The basic objective of teaching English is to enable the children to develop fully the understanding and use of English, through Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. The development of these skills is fundamental to success in all other areas of the curriculum. The Primary framework provides a structure for the teaching of English.
Children take part in a wide range of activities in which they are encouraged to discuss, ask questions, tell stories, share ideas and to be active listeners.
A love of literature will be fostered and an active use of our Library/Information Centre will be encouraged. In addition to their work in class children will be given every opportunity to take home books to share with their families. The Home/School Reading partnership will be explained in detail during the induction of the children into St Peter’s.
This structure provides the basis for lessons, but our teachers use their professional judgement to adapt the lessons to the needs of our pupils.
Please read school-english-curriculum-planning-website for our English Curriculum
Religious education permeates everything we do at St Peter’s. It underpins all aspects of the curriculum, school life and ethos. ‘God Matters’ programme supports the main scheme for Religious Education. Each unit of work starts from the child’s experience and through a range of creative teaching and learning strategies teachers draw upon the Scriptures to help children discover how the Word of God and traditions of the church have meaning in their daily life.
Worship: The prayer life of the school is central to our commitment to the Christian life. We say we ‘talk the talk and walk the walk’. For us that means we make time for prayer and reflection about what it means to be a friend of Jesus and we look for practical opportunities to show that friendship in the way we treat others.
Please read school-re-curriculum-planning-outline-website for our RE Curriculum
The National Numeracy Strategy provides a framework for the mathematical content that the children are to be taught each term. This approach to teaching maths places an emphasis on mental and oral mathematical activities. We use a range of resources to support the Maths curriculum. All children are placed in current attainment groups to ensure that programmes of work are matched as closely as possible to their individual needs. Communicating and presenting ideas, thinking and problem-solving, are key skills that we aim to develop. We teach the children that mathematics has a practical application in our everyday life.
Please click st-peters-calculation-guidance-2014-draft-4 to read or download our calculation guidance.
Please read school-maths-curriculum-planning-outline-website for our Maths Curriculum
The programmes of study as set out in the National Curriculum and Scheme of Work, supported by the Ginn Star Science Scheme, will provide the framework for the science taught in St Peter’s. During their early experiences of the world, children develop ideas which enable them to make sense of the things that happen in their environment. In the classroom we aim to give them more explanatory power so that their ideas can become useful concepts. In St Peter’s we aim to develop a positive attitude to science as an important, interesting and enjoyable subject, by providing a wide range of accessible and stimulating science activities. Opportunities are provided for children to develop knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes and skills and relate these to everyday experiences. They will have the opportunity to learn about ways of thinking, discovering and communicating ideas.
By working with others, children will have the chance to explore values and attitudes. The need to listen to other peoples ideas and treat them with respect, whilst learning to critically evaluate, will be fostered. They should develop respect for the environment and living things and an awareness of their own health and safety.
Please read school-science-curriculum-planning-outline-website for our Science Curriculum
A high quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to underand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, sicence and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.
Please read school-ict-subject-curriculum-planning-outline-website for our ICT Curriculum