Learning is our core purpose. At The Queen Anne Royal Free, learning is planned to motivate, engage and develop children’s next steps for learning. Our approach fosters a growth mindset in our children.

In the Foundation Stage we follow the Early Learning Goals, which focus on the Early Learning Framework. Learning is play based and teachers work alongside the children to develop the children’s skills.

In Years 1-4, we follow the National Curriculum. Children study English, mathematics, Science, P.E, History, Geography, Art, Music, Design and Technology, Personal, Social and Emotional Education, Spanish (Year 3 and 4)

Detailed information on the curriculum can be found on this website.

The whole school follows an overarching theme each term. Specific topics are planned for each year group in line with the over-arching theme. Learning is planned to make links with all curriculum areas.

We plan learning opportunities to develop children’s thinking skills. Children are encouraged to think, question and discuss in all subject areas. Children are supported to develop a growth mindset approach to learning.

We recognise that each child has their own learning needs. We plan a differentiated curriculum to meet the needs of each child. Work is planned to address specific skills development.

Learning for all children is enriched through a wide range of school visits, visitors and themed learning weeks.

We are fortunate to have extensive school grounds, which are used not only to develop learning in an outdoor environment, but also to develop understanding of sustainability and about local, national and global environment issues.

A turtle makes progress when it sticks its neck out. (Anon)