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The St. Anne's Curriculum


Our exciting curriculum helps all children to succeed in their academic and personal development ensuring they Let Their Light Shine.



Our curriculum was designed through consultation with pupils, parents, staff, governors and the church. It is responsive to the needs of our diverse community. We have created a rich knowledge-based curriculum which develops the character and talents of every young person.

Our well-planned progressive curriculum is underpinned by our four school values:


  • Our curriculum aims to inspire pupils to cultivate clear aspirations for the future, instilling in them a strong sense of responsibility as citizens and empowering them to lead rich and meaningful lives that contribute positively to society.
  • Through our curriculum, we aim to ignite inquisitive minds that are inspired by the teachings of Jesus and his example as a leader.
  • We want to inspire children to be life-long readers. Reading is the gateway to pupils’ learning and a life-long passion.

  • Children are encouraged to challenge themselves with their learning becoming lifelong learners, fostering in them a positive mindset that embraces curiosity, resilience and a passion for continuous growth.
  • The curriculum and our St. Anne’s Learning Powers equip our learners with the knowledge and attitudes necessary to embrace new challenges, adapt to an ever-changing world, and thrive as individuals.
  • We aim to provide rich vocabulary and oracy opportunities so that children can express themselves and stand up for what they believe in an articulate way.

  • Our curriculum aims to cultivate courageous advocates among our pupils by providing a knowledge-based education firmly rooted in Christian teachings, nurturing their ability to stand up for justice, compassion, and love in their communities and beyond.
  • We aim to empower our children to form positive and healthy relationships, respecting the creations of God in all their manifestations, and fostering an environment of unity, compassion, and appreciation for the richness of human and natural diversity.

  • Our curriculum aims to foster respect and promote an understanding of the diverse beliefs and cultures of individuals within our local, national, and global community.
  • Our children learn how to become stewards of God’s earth.
  • Children learn how to care for and respect themselves; looking after their own physical and mental wellbeing.

St. Anne’s Pledge

As a school community we have agreed that, while at St. Anne’s CE Primary every pupil will have the opportunity to:

  1. Hold a position of responsibility.

  2. Visit key museums, libraries, galleries and significant places in our locality.

  3. Attend a live musical or theatrical performance.

  4. Meet people from a range of careers and professions.

  5. Represent the school at a sporting event.

  6. Participate in a residential.

  7. Perform on a stage - both in and out of school.

  8. Engage in a project to help the local community as a Young Leader.

  9. Learn at least two musical instruments.

  10. Deliver worship for the whole school.

  11. Make a difference to the future of God’s earth and global community.

  12. Support children from of our wider St Anne’s family.


Our curriculum places a strong emphasis on the pivotal role of reading as the gateway to pupils' learning, ensuring that reading and vocabulary development are integrated across subjects. RWI Phonics is our chosen phonics scheme.  The curriculum is built upon a unifying whole school question, with each phase having their own related question, providing a cohesive framework for learning. We employ retrieval strategies to reinforce key knowledge and review learning as necessary, while also nurturing the development of essential learning powers such as resilience, resourcefulness, reflectiveness, and reciprocity, enabling our students to become effective learners.



Our curriculum is organised into a two-year, cross phase cycle (Nursery, Reception, KS1, LKS2, UKS2) in Science, DT, ICT, History, Geography and Art & Design.  Other subjects are taught outside of this two-year cycle and taught within discrete year groups.

Our 2-year cycle fosters deeper subject mastery, encourages cross-class sharing, and aims to reduce teacher workload. Through promoting collaboration, it allows more time for high-quality lesson design, facilitates sharing of teacher subject expertise and allows pupils to work with other year groups.

In our curriculum we use Rosenshine's principles to guide our teaching and learning.  Teachers planning relevant and coherent lessons that focus on knowledge acquisition. Through curriculum mapping teaching and learning is focussed on maintaining high standards and ensuring clarity of progression across all subject areas, placing a strong emphasis on challenging our students to reach their full potential.

