques.

All children have a reading book closely matched to their reading abiltiy.  They are also able to choose from a wide selection of books from our school library and in classrooms.

Children are regularly assessed in reading and supported if they fall behind.






Writing can be a very challenging skill for children to learn and therefore access to effective writing instruction is vital. Pupils write across all curriculum subjects to build expertise as a writer and apply skills in a range of contexts. Anns Grove has designed a vocabulary led curriculum. This ensures our children have exposure to subject specific language and develop a wide range of vocabulary. We include a number of different strategies in our teaching of writing to build both confidence, skill and knowledge.

Writing composition

Read our writing policy here.

EYFS long term overview

Key Stage 1 Long term overview

Lower Key Stage 2 Long term overview

Upper Key Stage 2 Long term overview

Writing Transcription

Read our spelling policy here.

Read our handwriting policy here


Spoken Language


Read our spoken language progression document here.


At Anns Grove our aim is for all children to become confident and competent mathematicians.  Our ‘Skill, Application, Challenge’ teaching model is designed to develop our children as fluent mathematicians who can reason and problem solve effectively by applying their skills to real life contexts.

Click here to see our calculation policy.

Click here to see an example of a lesson.

We base our curriculum on White Rose Maths.  Click here to see the scheme of learning

We use this document to map our progression in maths at Anns Grove. Click here to see the document.


We have achieved a Primary Science Quality Mark Silver 2017-20.

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.

 Click here to see our coverage document

Click here to see our knowledge and skills organiser


Our new RHE curriculum is being published for consultation.  Please click on the links below to view the documents.


Letter to parents

RHE Policy

Y1 Overview

Y2 Overview

Y3 Overview

Y4 Overview

Y5 Overview

Y6 Overview


Our computing curriculum equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.  We want all our pupils to become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

In school we follow the Sheffield Primary Computing Scheme of Work 2019 - Overview (please click the link below to view):

Coverage document

Knowledge and skills organiser



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.


Online Safety Coverage Document


Click here to see our online safety page


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, hockey, sportshall athletics, netball, 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.

 Click here to see our coverage document

Click here to see our knowledge and skills organiser.


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.

Click here to see our coverage document for Key Stage 1

Click here to see our coverage document for Key Stage 2

Click here to see our knowldge and skills organiser.


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.

Click here to see our coverage document for Key Stage 1

Click here to see our coverage document for Key Stage 2

Click here to see our knowldge and skills organiser.


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.

Click here to see our coverage document for Key Stage 1

Click here to see our coverage document for Lower Key Stage 2

Click here to see our coverage document for Upper Key Stage 2

Click here to see our knowldge and skills organiser.


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.

Click here to see our coverage document for Key Stage 1

Click here to see our coverage document for Key Stage 2

Click here to see the knowledge and skills organiser.


Teaching of religious education is a statutory requirement.  This follows the Sheffield Agreed Syllabus and children study Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism throughout the school and where relevant, through topic work.  We seek to promote the spiritual, moral and cultural development of pupils by encouraging respect, understanding and tolerance of each other, to all faiths and those who adhere to them.

 Click here to see our coverage document

Click here to see our knowledge and skills organiser.

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.

Click here to see our coverage document for Key Stage 1

Click here to see our coverage document for Key Stage 2

Click here to see our knowledge and skills organiser.


With a mindfulness philosophy and practice woven throughout, the PSHE curriculum is designed as a whole-school approach, we aim to equip children for life, helping the children really know and value who they are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.  The mindful approach to PSHE, is an integrated scheme of learning, for Personal, Social, Health Education, with particular emphasis on emotional literacy, mental health, SMSC and spiritual development.

Click here to see our coverage document

Click here to see our knowledge and skills document.

Global Learning

Global learning is about developing values for living together in Britain and the wider world.  At Anns Grove we learn about international development through linking people's lives throughout the world.  This means our currciulum is linked to the 17 goals for global sustainable development, which you can find more information about by clicking here.

 Click here to see our coverage document

Click here to see our skils document.

Click here to see our knowldge and understanding document.


Modern Foreign Languages (French)

Our modern foreign language curriculum  focuses on French and fosters pupils’ curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world.  Teaching enables pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in French and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing.  It provides opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes and learn new ways of thinking.

Click here to see our coverage document

Collective Worship

Our assemblies are non-denominational and hope to promote the principles of positive concern and respect.

Assemblies are also a time of coming together and celebrating the ‘successes’ in our school. Celebration assemblies are held every Friday and are enjoyed by both staff and pupils.

Parents who wish to have their child excluded from religious education and/or assemblies should consult with the Headteacher.

Healthy Lifestyles

We actively promote a healthy lifestyle for all children through a variety of activities, and include a range of additional opportunties and activities as part of our currciulum and extra curricular programme..

As part of the Government’s ‘Fruit and Vegetable Scheme,’ all children in Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 are given fresh fruit or vegetables each day as a way of promoting healthy eating.

We ask that children in Key Stage 2 provide their own fruit and vegetables as a snack at playtimes.

We also encourage families to have healthy lunchboxes if bringing their lunch from home. Please do not send chocolate, sweets, crisps or fizzy drinks as part of packed lunches.


For more ideas about healthy living click here.

The Anns Grove Year - Overview of enrichment activities

This is a map of enrichment activities offered at Anns Grove.  This list is not exhaustive, more activities and opportunities are added continuously.


Click here to see the enrichment map