"St Peter's offers the full package, allowing all children to develop personal, social and emotional skills, all children benefit from nurturing and an extensive curriculum" Parental Questionnaire Autumn 2014
Our school curriculum is based on the National Curriculum 2014 and aims to address the needs of every child as an individual. Excellence and Enjoyment underpins all the work in school. The main aim of the National Curriculum is to raise standards by ensuring rigour and high quality essential core subject knowledge and skills through the medium of a broad and balanced, exciting and inspirational curriculum. A fundamental element to the new curriculum is to increase the children’s interest and knowledge of the world around them to enable a growing appreciation and understanding of diversity which exists and is celebrated in modern day Britain.
Our specific aims are:
- To provide a challenging yet supportive environment to stimulate, maintain and develop a lively, enquiring mind.
- To encourage all pupils to reach their full potential in all aspects of their development.
- To develop in pupils a sense of moral values to enable them to become responsible citizens in society, respecting people’s property, ideas and beliefs, irrespective of race, gender, disability or academic achievements.
- To develop in pupils a positive attitude towards themselves.
- To develop positive attitudes towards and concern for the environment.
- To offer a broad and balanced curriculum to all children, facilitating the ability to acquire knowledge, the skills to learn and the talent to become active, confident and responsible members of society.
- To develop a school community, which values its members and which encourages mutual respect, concern and truthfulness.
- To foster a close relationship between the school, children’s homes and the community.
These aims will be achieved through the curriculum offered in school and through the relationships between children, staff, parents, governors and the local community.
The school curriculum comprises of:
- Religious Education through class discussion, topic work and daily acts of worship.
Core subjects -
- English- speaking/listening, phonics/spelling, reading and writing
- Maths- number, shape, data, reasoning and problem solving
- Science- investigation and knowledge of the world
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT) embedded within core and topic work
Foundation Subjects- taught through topic work
- Physical Education- 2 hours per week plus extra-curricular opportunities
- Design Technology (DT)
- Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) in both KS1 and KS2
Personal, Health and Social Education (PHSE) and Sex Education are also taught.
The teaching in our school is divided into three Key Stages.
The Foundation Stage is for Reception aged children (ages 4 to 5).
- Key Stage 1 is for children in Years 1 and 2 (ages 5 to 7).
- Key Stage 2 is for children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 (ages 7 to 11).
If you require any further information regarding our curriculum, please contact the school office via email and the relevant member of staff will be in touch to answer your queries.