The School Curriculum
These are the topics that each class will be learning through this year.
All Saints School Curriculum Topics for 2021 - 2022
Term 1 topic
Term 2 topic
Term 3 topic
Term 4 topic
Term 5 topic
Term 6 topic
St Peter and St Paul YR
Sunshine and sunflowers
St Patrick Y1
The Enchanted Woodland
St Christopher Y1/2
Movers and Shakers
St Mary Y2
Movers and Shakers
St Anne Y3
St Augustine Y3/4
Road Trip USA!
St Andrew Y4
Road Trip USA!
St George Y5
St David Y5/6
St Martha Y6
When the classes complete each topic they upload photos so you can see their learning in action.
Click on the topic title to see the learning that each class has chosen to share with you.
Read the information on this link to explore the intent, implementation and impact of the curriculum at this school.
Read the information below to find out our rationale/ reason for our current curriculum offer:
As a school, during the covid lockdown, we took the opportunity to review our existing curriculum.
In light of the fact that many children missed out on valuable learning during this period, we had an overhaul of core subjects such as reading, writing and maths, introducing the use of programmes such as RWI, AR and Third Space Learning. (Our research into curriculums taught us that one would not suit all, therefore we made the decision to take the best parts we could from a range of curricula in order to meet ALL our pupils needs).
Using these programmes we devised a series of termly plans that teachers follow in order to keep pupils on track with wider national milestones and meet age related expectations by the end of the year.
We spent time researching how children learn effectively and made the decision to build into each day, opportunities and specific times for information retrieval practice and for brain breathing activities that promote the importance of positive wellbeing and SMSC.
For foundation subjects, we sourced a curriculum that we believed would impact well both on children's attainment and their motivation levels. We wanted our children to be able to return to learning quickly and to want to come into school so we found a curriculum that is fun, creative and modern (so they can relate to it). A new curriculum that is multi cultural and therefore reflects our own pupils backgrounds; a curriculum that will help to reduce pupil barriers to learning . This new curriculum is called Cornerstones.
Every year group, from nursery upwards experience 6 topics in a year. Each topic is split into sections, which enable children to progress through four stages of learning.
At the ‘Engage’ stage, children: gain memorable first-hand experiences, enjoy ‘WOW’ moments, get an exciting introduction to a topic or theme, begin researching and setting enquiry questions, develop spoken vocabulary/language skills and have lots of fun to instil in them a desire to learn.
At the ‘Develop’ stage, children: improve their knowledge and understanding of the topic, develop and practise their new skills, compose, make, do, build, investigate, explore, write for different purposes and read across the curriculum following new pathways of enquiry based on their own interests.
At the ‘Innovate’ stage, children: apply skills, knowledge and understanding in real-life contexts, solve real or imagined problems using everything they’ve learnt, get inspired by imaginative and creative opportunities and revisit anything not fully grasped at the ‘Develop’ stage.
At the ‘Express’ stage, children: become the performers, experts and informers, share their work with parents, classmates and the community, evaluate finished products and processes, link what they have learnt to where they started and arrange an event to celebrate their achievements and to measure how much they have progresses.
For further details of what your child will be learning specifically in each topic please visit their class page to read their knowledge organiser. This informs parents of their learning milestones each term.
For more detailed information about learning progression in each subject and year group, please visit our individual subject pages.