St Peter’s Primary C of E School is a Church School and we therefore maintain a clear Christian ethos. As the local primary school we aim to respect, understand and welcome everyone regardless of their culture and faith.
St Peter’s Primary C of E School Curriculum Plan takes its fundamental objectives and aims from the National Curriculum 2014 document and also provides planned opportunities that make up the wider curriculum resulting in a vibrant and highly enriched curriculum
We believe that the School Curriculum should be broad and balanced, offering children the opportunity to achieve success all areas. The plan has been devised to allow teachers to plan and deliver exciting and engaging learning experiences for the pupils within their classes. We follow a theme-based approach to learning, in the belief that children learn best when logical connections are made between different aspects of their work to provide the children with a broad range of skill and fact based learning each term. The themes take their lead from the Key Stage 1 and 2 Programmes of Study. We aim to follow the children’s interests and levels of understanding and therefore the theme planning is dynamic as the term progresses. When appropriate we will teach some of the foundation subjects in blocks to ensure a depth of learning and the coverage of objectives within all of the subject areas.
We believe passionately in giving the children ownership of their learning. We support our children in becoming ‘aspirational’ – aiming high – in order to make the most of their learning opportunities. Teaching and Learning is matched to pupils preferred learning styles; is differentiated to match ability and makes the most of our developing provision in ICT to support this.
The English Programme of study is used to complement the teaching of other subjects but its fundamental aim is to raise pupil attainment in spoken language, reading, writing, grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Mathematics is taught as a discrete subject. In addition, teachers plan opportunities to use a range of strategies to develop pupil’s understanding of the subject through other subject areas.
The teaching of British Values underpins the curriculum and is embedded in P.S.H.E, Citizenship, R.E and whole school assemblies
St Peter’s Primary School believes in an active partnership between school, pupil and home. We view parents as integral to the educational success of their children. As such, we aim to foster strong links with all adults involved in our children's care. We provide regular opportunities for parents and carers to come into the school environment and celebrate their children's learning. These opportunities include celebrations, class assemblies and learning workshops for parents on subjects including; developing early literacy skills; approaches to mathematical calculations and assessment and monitoring procedures across the school. We also offer a termly ‘Parents Forum’ when we address current issues such as our revised Behaviour Policy and give parents the opportunity to ask questions or find out further information about our school.