St Peter’s curriculum offer promotes our Christian values, meets the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and includes what we believe is important for our pupils’ all round development.
It comprises of the core subjects of English, mathematics and science as well as religious education and non-core foundation subjects – geography, history, computing, design technology, music, art, PSHE, physical education and languages. We also consolidate basic skills including grammar, mental arithmetic and speaking and listening throughout the week.
We actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We firmly believe that the spiritual, moral, cultural and social development of our pupils is a vital part of their preparation for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
Primary specialist teaching in subjects such as English, mathematics, music, sport and languages is a key learning component at St Peter’s C.E Academy, where pupils are inspired and motivated by expert knowledge from teachers at the school and within the Manor Learning Trust.
Visitors and Enrichment
Pupils have the opportunity to partake in enrichment experiences from external providers such as music workshops and science ‘mad professor’ sessions and we regularly invite visitors into school to inspire the learning further. We have organised WOW days where the whole school are immersed in a theme linked to the curriculum. In the past these have included the Rio Olympics, Hindu Festival Day and a Viking experience.
We strongly believe that homework is essential for consolidating the skills that are being taught at school and it creates a partnership between school and family, giving parents/carers an insight into what their child is learning. Pupils are set weekly activities including reading, grammar and mathematics. There is also a creative challenge set each half term that links to the wider curriculum.
Regular assessments are used to monitor progress against targets. Intervention strategies support and encourage pupils to enable them to achieve their individual goals and remove barriers to learning. These assessments are shared with pupils, parents/carers and the school community to ensure that everyone is clear about the learning journey at each stage.
Parents/carers receive a written report each year and are also invited to our yearly consultation evenings which provide a valuable opportunity to talk to teachers about their child’s progress. Staff will also contact parents/carers with academic or pastoral issues in a timely manner in order to maintain our strong parent partnership.
Year 5 & 6 Curriculum Map 2017-18 (100.7 KiB)
Year 3 & 4 Curriculum Map 2017-18 (98.8 KiB)
The national curriculum - guide for parents (788.1 KiB)