St Anne's Catholic Primary School

achieving excellence in all our God given talents

Lowe Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0ER

0121 675 5037

enquiry@st-annes.bham.sch.uk

Our Curriculum

  • For all children to develop a love of learning and develop their God given talents through word, worship and action.
  • For all children to be numerate, literate and competent technology users.
  • For all children to be well read individuals with a high level of vocabulary.
  • For all children to be safe and aware of managing risks including
  • For all children will have access to a planned programme of personal finance education, so that they become financially capable and ready for life in our modern world.
  • For all children to have a developed understanding of local, national and global issues.

Introduction

Our Curriculum is delivered through our Catholic story, allowing our children and staff to deepen the understanding of their own story – to know where they have come from, their aspirations for the future; to become closer to the person God has called them to be.

Achieving excellence in all our God given talents’

Inclusive curriculum provision started through immersion points, experiences, educational trips and school visits. This ensures that the Saint Anne’s child is receiving a quality of experience that is a catalyst to think and question. This provision endeavours them to become curious and active learners in the context of a body of knowledge and in relation to our global story.

Our curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all pupils as children of God and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

At the core our curriculum is about developing religiously literate pupils who have the knowledge, understanding and skills to reflect critically, think ethically and contribute meaningfully to society both now and in the future.

At Saint Anne’s this means helping all pupils to:

  • Engage in the knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith and how it relates to their lives today;
  • Develop their skills in English, Mathematics and Science;
  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of the world we live in, the environment, different religions and cultures, a foreign language, technology, computing, music and the creative arts;
  • Participate in sport and physical activity and understand its impact;
  • Engage in Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education;
  • Develop positive character traits including resilience, communication, teamwork, problem solving and empathy;
  • Develop positive attributes including high self-esteem, positive emotional and mental health, and tolerance, managing risk, respect and ambition.
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Curriculum Areas

The National Curriculum forms the basis of our curriculum and the children are taught the following subjects

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the Cultural capital 42 must do's while being part of the st anne's family

It really takes a community to raise children, no matter how much money one has. Nobody can do it well alone. And it's the bedrock security of community that we and our children need. Marian Wright Edelman

The Cultural capital 42 List has been put in place to enrich our curriculum. These activities are about extending the  children's learning through new experiences and opportunities. Through the Cultural Capital 42, each year group has a planned experience throughout the year to make sure that they enjoy their learning and are prepared well for the bright futures they have ahead of them.

 

Why it matters

  • Helps provide pupils with a rounded, culturally rich education through activities that enhance their learning.
  • Gives our pupils opportunities to try new and varied activities that may not strictly fit into the curriculum, but that develop character, resilience and motivation, and encourage them to pursue wider goals.
  • It helps to teach life skills that benefits our pupils beyond the classroom, and can help them develop an appreciation for cultural and community issues, teamwork and social responsibility.
  • Equip pupils to be responsible, respectful and active citizens.

 

There are a range of experiences that we want them to experience in school and at home and we believe your support and involvement is very important. 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Reception

 

Make a self-portrait
and name parts of the body.

 

Post a letter to Santa/school at the post box.

 

Learn who to call in an emergency and what to say.

 

Learn and write your full name and date of birth.

 

Have a picnic and choose healthy choices.

Learn how to dress and undress by yourself.

Year 1

 

Learn the points on a compass and to read a map.

 

Light a candle at Jesus’ crib in church. Make a ‘Bambinelli’. Learn about London – famous landmarks in our capital city. Use a knife and fork to try a new food including reading food labels. Grow vegetables from a seed.

Pick our own fruit and make something to eat.

Year 2

 

Understand how to keep safe from fireworks.

Make a small nativity scene to use at home.

 

Learn how to tell the time.

 

Try a new food

 

Learn how to tie shoelaces.


Change a password

Join the local library.

Learn about sun
screen

Visit the beach.

Year 3

 

Learn how to do
a tie.


Vote in school.

Donate a small toy
to a child who is
less fortunate.
Learn the seven
continents of the
world.

Learn their
address and
send a special
letter.

Do a fair trade
hunt in the local
supermarket.

Make and fly a kite.

Learn about the
clean air zone,

Year 4

 

Sew a button onto a
piece of clothing.
Design a banner for
school.


Make a
Christmas card
for somebody
who may be
lonely.
Raise awareness
of plastic
pollution in the
local community.
Visit our local
canal and learn
about the canal
network in
Birmingham.
Visit the
local library
for an event
on public
transport.
Learn how to
stay safe near
water.
Year 5

 

Learn how to help
someone else in an
emergency.

Sing to the elderly
at the local care
home.
Learn about how
food gets from
farm to fork.
Understand how
to stay safe online
and educate other
pupils.

 

Visit a place of
worship from a
faith that is
different to your
own.

 

Learn basic first aid.
Year 6

 

 

Follow a basic
recipe and make a
meal for less than
£5.



Plan, budget for
and hold a
charity event and
use the money
to….(class
choice)
Raise awareness
in our local
community about
racial equality
and climate
change.
Sleep away
from home on
a school
residential.
Go on public
transport /
visit Museum or local attraction.
Review basic first
aid including CPR
and using a
defibrillator.

Year group

Curriculum Overviews

Information about our curriculum can be found on each individual year groups class page. The overviews include ' Big Questions' as well as information on what the children will be learning in each topic  and subject throughout the year.

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Our aim is to be motivational and engage pupils in both the process and the content of learning, include learning that takes place both inside and outside of the classroom and the school day.

In both Key Stage 1 (ages 5 to 7) and Key Stage 2 (ages 7 to 11), the subjects of the National Curriculum are taught through integrated themes and topics, which change each term, as well as through subject-based teaching.

There is a strong focus on the development of the core skills of reading, writing, communication and mathematics both within daily English and Mathematics lessons and activities and throughout the curriculum.

This curriculum enables children to see connections in their learning, and develop their thinking skills and creativity. Children also receive at least two hours of dedicated R.E. and Physical Education each week.

Reception is directed by the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

Each year group has a curriculum plan which can be read below. More information is made available over the year to parents via regular newsletters home.

 

Our Curriculum Statement - Intent, implementation and impact

Our Saint Anne's Curriculum Overview - 2022-2023

 

The ability to read, write and analyse; the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equality; the qualifications and connections to get your foot  in the door and take your seat at the table - All of that starts with education.

(Michelle Obama)

Dear Lord,
We thank you for our talents and gifts.
Help us strive to use them wisely for the
benefit of our special community.
Guide us to fulfil your plan for each of us.
Give us the grace to be humble, respectful
and tolerant this day and all the days of our
lives.


Saint Anne
Pray for us
Amen

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Certainly a liberal education does manifest itself in a courtesy, propriety, and polish of word and action, which is beautiful in itself, and acceptable to others; but it does much more. It brings the mind into form, – for the mind is like the body.

John Henry Newman