Our curriculum is underpinned by the National Curriculum(2014); we enhance this with planned opportunities that make up the wider school curriculum. Learning should be exciting and taught in a meaningful context for children. Where the opportunity exists learning is linked and lessons taught using a cross-curricular approach. Where this is not achievable, subjects are taught discreetly. We place a strong emphasis on the development of the basic skills necessary to be confident independent learners and successful adults. All children engage in sessions where they develop their reading and comprehension skills in addition to a daily English and Mathematics lesson. We have always placed great emphasis on the teaching and learning of times tables and continue to do so.
At St. Peter’s we have a number of structured reading schemes including The Oxford Reading Tree, Ginn Reading 360 and Project X. An emphasis is placed upon using differentiated phased phonic groups across the EYFS and Key Stage One phases. Designated daily phonic lessons, based on the Letters and Sounds document encourage the development of technical language; reviewing existing knowledge as well as acquiring and applying new phonic sounds. We also aim to develop each child’s phonic knowledge in conjunction with a developing sight vocabulary. We also extend these lessons to children in Lower Key Stage 2 who are still working at the Phased levels.
Our Curriculum statement (found under the ‘Policies’ tab on our website) will give you more detailed information about all curriculum subjects. To view or print the Curriculum Map for each class click on the appropriate link from the table below