Our Curriculum

At All Saints’ we deliver our skills based curriculum through a thematic approach. We believe that children learn best when they are engaged in the activities on offer and can make meaningful links between the subjects they are learning. Our Curriculum aims are:

• To promote memorable learning experiences through practical enjoyable activities enabling the application and consolidation of skills

• To develop a love of learning.

• To continue to raise pupil attainment and ensure that all pupils meet their potential.

• To empower children to become independent and active learners.

• To embed and value creative arts alongside knowledge acquisition.

• To celebrate and value diversity.

We provide pupils with a wide range of exciting learning experiences to stimulate learning both inside and outside of the classroom.

We use language to develop our views and opinions of the world around us. Through high-quality education pupils, at All Saints’, will learn to communicate fluently in spoken and written form. The development of reading and listening skills enables our pupils to acquire new knowledge and develop emotionally, culturally and intellectually.

In Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, we use the ‘Read, Write, Inc.’ programme to deliver phonics.  When pupils have developed a secure knowledge of phonemes then they progress to the ‘Language and Literacy’ scheme.

In both Key Stage One and Two English lessons are linked to high quality literature. Units of work are organised into genres and lessons build upon prior knowledge and skills. The table below shows the units of work undertaken by each year group.

Grammar, handwriting and spelling are taught to all classes with our approach building upon and extending the skills that the children already have. Pupils have weekly spelling tests.

Maths is a life skill that we use daily in many aspects of our lives.  It equips pupils with the ability to reason logically, solve problems and think in an abstract way.

We aim to provide our pupils with a wide mathematical education taught in an engaging and relevant way. Maths is taught daily. Pupils explore all four number operations, exploring a range of strategies and building upon prior knowledge. Children are given plenty of opportunity to discuss their methods and are encouraged to use the correct mathematical language. Our aim is for pupils to understand mathematical concepts, skills, facts, relationships and strategies and be able to use and explain these in a confident way. The following areas of mathematics are taught throughout the school with skills becoming progressively more demanding.

Every child has a natural curiosity about the way the world works. Through practical experiences pupils have the opportunity to investigate and develop their knowledge of the world around them.

The scientific process and problem solving activities will be used to deepen your child’s knowledge of the concepts involved. We aim to develop pupils’ enjoyment and interest in science and to develop an appreciation of its contribution to all aspects of everyday life. Through science, pupils understand how major scientific ideas contribute to technological change and impact on the quality of our lives.

At All Saints’ we teach science as mini-topics, usually at the beginning of a half term. We aim to use the outdoors wherever possible. We wish to build on pupils’ curiosity and sense of awe of the natural world. At the same time, the children will be able to plan fair tests, make predictions, record using ICT skills and draw conclusions from their learning. Pupils are encouraged to develop their scientific vocabulary and critical thinking.

Modern technology is changing at an amazing rate and we need to prepare our pupils for a world we do not yet know!

Pupils at All Saints’ receive regular computing lessons in addition to using laptops, iPad and digital cameras to support their learning in all curricular subjects. The school has invested heavily in updating ICT hardware and pupil resources. Wi-Fi has been installed throughout the school to facilitate the use of mobile devices.

The core of computing lessons is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.

Internet safety is an extremely important aspect of computer literacy and our pupils are taught to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

Foundation subjects are taught as part of a class topic. Many of our topics take one subject area as a base and then combine other subjects to make the topic come alive for pupils! Skills in each subject area become progressively more challenging as pupils move through the school. You will find the teachers’ termly overviews on each class section of this website. These detail the learning objectives covered in each year group.

We don’t view History as simple facts and dates. At All Saints’ we see it as a chance to become a detective and explore

the past in an exciting way. History allows our children to compare and contrast, to examine how and why things have

changed, to learn about historical characters and expand their research skills.

We encourage first-hand experience wherever possible through visits to historical sites, drama and role-play activities,

the use of historical artefacts and testimonies of witnesses though the use of secondary resources.

We want the children at All Saints’ to develop their knowledge of people and places and to understand the physical, social

and economic forces which shape those places and the lifestyles of the people who live there.

Our Geography studies cover the local area, UK and the wider world. Pupils use atlases, photographs and computers to

extend their knowledge. Pupils also take part in a rich variety of field work in the school grounds and the wider community.

                                         Music is a universal language that enriches the curriculum. At All Saints’,  music lessons engage and inspire pupils to develop a

                                         love of music and their talents as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

                                         Singing is at the heart of our music making, both in class and during whole school assemblies. We regularly take part in the                                          ‘Young Voices’ concert in Manchester and a range of school performances. We offer our pupils the opportunity to watch                                           professional theatre productions and shows performed by other local schools. Lessons delivered by the peripatetic staff include drum, guitar and violin. We also have a recorder club for KS2 pupils.

Art, craft and design stimulates creativity and imagination. We provide a rich environment in which we encourage our pupils

to communicate through the use of colour, pattern, texture and form, using a variety of media.

We inspire our children to develop their talents through working with professional artists, visiting an art gallery and

displaying our work at various locations throughout the local area.

Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. Working with a

variety of materials they develop a range of practical skills that link with our skills ladder to ensure challenge and


Learning a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience in preparation for future life. At All Saints’ we teach French in enjoyable and engaging way to encourage confidence and curiosity about language.

Our pupils have a rich diet of physical education. Pupils in the Foundation Stage have continuous access to the outdoor area

which has been designed with physical challenge in mind.

P.E lessons focus upon athletics, games, gymnastics and dance. Year Four pupils also take part in regular swimming lessons

and Year Five pupils take part in ‘Bikeability’.

Our programme of after school clubs gives extra opportunity for pupils to develop their talents and we often take part in competitions with other schools.

In our last inspection, the religious educational at All Saints’ was judged to be Outstanding.

We are a Church of England voluntary aided school and follow the Manchester Diocesan

scheme of work. Our pupils are encouraged to learn about religious traditions and reflect on

religious  concepts and values. We have strong links with ‘All Saints Church’ and we join together for celebrations throughout the year.

Our school values are love, truth and forgiveness. These three values underpin every aspect of our lives together. We are an inclusive school that values and respects the cultural and religious diversity of our pupils. Pupils at our school have the opportunity to visit a church, a mosque and a synagogue as part of the curriculum.

Social and moral education is interwoven into our daily lives. We encourage our pupils to be healthy, safe, confident and responsible member of society. Pupils have the opportunity to talk about matters that are important to them during circle time. Wider issues are often explored during class and whole school assemblies. We have links with many professionals in our community who regularly share their expertise and pupils take part in a wide range of enrichment activities both in and out of school.

Pupils reflect upon their relationships and social skills at an age- appropriate level. Sex education is primarily taught in Year Six. Parents are notified by letter and are welcome to come and view the content of the taught materials, prior to its commencement, in order that (if need be) they may advise the school they wish to withdraw their child from any aspect of the lessons.

# Literacy Genres

# Year by year literacy


# Year by Year maths expectations

# Science Overview

# Computing Overview

# KS1 Overview

# KS2 Overview

# Year-by-Year Expectations for


# Foundation Subject Year-by-Year Objectives

# PE Skills Ladder