Our Learning Challenge Questions ensures that learning is relevant and engaging. We have established strong cross-curricular links, providing a sense of purpose to learning experiences. This approach not only deepens pupil’s understanding of individual subjects but also fosters a holistic view of knowledge and its interconnectedness.



Through our Cultural Capital pledge, we provide enriching experiences such as trips, specialist visitors, and community projects, as well as fostering a sense of responsibility and celebration of achievements. Through careful curriculum mapping we ensure we enrich the curriculum by providing students with diverse experiences, knowledge, and opportunities that broaden their horizons, enhance their understanding of the world, and foster personal growth and development.


  • Through our curriculum our pupils are empowered to make real life changes to school policy and their community. This has included inviting local MPs into school to discuss our environment; engaging in local planting projects; introducing meat free Monday; improving the school’s recycling systems; introducing a walking to school initiative; developing our lunchtime offer; encouraging energy conservation and supporting each other by becoming Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.

  • Our children are proud to share what they know and their achievements. They make very good progress as evidenced by our pupil achievement data, the work in their books, pupil voice and their attitude to learning. Our Key Stage data for national assessments demonstrate that our children make good progress and achieve well.  Our emerging whole school data in the Foundation Subjects reflects this too. Our children are well prepared for the next stage of their education

  • We constantly review and improve our curriculum through subject reviews and thorough monitoring and evaluation (e.g. book looks, lesson observations, feedback).  Our reviews ensure sequential, layered knowledge acquisition and check that pupil outcomes are of a very high quality.



Curriculum- Cycle 2 2023-2024


(Our Current Learning Challenge)

What has the past taught us about respect?


Our respect Learning Challenge aims to teach children why it is important to treat others the way you would like to be treated, with kindness, politeness, and consideration. Respecting the past involves preserving cultural heritage, traditions, and artefacts that are significant to a society's identity. These cultural elements serve as a link between the past, present, and future generations, fostering a sense of continuity and belonging. During this unit we look at different environments, cultures and the past civilisations. Our children will appreciate how the preservation of natural beauty, protects ecosystems, and how the contributions of past civilisations have impacted our foundation for democracy, trading and much of Western civilization's values and intellectual heritage.


 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”

Matthew 7:12


 EYFS Inspire Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
 KS1 Respect Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
 LKS2 Respect Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
 UKS2 Respect Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
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How can HOPE inspire a better future?


Our Inspire Learning Challenge aims to encourage learners to marvel at human capacity when striving for a better future. The learning challenge fosters optimism, resilience, and a shared commitment to developing reciprocal learning powers by developing continuous growth and mutual support. During this unit, we look around the globe to those in the past and present who inspire us through their knowledge, creative thinking or collaborative behaviours.


Hope within our lives energises us and propels us forward, so that we can achieve great things. Hope makes all things possible. Through hope we are inspired to try our best, to never give up, and to follow our dreams. St Anne’s learners inspire our community every day through their hard work, dedication and Christian commitment to serve others.


‘Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.’

Hebrews 11:1  

 EYFS Inspire Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
 KS1 Inspire Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
 LKS2 Inspire Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
 UKS2 Inspire Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
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What can I learn from mistakes?

Our focus this half term is challenge. Challenging ourselves is essential for personal growth and resilience. It exposes us to adversity and provides opportunities to learn and understand ourselves better. Through these difficult experiences, we evolve and become more resilient learners.


At St Anne’s we promote a positive mindset. We have a spiritual growth mindset focusing on hope, faith, dreams and truth. We view mistakes as a starting point for growth both personally and academically. We are willing to learn from our mistakes, viewing mistakes as a positive experience because learning from failure is the key to success. We look at how historical and present-day challenges are growth opportunities during this Learning Challenge. By investigating these challenges, we find solutions because challenge is our foundation for success.   

 EYFS Challenge Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
 KS1 Challenge Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
 LKS2 Challenge Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
 UKS2 Challenge Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
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How can I care for God's creations?

