At St Ann's Well Academy we believe that pupils make the most progress in their learning through a thematic based curriculum. We feel that this method allows for the children to become immersed in a topic and in so doing enhances their skills development, allowing children to reach their full potential. Our themes run over a half-term or term. Please see documents attached below.
Thematic Curriculum Overview
Click Here to see Foundation 1s Curriculum Overview
Click Here to see Foundation 2s ‘Rainbow’s’ Curriculum Overview
Click on the links below to see Years 1 to 6 Curriculum Overviews
- The National Curriculum in England Framework
- Statement on Teaching Phonics and Reading
- Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Overview for this Academic Year
Maths provision and progression
We follow a Mastery Maths Curriculum where children develop a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of maths. Our teaching is supporting by the White Rose approach, which aims to help pupils, over time, acquire mastery of the subject. Throughout the week pupils have the opportunity to learn, use and apply what they have been learning in an open- ended/cross-curricular way involving real life maths as often as possible.
There are a number of elements that we focus on in our maths sessions:
- Varied fluency (rapid and accurate recall and application of facts and concepts)
- A growing confidence to reason mathematically
- The ability to apply maths to solve a range of problems, test hypotheses and investigate.
Differentiation occurs in the support, challenge and intervention provided to different pupils. The questioning and scaffolding that individual pupils receive will differ, with higher attainers challenged through additional problems and investigations, which deepen their knowledge of the same content. Pupils’ difficulties and misconceptions are identified through immediate formative assessment and addressed with rapid intervention- through individual or small group support during the lesson or during ‘post teach’ sessions.
Arithmetic is an important part of our maths curriculum with fortnightly tests across the school. As well as this, pupils complete weekly Time Table Challenges' of both KS1 and KS2. Years 1-6 use the math programme: Timetable Rockstars to help embed their knowledge of their tables in a fun way.
We believe that in order for pupils to be confident mathematics, they need firm foundation and concrete understanding of number and mental maths strategies.
Links to each year group’s teaching overviews are below and if you would like any more details about your child’s learning in maths, and how best to support them, please come and speak to your child’s teacher.
We believe that science education helps children develop their understanding of the world through scientific exploration.
We believe that a high-quality computing education, equips children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand the world. Through our computing curriculum, children will be able to use a variety of technologies, express themselves and develop their own ideas.
The aims of Religious Education are:
To stimulate and maintain pupils’ curiosity, interest and enjoyment in RE.
To develop an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures.
To develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues, with reference to the teachings of some of the main religions represented in the UK.
To develop positive attitudes of respect towards other people who hold different views and beliefs, and towards living in a society of diverse religions.
We have based this on The Agreed Syllabus for RE in Nottinghamshire 2015-2020.
Modern Foreign Languages
At St Ann’s Well, we love learning Spanish. Anna is our specialist Spanish teacher.
At St Ann’s Well, we believe that music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Throughout EYFS, KS1 and KS2, we receive expert music tuition to ensure we deliver excellent music lessons fully aligned with the national curriculum. As our children progress through the school, they learn how to play the recorder, cello and violin as whole class ensemble groups. We have a weekly music assembly for both KS1 and KS2 children where our children learn about performance and dynamics as a choir.
At St Ann’s Well, we believe that it is essential for every child to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. We employ specialist sports coaches, which enhance our PE provision as well as follow The REAL PE scheme of work, which ensures that our children have the very best provision given the context of the school in ST Ann’s, where access to a sports field, leisure services and big open spaces is limited. We therefore aim to develop a physical education and school sport programme that offers opportunities for children to participate in range of activities and competition, thus increasing participation and promoting healthy and active lifestyles.
Please see the links below to see what your child will be studying in every subject this year.