Learning is a continual process by which we gain knowledge and skills in an engaging and creative way within a challenging, yet secure, environment. We encourage these skills to be applied in real contexts at school and at home. Learning at Anson is about creating meaning from experience. Our learning experiences will include those in our local area, those celebrating our British values and those which celebrate and reach a global education audience.
The National Curriculum will be taught with these learning behaviours at the heart of our lesson planning. We will look to develop every child as a life-long learner and support parents to develop these skills beyond the school day.
The Anson Big Curriculum
The curriculum at Anson Primary School gives the children the chance to explore our world in an innovative and creative way. We have developed the Anson Big Curriculum (ABC) creating units of work that are relevant to the children, engaging, interactive, challenging and utilise the skills they need to be 21st century learners, while adhering to national expectations and the National Curriculum.
The curriculum is designed to reflect the diversity of the world around us and uses key texts and key figures from around the world to help the children understand their place in the world and the impact they can all have regardless of their gender, ethnicity or disability.
At the heart of each unit of work there are also opportunities for the children to build on their skills in reading, writing, maths and speaking and listening. So, the children may be learning about natural disasters, with a strong emphasis on the geographical and scientific, but they will be using reading and writing skills to research, explain, inform and describe, while using their mathematics to calculate, predict and investigate. At all times they are building their knowledge and understanding of the rich history of our planet.
We also enrich the curriculum with well-planned learning opportunities in the local area and across London and the south-east of England.
The curriculum maps explain what will be taught during the academic year. These are reviewed annually. We are redeveloping our curriculum in the light of the pandemic and each curriculum map will be released each term during 2021 to 2022.
If you need further information on the curriculum please speak to your child's class teacher.
Subjects at Anson
The links below give a window into the way some of the subjects are approached and some of the broad learning opportunities in the subject areas.
Where is your child heading?
50 Ways to Learn at Home
Our list of 50 ways to learn at home supports parents in developing the learning behaviours of their children beyond the school day. These are simple tasks that are not about spending money but more about spending time to support your child's development. They are written by parents for parents and are all tried and tested activities.
You can download a PDF version below.
Visit the online safety page to see how we teach online safety and how you can help keep children safe at home.
We are very proud of the way the children approach their learning. Their enthusiasm and desire to learn, along with their focus in sessions, means that we are able to push the boundaries in innovative ways. Work is shared through the website, social media and the radio station. The augmented reality work we have undertaken has had an impact on the whole school community as well as a global audience. Children from Year 3 to Year 6 have been involved in the i,Scientist project at the Science Museum, and we have produced some excellent dramatic works with children across the school. Every pupil in Year One to Year Six is a published author, helping us to raise the profile of writing and share it with the community. Our teachers share their work too, with over one million downloads of their educational iBooks.
We encourage every pupil to try and achieve the best they possibly can in all curriculum areas. We also encourage the children to be creative at all times.
We also used professional software packages to present their work in the best possible way. The curriculum is truly cross curricula and a shining example of the depth and quality of learning at Anson. All aspects of our curriculum are accessible to all children, irrespective of their ethnic background, gender, disability or religious background. We strive hard to meet the needs of those pupils with special educational needs, those with disabilities, those who are more able, those with special gift and talents and children who are learning English as an additional language.
We provide a rich, challenging curriculum, which stretches all our children.