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Our curriculum is designed to allow our children to be enthusiastic and confident communicators, readers and writers. We aim to ensure that all children have a strong self-belief that they ‘can do’ and that anything is possible and everything is achievable.
The entire curriculum for English is underpinned with a commitment to develop our children’s abilities in spoken language and listening skills. We aim to provide a nurturing environment where all opinions are valued and that everyone has a voice. We will ensure that our children speak clearly and confidently in a range of contexts.
We will strive to ensure that we develop in our children a true passion for books and reading. Through well developed and carefully structured plans our children will be able to apply accurate and speedy word reading skills. Our carefully chosen books will inspire, excite and set free imaginations. We will ensure that our children will broaden their vocabulary and make connections by listening to and reading relevant non- fiction texts.
Our approach to writing is closely linked to our expectations in reading. Through carefully chosen, high quality texts our children will be exposed to a wide range of vocabulary and literature which will be used as a stimulus to write with imagination, flair, creativity and purpose. Through our teaching of writing we will ensure that our children will experience many opportunities to practice, apply and refine the transcription and composition skills that are necessary to ultimately becoming brave, confident and creative writers.
Our Maths curriculum is designed to prepare and excite our children for a life long love of number. When our children come to leave us for their next adventure they will be confident mathematicians. In order to fulfil this, they need to be fluent in the language of mathematics and crucially, they must believe that numbers are to be commanded and used to overcome challenges in our everyday lives. We will have no fear of maths and no fear of failure, because failure is the most necessary step on the path to success. Our children will leave us proudly declaring “I am a Maths Master”. To know that in a world of constant change, Maths is a universal blueprint for true understanding.
Our curriculum is designed to provide our children with an increasing knowledge and understanding of the world around them. We will encourage the children to be curious, inquisitive and excited about science. Through practical, hands on experiences children will be encouraged to explain what is happening, predict how things will behave and analyse the causes. Our children will develop a high level of scientific vocabulary and they will be challenged to ask and answer questions. We are committed to enabling our children to experience and observe phenomena and look more closely at their environment to develop an understanding of the challenges that scientists face today. We want our children to make links between science and the real world and understand the role that they have to play. We are committed to offering our children a curriculum which helps them to understand that famous scientists, both male and female were once children just like them and that they could be famous scientists too!
Our curriculum is designed to provide our children with the skills to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. We will teach our children key knowledge and skills of computer science, IT and digital literacy. With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe that children need these skills if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in the ever-changing digital world. We aim to deliver a curriculum from which children are equipped to use information technology purposefully as well as ensuring that children become digitally literate for their future in the workplace. We want our children to become safe, independent and creative users of technology so that they are prepared for their future in a digital world.
Our curriculum is designed to provide a coherent and chronological knowledge about the past. It will inspire in pupils a curiosity and desire to find out more about the past and will equip children with the skills to develop critical thinking, ask perceptive questions and to begin to make their own judgements using the variety of evidence presented to them. We are committed to helping our children develop their own sense of identity and understand their local heritage. We are passionate that children will learn to value events of the past and begin to see how they have helped shape the world we live in today. We are dedicated to ensuring pupils make connections between history and other subjects, particularly technology, music and art. History is a subject where we love to get out and about and explore changes both in the local area and through a range of visits.
Our curriculum is designed to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We will equip our children with the knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. Our children will learn about human and physical processes and the interaction between them. We are passionate about showing children current, real world applications of geography and by doing so we believe we will open up a range of possibilities which will raise their aspirations for the future. We are dedicated to ensuring pupils make connections between geography and other subjects, particularly science and maths. We are determined our children will be proud of and respectful for their local area, knowing that they can become active citizens within it. There will be a large focus on fieldwork in many units of study. We are passionate about helping children understand that they are custodians of the earth and will encourage them to protect and shape it for future generations.
Our curriculum is designed to engage, inspire and allow our children to be confident in their own creativity. We will provide experiences and opportunities for our children to build upon knowledge and skills so that they can create their own works of art, craft and design.
We are committed to providing a curriculum that celebrates great artists, craft makers and designers, including local artists, which have shaped our past and influence our present. Through our teaching of Art, we aim to instil and nurture a strong sense of self belief that, they too, can influence and shape the future.
Design and Technology
Our curriculum is designed to allow our children to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that are contextually real and relevant. We will enable our children to develop a sense of curiosity about how things work and a recognition that societies needs are forever changing. We will provide a curriculum that will support and guide our children through the designing and making processes. We will ensure that they have the confidence and opportunity to follow their own ideas and support them in becoming resilient, positive, resourceful and innovative young people.
Our curriculum is designed to enable each child to enjoy and appreciate music in all its forms. We will encourage children to reach their full potential in music. We will provide opportunities to listen to a wide variety of musical genres and live, local musicians. Children will be encouraged to sing, compose and perform. We believe performing is an important part of music and therefore children will be given the opportunity to perform in front of an audience both within and outside of school. We are dedicated to showing children how music can bring people and communities together and be an outlet for emotions and expression. Throughout year we will look at the importance music plays in a variety of festivals.
Our curriculum is designed to allow our children to explore different religious beliefs, values and traditions. We will enable children to develop an understanding and awareness of the numerous religious traditions, beliefs and practices that are followed in our multi-cultural society. We will, in a supportive environment, encourage children to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own personal experiences, values and beliefs. Through all of this, our children will develop and grow, becoming independent, tolerant, respectful and responsible members of society.
Our Curriculum is designed to prepare and excite our children for a life-long love and participation in physical fitness and sport. We will develop our children’s competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, through a well thought out and carefully structured curriculum that is bespoke to our school. We are dedicated to engaging in appropriately competitive sports and activities, that challenge, inspire and motivate our children to strive for glory and understand that losing is merely a necessary step on the path to victory. We are committed to ensuring that our children are physically active for sustained periods of time. We are passionate that our children fundamentally understand that even the greatest of world champions once stood in a PE lesson and learned a new skill for the first time. To understand that big things, have small beginnings.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Annfield Plain Infant School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.
All schools are required to actively promote British Values.
Democracy which we encourage by allowing our pupils to be involved in sharing their ideas and participating in democratic processes such as voting for members of the school council and choosing activities for rewards afternoon.
Rule of Law which we promote through creating class charters with the children and helping pupils to see why we need rules. We discuss how society has rules and laws and we talk about what happens when these laws are broken.
Individual Liberty which we strive to nurture in our pupils encouraging them to develop their self knowledge, self esteem and self confidence through many activities in school. Our children know they have the individual freedom to make choices.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance which we encourage through promoting a wide understanding of different religions and beliefs. We enjoy celebrating different festivals such as Chinese New Year and Jewish Sukkot. We respect, understand and celebrate peoples individuality and diversity.
To find out more information, or to discuss your child’s year group and the curriculum areas specific to them, please contact your child’s class teacher.
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