Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Governors and staff work together to regularly monitor the School Development Plan, progress against our targets and to review policy documents. Throughout the school parents will receive information and curriculum guidelines on which topics their children will be covering during the year. These information sheets also outline the school’s homework expectations for each age group …

Religious Education

Religious Education is central to all we do; it is the reason for our school’s existence. We aim to help the children deepen their understanding of the beliefs, values and practices of the Catholic faith. Our R.E lessons are planned to the Bishops’ curriculum directory. We use a range of different plans and resources in …

Foundation Stage

In the Nursery and Reception classes the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We believe that play is the foundation of learning. It enables a child to develop imagination, language, creativity, independence, problem-solving skills, concepts, understanding and self-esteem. Play provides opportunities for expression of feelings, learning to share and co-operating with others. It …

Maths

In Key Stage 1, our aim is to ensure that all children have the best foundation in mathematics. We provide a challenging, relevant and enjoyable mathematics curriculum for every child using the ‘Herts Plus scheme’ as a framework. Mathematical language is developed and children are encouraged to give explanations of their reasoning. A variety of methods are used to …

English

At St Anthony’s we endeavour to inspire a love and appreciation of English and ensure that every child becomes a capable reader and writer and can speak clearly, fluently and confidently. This is an aim throughout all areas of the curriculum. The children use a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts to inspire and …

Core Subjects

Science The teaching and learning of Science at St Anthony’s aims to provide an engaging curriculum that inspires children, developing their natural curiosities as young learners. Our school’s Science scheme follows the National Curriculum and in Key Stage 1 is based around the topics of ‘Plants’, ‘Animals, including humans’, ‘Everyday materials’, ‘Seasonal changes’ and ‘Living …

Foundation Subjects

Design and Technology Design and Technology encourages children to use their creativity and imagination to design and make a quality product. They will be expected to work with different tools, equipment, materials and components. The finished products will then be evaluated in order to identify improvements that could be made to their work in the …

Physical Education

The Physical Education curriculum at St Anthony’s aims to ensure that all pupils: develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities are physically active for sustained periods of time engage in competitive sports and activities lead healthy, active lives. Key Stage One In Key Stage one pupils develop fundamental movement skills, become …

Useful Websites

Big Garden Birdwatch  https://www.rspb.org.uk Art www.nationalgallery.org.uk/collection/default_online.htm The entire collection – online Design Technology www.howstuffworks.com A site jam packed full of useful information on how everything works. www.flying-pig.co.uk Ideas on mechanisms and structures. www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies Activities and games based on CBeebies characters such as the Teletubbies, Fimbles, Tweenies and Bob the Builder. Aimed at ages up to …