Curriculum

Nurturing the Skills, Ambition and Well-being to succeed.

Vision

St Ann’s Well Academy’s curriculum is underpinned by our vision and values:

Through high expectations, our vision is to empower pupils to acquire, demonstrate and articulate knowledge, skills, learning behaviours and personal values that will support them, as life-long learners and responsible citizens of the future.

Values

Our core values underpin L.E.A.Ds values of LEAD, EMPOWER, ACHIEVE and DRIVE.

St Ann’s values are:

Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, Reflection and Honesty

Respect – We show consideration and care towards places, people and their beliefs

Responsibility – We act correctly and make decisions on our own

Kindness – We are friendly, generous and considerate

Positivity – We think and respond to situations calmly and optimistically

Honesty – We are truthful and sincere.

Learning Behaviours

Reflection – Children will be able to reflect on their actions and learning and think about how they may do things differently.

Creativity – Children use a range of strategies to help them solve problems. They generate something original: providing an alternative to the expected, the conventional, or the routine.

Resilience – When children come across a difficulty they show the ability to bounce back or keep trying. They are able to cope when things don’t go to plan. When things are challenging they persevere. Children value their mistakes as learning opportunities.

Motivation – Children are engaged in their own learning and always want to move it to the next level. They are actively involved in their learning, enjoy challenges and strive to do their best. They take pride in their work and are determined to improve it.

Curiosity – Children are able to ask questions, investigate and explore new things. They have a growing mindset and thrive on learning and taking part in new experiences.

Independence – Children are able to make their own, well-informed choices. They can select what they need to do and how best to do it. They can locate, process and evaluate information to come to a decision.

Team Worker – Children work confidently with others, adapting to different contexts and taking responsibility for their own role. They can listen and take account of others’ views. Form collaborative relationships, resolving issues and reach agreed outcomes. Shoe fairness and consideration towards others.

Our Curriculum

In order to meet our vision, we deliver an ambitious, sequenced and cumulative curriculum that gives our children a wealth of knowledge, skills and a passport of broad experiences – all of which enable our children to be outward-facing, rich in cultural capital and ultimately, ready to embark on their life-long journey into the wider world.

Intent

Our curriculum aims to:

  • enable pupils to read easily, fluently and with good understanding and develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • broaden pupils’ horizons, to improve the things pupils hope to achieve or do in the future – raising aspirations
  • develop pupils’ cultural capital by giving them a broad range of experiences and opportunities
  • be broad and rich, providing children with the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to develop into well-rounded, informed individuals
  • develop pupils’ life-long, transferable learning behaviours equipping them for their next stage of education and consideration for future employment
  • teach pupils to have an awareness of their own moral and spiritual development and to understand right from wrong
  • help children understand the importance of honesty, respect and kindness, so that they grow up committed to equal opportunities for all
  • to support pupils’ physical development and ability to take responsibility for their own health.

Please follow the links below for subject-specific curriculum information.

Curriculum Overviews

English

Maths

Science

History

Geography

Religious Education

Computing

Music

Art

Design and Technology

Physical Education

Foreign Language

PSHE

R.E, SMSC and British Values

Safeguarding Curriculum

Raising Aspirations

English

The National Curriculum in England Framework
Statement on Teaching Phonics and Reading
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Overview for this Academic Year

Computing

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.

Religious Education

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. Mrs I Bagdsar is our specialist Spanish teacher.

Please click here to find out more about our Spanish curriculum.

Music

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.

Please see the links below to see what your child will be studying in every subject this year.

Year 1 Curriculum Objectives

Year 2 Curriculum Objectives

Year 3 Curriculum Objectives

Year 4 Curriculum Objectives

Year 5 Curriculum Objectives

Year 6 Curriculum Objectives

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) Curriculum Overview

Foundation
KS1 and KS2

If you would like to find out more information about our curriculum then please contact the members of staff below.

Mr C Severyn – Maths and music subject leader

Ms H Clarke – English subject leader

Ms H Dracott – Science subject leader

Ms K Baker – Art Subject Leader

Mr C Ibbett – PE and Computing subject leader

Ms A Sheikh – DT subject leader

Ms L Friend – Geography subject leader

Mrs E Ashdown – PSHE subject leader

Mrs E Thorne – History Subject Leader

Mrs S Dermody – RE Subject Leader