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At Anglesey, we are a vibrant and nurturing school community, where children are given the skills to become , inquisitive, resilient, independent learners. Our curriculum provides a range of creative, challenging and inspiring experiences for all. This equips our children with the life skills to be happy, flourish and be successful...Today, tomorrow and in the future

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The schools total attendance is currently at:

95.34% Total

Curriculum Intent

  ANGLESEY PRIMARY SCHOOL 

CURRICULUM INTENT 

Inquisitive, Resilient, Independent 

At Anglesey, we are a vibrant and nurturing school community, where children are given the skills to become, inquisitive, resilient, independent learners. 

Our curriculum provides a range of creative, challenging and inspiring experiences for all.  This equips our children with the life skills to be happy, flourish and be successful…Today, tomorrow and in the future 

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND VALUES  

INQUISITIVE 

An inquisitive learner has a thirst for learning and wants to discover as much as they can about the world by asking questions. 

RESILIENT 

A resilient learner can bounce back from challenges and problems, but also has the capacity to adapt in the face of challenging circumstances, whilst maintaining a stable mental wellbeing. 

INDEPENDENT 

An independent learner takes responsibility for their own learning. They are self-motivated and accept that frustration in the present is worthwhile to achieve future success. They take initiative and are good problem solvers. 

Opportunities for provocations are built into the curriculum, including open-ended activities which allow pupils to explore for themselves both inside and outside the classroom eg. build a structure to get from A to B, create a habitat for an animal. 

From the youngest pupils, we follow up on their questions and interests and build on from previous experiences. 

Open questioning is modelled and skills scaffolded appropriately, providing pupils with the opportunities to use the skills independently. 

The use of Dialogic Teaching encourages and supports pupils to think more deeply and gain further understanding. 

Pupils are encouraged to make connections across topics and year groups, using skills and knowledge they have acquired to make links and learn new things 

 

'Overcoming challenges' is a thread interleaved throughout our curriculum eg. How can you get a toy out of ice? Explore the challenges faced by Rosa Parks. 

We use "Dialogic Teaching", using talk most effectively for carrying out teaching and learning, creating an ethos of challenge in a safe, secure, supportive environment.  

Problem solving and reasoning is modelled and encouraged across the school, challenging pupils to take risks and work collaboratively or independently to explain their thinking and strategies explores and to give reasons for choices eg. through maths reasoning. 

Positive praise is always used to encourage pupils to persist with challenges, ask questions and not just find the correct answer first time. 

Pupils are given the tools to resolve conflicts and overcome unfamiliar situations. 

 

We encourage and support independent learning and thinking throughout the curriculum, including promoting self-care, issuing jobs and responsibilities, providing choice and range of activities and supporting individual and collective decision making eg. School council, deciding on role play themes 

Being inquisitive and resilient learners leads to independent learners who have confidence in their own ability and are comfortable asking and answering questions. 

Opportunities are provided for pupils to work independently, safe in the knowledge that they have a range of strategies for support. 

The BrigHouse provides a wealth of opportunities for pupils to share responsibilities, spend time away from home and experience a wide range of challenging and exciting tasks. 

CREATIVE, CHALLENGING AND INSPIRING EXPERIENCES & CULTURAL CAPITAL  

Trips and visitors provide real life scenarios and experiences for all pupils to provide reasons for learning and to inspire pupils, many of whom have very limited experiences outside of school. Pupils can then ask and answer relevant questions, having experienced something first hand eg chicks hatching, a VE street party or guiding tourists around Stratford. They also provide opportunities for pupils to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.  

Each topic has a ‘wow’ activity, which can be inspired by the pupils’ interest and enthusiasm, e.g. the ‘Wonderdome’ planetarium and the dissection of a sheep’s heart. 

Art, Music and PE is provided by specialist teachers and provides high quality teaching of the arts across the school. Regular performances, presentations and exhibitions are provided to showcase the pupils’ skills and enjoyment. A variety of clubs and extra-curricular activities provide wider curriculum skills and knowledge as well as enabling pupils with a particular aptitude to further explore their interests. 

Role play, dance and drama are prevalent in the curriculum.  Pupils are encouraged to rehearse and perform in lessons and perform to a wider audience eg Young Voices, Shakespeare in Schools. 

In EYFS, pupils learning is extended through SCIP, which provides prompting, scaffolding and challenge during play. Topics have been created around History, Science and Geography in KS1 and 2, following a skills progression that builds on previous learning and with content allowing for the interests of the pupils to be encouraged and developed. 

To prepare our pupils for the next stage of their education, we have a regular program of workshops aimed at developing life skills (eg. financial management), raising aspirations (careers and engaging with businesses) and working with the wider community in a positive way (eg. charity work).  

VALUES 

Democracy, The rule of law, Individual liberty, Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.  

Cooperation, Community cohesion, Friendship and caring, Honesty, Keeping Safe, Perseverance and Aspiration 

EYFS 

Through the EYFS Framework, our curriculum intent is to provide a practical and playful approach to learning, encouraging pupils’ independence through exploration and challenge in preparation for KS1. The Characteristics of Effective Learning are at the heart of the EYFS curriculum with the intention of building on children’s ability to learn in a variety of ways. All the learning experiences allow pupils to develop these skills and to access the curriculum independently. 

LANGUAGE RICH 

We constantly strive to create a classroom environment and curriculum where children are exposed to high quality language in varying form in a meaningful, deliberate and engaging way, involving the pupils as active participants. Language acquisition and its use is at the core of all the reading, writing, and communication we expect of our pupils.  

Welcome to Anglesey Primary School...Parents and carers, you are invited to meet your child’s new teacher and collect your child’s report. Look in the ‘Covid-19 Parent Support‘ page and open the parents appointment letter. We look forward to seeing you all again.
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