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St Anne Line
Catholic Infant School & Nursery

Love Learn Pray


Whole School Curriculum Statement



At St Anne Line Catholic Infant School we strive to instil a love of learning, where we are the starting place of a lifelong journey of discovery. Through our core values, we foster an environment where the emotional (including mental health), physical, academic, social, moral, spiritual, and cultural development of each child is considered.


Our aim is to bring the curriculum to life, to engage the children and capture their imagination as well as providing a meaningful purpose and context for learning.  Research and experience tells us that children learn best when experiences are first-hand, linked to their interests and which offer them exciting and awe-inspiring encounters.




We aim to create learners who think creatively, who question and explore the world around them. Our goal is that our learners make progress academically and become successful, independent and confident individuals who will make a positive contribution to society by teaching key learning behaviours:

  • resilience
  • responsibility
  • reflectiveness
  • collaboration


We are fully committed to nurturing each child’s unique potential by valuing and celebrating their individual efforts and perseverance within a secure environment. Excellent teaching and learning give children opportunities to be successful and take risks in a safe, calm environment where classrooms and other learning spaces promote creativity and high aspiration.



Our curriculum is organised to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum and provides a range of experiences for our pupils through an enriched curriculum.  Our curriculum is designed to challenge, engage and motivate, with the goal that our learners progress academically and become successful, independent, confident individuals, who make a positive contribution to the community and society - both now and in the future.


We enhance our curriculum through experiences in school and out: lessons, themed days, school council, assemblies, outdoor learning, clubs, sports, trips and visits, workshops, fund raising and community activities.



As a school we are delighted to be recognised by Early Excellence as a Partner School for 2023/24, to host events and share good practice in our area.


Early Excellence are a highly regarded organisation that promote inspirational learning, offering School Improvement & Bespoke Consultancy as well as educational resource solutions focused on early primary EYFS & KS1.   



To implement our ambitious curriculum we use the following strategies within our teaching and learning:


  • Instruction 

examples include: modelling, questioning, chunking, use of learning environment, high quality resources

  • Adaptation

       examples include: scaffolds, prompts, interventions

  • Questioning

​​​​​​       examples include: to identify misconceptions, for assessment to move learning forwards,

  • Effective Feedback

examples include: marking, verbal discussions, written comments, time for learners to reflect and respond

  • Long-Term Memory

examples include: activating prior knowledge, providing foundations for new learning, recall of key knowledge, making links, practice, spaced retrieval from previous weeks, terms, years.



In KS1 our vibrant and rich curriculum is designed so that the subject specific skills are scaffolded within a cross-curricular theme or context in subject blocks.


In the EYFS teaching and learning is focused around “Planning in the Moment “and is thus child led. Learning is staged and builds on prior knowledge providing the children with the opportunity to revisit vital skills and knowledge regularly and embed this learning; therefore, becoming experts. To implement our intent, we ensure that our children are invested in their learning. Lessons are engaging and follow a creative curriculum which is designed to interest, inform, and inspire our children. 



Pupils leave St Anne Line Infant School and Nursery emotionally resilient with a secure understanding of the academic content. They understand how to be socially, morally, spiritually, and culturally responsible.   The children are aware of how to make positive contributions to the local area and how to endeavour to be the best that they can be. 


We have 3 foci when it comes to measuring the impact of our curriculum for our children:

1. Impact on children’s emotional development:

  • Personal development is outstanding.
  • Children are happy and enjoy coming to school.
  • Parents and carers are happy with the school and high proportions would recommend us to others.


2. Impact on children’s social development

  • Behaviour and attitudes are outstanding.
  • Children demonstrate our vision and values in their learning and behaviour
  • Children learn to make the right choices for their safety and the choices children make benefit the school and local community.


3. Impact on academic standards

  • Children meet highly ambitious targets across all subjects of the curriculum reflected in teacher assessments.
  • Children make at least expected progress and attain in line with or better than national expectations.
  • Disadvantaged children and those with SEND achieve the best possible outcomes.


Subject Specific Curriculum Intent

Each subject has its own Curriculum Statement to ensure that the subject specific skills and knowledge are made clear through the subject intent.  The way the subject is organised and taught is outlined in the implementation part of the subject curriculum statements. These can all be found below by clicking on each subject icon.





Paper copies of any information regarding our curriculum statements can be requested from the school office free of charge.