What does your child learn at school each day?
We follow the National Curriculum which aims to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum allowing access to all pupils at their appropriate level. Every effort is made to make learning enjoyable and worthwhile, and ensure the school provides stimulating experiences and employs a variety of teaching strategies.
All aspects of our curriculum are accessible to all children, irrespective of their background, gender, disability, religious or linguistic background. We strive hard to meet the needs of those pupils with special educational needs, those with disabilities, those who are more able, those with special gifts and talents and the children who are learning English as an additional language. We provide a rich, challenging curriculum, which stretches all of our children. Staff are aware of children who have exceptional talents and gifts and monitor or track their progress carefully to ensure their academic potential or talent is continually developed.
Below are the overviews for each subject.
Jigsaw is a PSHE scheme of work that we have purchased as it combines Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development (mindfulness) together. It provides a comprehensive whole school approach from Nursery to Year 6.
Please click on the tabs for specific information as well as the email link to the Jigsaw website.
The ‘Changing Me’ and ‘Relationships’ puzzle pieces are also linked to the DFE RSE and Health curriculum requirements which became compulsory from September 2020. This can be accessed on the link below:
At St Peter’s, we use a Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) programme called Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS) to deliver our phonics teaching.
We teach children to decode (read) by identifying each sound within a word and blending them together to read fluently, and to encode (spell) by segmenting each sound to write words accurately. We also teach children to read and write certain ‘Harder to Read and Spell’ (HRS) words. These are words which cannot be decoded such as the.
ELS lessons are designed to ensure that the minimum cognitive load is placed on children as the structure of the lessons allows them to predict what is coming next, what they need to do, and how to achieve success.
As each sound is introduced, children are firstly given the opportunity to hear and say each phoneme (sound) before they are introduced to the grapheme (how that sound is written) using a mnemonic or rhyme with an accompanying picture.
ELS is based upon the following principles:
· The delivery of whole-class, high-quality first teaching in well-structured daily lessons
· The use of consistent terminology and resources that support effective teaching
· Repetition and reinforcement of learning
· Regular assessment and intervention to ensure that children keep up rather than catch up
Each week, children are issued with a reading book that matches their phonic knowledge to read at home. We encourage parents to support their child in reading this book four times during the week.
If you have any questions about the curriculum at St Peter's please use the form below to contact Mandy Zawadzka. Alternatively, contact can be made via the school office.