The Curriculum at St Peter's
We are proud to offer children at St Peter’s an innovative, exciting and rigorous curriculum which enables every child to excel. It equips them not only with the skills in English and maths that they need but allows them to build up knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live, past, present and future, through broad and balanced learning opportunities across all subject areas. We have redesigned our curriculum in accordance to the Primary Curriculum 2014 but also ensured that is also special to our pupils. Our curriculum gives wonderful chances for all children to be engaged and self motivated, learning both within and beyond the classroom, with others and independently. Educational visits are carefully planned to enrich and enhance learning.
Our curriculum meets the specific needs of the children here at St Peter’s and the community in which they live. Based around concepts and topics in order to give relevance and meaning to objectives from individual subject areas, our children are able to make links between different areas of learning and practice and apply skills in different settings. Learning always includes first hand experiences, often in the local community and beyond. There are also opportunities for parents to be involved in children’s learning and we welcome 'experts' to inspire and encourage learning across many disciplines.
Our Church of England ethos is a special and distinctive feature of the St Peter’s curriculum. Each year group has specific values that underpin their learning for that term and links to their class worship.
Every child at St Peter's participates in 'Legacy Learning'. This is a purposeful opportunity for every child to serve their school or wider local, national or international community. Every project is bespoke to each year group and embedded within that year’s curriculum. Legacy Learning is underpinned by British Values, and our own school values, and nurtures children’s development as responsible, respectful and compassionate global citizens. We aim to have a balance of projects so that, over their time at St Peter’s, children can leave a lasting legacy in terms of contributing to the school, local community and a global issue. Legacy Learning provides children with the opportunity to focus on relationships and commitments, participate in communities and institutions and develop the qualities of character that enable people to flourish well together.