Learning Together In God's World

We show respect by caring for others and our school.
We show hope by believing in ourselves and others.
We show courage by always making the right choice.
We show friendship by working together and including others.

We show honesty by always telling the truth.
We show perseverance by trying our best and never giving up.
We show thankfulness by celebrating how special we are and not taking things for granted.
We show responsibility by keeping ourselves and other safe.

With God's Love at our roots, we nurture and guide every unique individual to grow in a caring and secure Christian environment.



Curriculum provision, content and approach

 We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is stimulating to the children, relevant to their context and interests and which motivates them with their learning. To help us achieve this; we involve the children when deciding the focus of the themes, we introduce the theme with an exciting ‘hook for learning’ and we teach using a thematic cross-curricular approach. Whenever possible, we use the community and local habitats to enrich learning and provide a real-world link with which to challenge the children.

Provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage allows for continuous provision with indoor and outdoor environments being well planned, stimulating and designed to support purposeful child initiated play to maximize learning opportunities. These opportunities are continuously developed by the highly skilled staff who use rigorous observations to monitor and assess progress and determine next steps in learning for the individual child.


Our approach to reading

 Staff at St. Anne’s C of E Lydgate Primary School use a structured synthetic phonics programme which is linked to our main reading books from the Oxford Reading Tree.

The core phonics programme is delivered through Floppy’s Phonics, supported by Letters and Sounds, and is augmented by a range of reading books across genres. These books are normally Oxford Reading Tree books though we do support and challenge more able readers with the Rigby Star range of texts.

Children also have at least one guided reading session per week when a teacher listens to them and discusses the text to develop their understanding.

Where possible and voluntary adult support allows, there is also a weekly 1:1 reading session for children with reading records used to encourage a home-school partnership approach with parents. Reading records are also used to communicate with parents so progress remains central to our love of learning approach.


Staff Curriculum Area 2017-18


Subject Area

Miss Lees

Geography, History & Music

Miss Jenkinson


 Mr. Casey


Mrs Claire Calverley-Smith

English, RE, Guided Reading, Writing, SPAG, P4C , British Values & Assessment

Miss Lynsey Coleman

Maths, Science, Assessment,  & Phonics 

Mrs Jane Fraser



Miss Platt

Assessment, Collective Worship,Pupil Premium   & More Able



Mrs Killan


Mrs Dollman

Art & D.T.