At Ann Cam we aim to provide a curriculum that:
- is broad and balanced
- meets the statutory requirements of the national curriculum
- is distinctive to the needs of our pupils and our community
- prepares children for life in modern Britain
- engages and motivates the children
Staff complete curriculum maps each year to show that they are covering what they have to teach, as covered by the new national curriculum. These maps ensure our children leave the infants and juniors having being taught all the skills and knowledge to allow them to start their journey through the next key stage.
Children are taught English, Maths and Religious Education every week but the other subjects may be taught weekly or as part of a block of lessons over a series of weeks.
As a Church of England School we follow Gloucestershire’s Agreed Syllabus for the teaching of Religious Education.
At Ann Cam we follow the ‘Essentials Curriculum,’ a teacher friendly curriculum from Chris Quigley that sets out the essential coverage, learning objectives and standards of the new curriculum. His ‘Essentials Curriculum’ meets and exceeds the standards in the new curriculum.
Staff will plan topics that engage their pupils. These topics may last a whole term or even just a few weeks. Staff may change the learning that is taking place, if, for example, a major world event occurs that sparks an interest with the pupils, e.g., a volcanic eruption.
Staff will not over-plan topics so that there is time to explore the interests of the children or even the staff themselves.
What will the children be learning each term?
Please look on each class' page for more information about what the children will be learning each term.
Which reading scheme do we use in school?
At Ann Cam we use the Oxford Reading Tree scheme. Children take books home from the first week they are at Ann Cam. Children work their way through the scheme until they become a fluent confident reader.