Our focus during the autumn term is care. By learning 'How can I care for God's creations?' we learn that caring for the Earth is not just a slogan, it is a requirement of our faith. We are called to protect people and the planet, living our faith in relationship with all of God's creation. 


As bearers of God’s image, we have the responsibility and privilege of caring for God’s creations. During our Care Learning Challenge the pupil's knowledge of how to care for God's creation develops throughout the school. Children in EYFS focus on how to care for themselves, KS1 will learn how to care for God's creatures, LKS2 will investigate caring for the local community and UKS2 how to care for the planet.  


 EYFS Care Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
 KS1 Care Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
 LKS2 Care Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
 UKS2 Care Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
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Curriculum- Cycle 1 2022-2023

Autumn 2022- First 2 weeks whole school learning unit 

Learning to Learn 

During the first 2 weeks of the Autumn term, we will focus on the learning powers of Co-operating Cooper, Resourceful Remi, Reflective Raheem, and Persevering Poppy- our 4 Learning Superheroes. These four learning powers refer to the collection of traits and skills that enable a person to engage effectively with various learning challenges.


Our aim is to teach our children to "…know what to do when they don't know what to do."  

Jean Piaget's


The texts and learning focus on a child’s desire to impact the natural world around them through rewilding and building a sense of community through interacting with nature in shared spaces.  Children will increase their knowledge of the importance of plants, trees, and flowers to people and wildlife in our local community.

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Autumn 2022


Where do our roots begin and end?

Our focus this term is care. By learning 'where our roots begin and end?'. We aim to teach you the importance of communities both near and far, living well together and our beautiful world. We have a collective responsibility to care for others and our planet. Our knowledge-based curriculum stimulates learners to become global citizens through caring acts. 

Class Overviews

 Care Learning Challenge Nursery.pdfDownload
 Care Learning Challenge Reception.pdfDownload
 Care Learning Challenge Year 1&2.pdfDownload
 Care Learning Challenge Year 3&4.pdfDownload
 Care Learning Challenge Year 5&6.pdfDownload
 Learning to Learn Learning Challenge Year 1&2.pdfDownload
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Spring 1 2023


Can I challenge myself to... ? 

Our curriculum this term focuses on challenging ourselves. When we challenge ourselves we discover new skills, jump into new experiences, and boost our well-being. This mindset of challenge can make it easier to handle failure. If you stumble at a hurdle, you can still be proud that you were brave enough to take the jump. We will ask for help from Perseverance Poppy's learning powers to develop and grow. Let's make our light shine brighter St Anne's. 

Class 0verviews

 EYFS Spring 1 Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
 KS1 Spring 1 Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
 LKS2 Spring 1 Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
 UKS2 Spring 1 Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
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Spring 2 2023


Can I change the world? 

At St. Anne's this half term, we will be following our inspiring curriculum to see how people in the past, present and future can make a difference in our beautiful world. Our Eco Warriors and STEM Ambassadors have organised an exciting Environmental Week that complements this theme. We aim to inspire the next generation of designers, inventors, scientists, and environmental researchers. Our Learning Power this half term is cooperation. We will promote positive interdependence, individual and group accountability, and group processing. These are vital skills for careers in the STEM industries and invaluable social skills. 


 EYFS inspire learning challenge.pdfDownload
 KS1 Spring Learning Challenge - inspire.pdfDownload
 LKS1 Spring Learning Challenge- inspire.pdfDownload
 UKS2 Spring Learning Challenge- Inspire.pdfDownload
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Summer 2023


Could I walk a mile in your shoes? 

During our final term, our focus is respect! We will be using Reflective Raheem's ability to reflect and help us to accept and respect each other for who we are, even when we're different or we don't agree. Respect in our relationships builds feelings of trust, safety, and well-being. We will also learn how to respect our beautiful world.



 EYFS Summer Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
 KS1 Summer Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
 LKS2 Summer Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
 UKS2 Summer Learning Challenge.pdfDownload
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For more information about our curriculum, please speak to your child's class teacher or speak to our Headteacher on a tour of the school.