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St Anne's Infants' School

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Curriculum

Our Curriculum

 

At St Anne's Infants' we believe that by enabling children to learn through relevant, practical and inspiring activities, we will better engage them in learning and provide a memorable education for them. We have a strong focus on teaching children the necessary skills to ensure that they are ready for their next step in learning and support them in becoming successful, independent and motivated learners.

 

We are proud to be a 'Curious City' school, using the teaching beliefs and approaches to learning advocated by 'Lighting Up Learning' to help us create a bespoke curriculum which meets our learners' needs and sparks their interest.  Fundamental to our curriculum, is the belief not in teaching subjects, but covering the National Curriculum by weaving different areas of learning together to build a bigger, more meaningful, picture in the minds of our learners.  Learning is enquiry-based, beginning with a question that children are guided to develop the skills and knowledge to answer for themselves.  'Enquiries' culminate in a challenge, where children apply these skills and knowledge independently.  The outcomes of these challenges are then celebrated in a variety of forms, allowing children to really 'show off' what they have discovered and the skills they now have. 

 

As a 'Curious City' school, we believe that learning should not be 'done' to our learners but should actively involve them.  As such, when children are exploring science, they are 'Being scientists'; when they apply their maths skills, they are 'Being mathematicians' and so on.  Each of these 'States of Being' has a visual character to represent it, bringing it to life! Seeing these characters throughout the school and making reference to them as they explore, makes it clearer to each learner what skills they are developing and combining at any given moment.

 

Find out more about 'Lighting Up Learning' and what it means to be a 'Curious City' school at https://www.lightinguplearning.com/.

 

We are also proud to be a 'Heritage School', working in partnership with 'Heritage England'.  Through this, we explore the rich history of our beautiful building and its surrounding areas, allowing it to be passed on to  the current generation of St. Anne's Infants' School pupils and beyond. You can find out more about work of 'Heritage England' by visiting https://historicengland.org.uk/

 

The curriculum in all year groups is enriched through trips and visitors linked to learning throughout the year. Key experiences that staff believe should play a key part in the early life of a young child, living in Bristol, are built in over their school journey. In addition, we take part in community events, enrichment days, workshops etc.

 

We also run a range of extra-curricular clubs which you can learn more about under the Parents section of the website.

 

Please click on the relevant icon below to find out more about the curriculum taught at St Anne's Infants'.

 

Class pages can be accessed under the Children section of the website; on these pages you will find updates on the children's learning as the year progresses. If you require more information, please speak to your child's class teacher or a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

 

 

Section Updated: March 2018
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