UK National Curriculum
At Anfield School our learning and teaching is based on the UK National Curriculum, with an international flavor, catering for all students from Year 1 to Year 6.
The curriculum includes:
- Art & Design
- Design Technology
- Mandarin (daily)
- Personal, Social and Health Education
- Physical Education
- Spanish (Y3-6 only)
With two classes in each year group and an excellent ration of teachers and students, children are supported in their academic, personal and social development. The classroom is where most learning activities take place, but learning at Anfield is also extended beyond the children’s classroom with the use of dedicated specialist teaching rooms and the external environment. The core subjects (English and maths) are taught by class teachers on a daily basis. Where possible these are linked into the topic that the class is covering or to the country that the class is focusing on. Our foundation subjects are taught as a range of stand-alone lessons, or through a cross-curricular approach by class teachers. Cross-curricular learning offers our students a creative way to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding while motivating them to learn through stimulating, interconnected topics.
Our team of specialist teachers in music, P.E. and Spanish (Y3-6 only) share their expertise to plan and teach exciting lessons for our students each week. Children are taught a range of new skills, with opportunities to express their thoughts and ideas through a collaborative approach to learning. Many of these specialist skills are showcased during special event days and extra-curricular activities that Anfield has to offer.
Mandarin is the standardised language used by Chinese and many other people from different countries across the world. Learning Mandarin provides an opening to Chinese language and cultures, to foster. At Anfield School, we use traditional Chinese characters. Students learn Mandarin through a variety of activities in the scope of speaking and listening, reading, writing and culture.
The world is endlessly diverse, and therefore, as part of life skills development in preparation for later life, we support our students to embrace a range of opinions and cultures in their learning. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. As a caring school, we help them to thrive within a global community, where thinking critically, creatively and collaboratively is essential as part of an ever-changing world. We encourage the children to show respect for others and their point of view, and develop a sense of responsibility for the environment. This is summed up as the promotion of International Mindedness – a frame of mind that embraces the values of
- Respect for diversity
- Understanding of culture
- Global awareness
- Analytical thinking
- Shared humanity
A key aspect of International Mindedness at Anfield School is the class country which is chosen by the class teacher as a focus for the year. This allows students the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of another country, its culture and language. Comparisons between the chosen country and Hong Kong, underpins the work that is completed in each class throughout the year and forms a sense of identity, belonging and class community between students.