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Curriculum Overview

Please use the links on this page to find out more about our Curriculum at St Anselm's and the enrichment our children receive.

Our Curriculum Intent

At St Anselm’s the curriculum is underpinned by our school Mission Statement, ‘Learning and Growing together through prayer, belief and love’. 

Our curriculum offers a stimulating and inclusive experience with Christian values at its core.  By modelling the virtues given to us by Jesus, our pupils become life-long learners, understanding that we are all unique and have a variety of talents.  Our curriculum is a vehicle for teaching British values and develops in our pupils a sense of responsibility and duty, and as a result our pupils contribute positively to our school community, the wider local community and as global citizens.

Our curriculum is planned to ensure the development of core skills, creativity and curiosity within a cross curricular approach which takes into account the context of St Anselm’s and the richness of the local area with its proximity to London. While focusing on subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum, it is designed to be cohesive, relevant and inspiring to pupils. The knowledge and skills based approach within our curriculum is continually evolving to respond to the needs and interests of our current pupils which ensures it is meaningful, challenging and stimulates pupils to reach the highest possible standards in reading, writing and maths.  

Our curriculum and provision demonstrates our commitment to each individual child, their mental health and well-being, and to ensuring that all pupils develop a positive attitude.  Our aim is for our children to be offered the richest experiences and to leave St Anselm’s with a sense of responsibility, ready to embrace the opportunities and challenges of the wider world.‚Äč

In depth Curriculum Maps can be found on this page, detailing the topics that are covered in each year group.

In Reception classes, the children experience the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum delivered across seven areas of learning: Communication and Language; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Physical Development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World; Expressive Arts and Design.