St Peter’s Curriculum 2020-21 

Passion        -        Ambition/Aspiration        -         Curiosity             -        Wisdom            -         Respect         -         Community

Our curriculum is in working progress at St Peter's C of E...

INTENT                                                                                                                                  

Each child is a unique individual who brings to the school diversity of experiences and interests therefore our knowledge rich curriculum is designed to: broaden horizons, recognise prior learning, provide first-hand learning opportunities, allow children to develop interpersonal skills through character education, build independence and become creative critical thinkers.

At St Peter’s, pupils are supported to access the key cultural, historical, artistic, linguistic, mathematical, technological and scientific knowledge necessary to make connections and informed decisions; to become life-long learners prepared for life in 21st century Britain and the wider world.

The St Peter’s curriculum is designed to promote creativity and problem solving, responsibility, growth-mindset and physical development. Emphasis is also placed on embedding the skills pupils need for future learning, including resilience, adaptability, self-reliance and self-regulation.

Pupils are enabled to build strong and positive relationships, and through TERRIFIC and Values/Virtues Education embrace the character and resilience needed to deal with future challenges. Pupils learn about the importance of positive personal attributes – such as self-worth, honesty, kindness and a sense of justice and are encouraged to become respectful, focussed and caring.

 

IMPLEMENTATION

The curriculum at St Peter’s incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and a range of other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of pupils. The curriculum is broad and balanced. Individual subject disciplines, taught as part of a thematic curriculum ensure that subject specific knowledge, vocabulary and skills help to secure prior learning, develop and extend future learning and build cohesively towards clear end points (end EYFS, end KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2). Each subject is afforded sufficient space on the timetable, either through weekly lessons or blocked lessons, to deliver its distinct contribution, and subject specific vocabulary is clearly articulated.

If possible, and if appropriate, pupils use a prime learning challenge, expressed as a key question, as the starting point. Time for learners to reflect on and/or review their learning is central to the whole process. This is in keeping with metacognition principles where reflection is seen as an important part of pupils’ learning. 

The curriculum aims to provide pupils with memorable experiences, investigative and enquiry based learning activities, purpose, audience and relevance for learning and rich opportunities from which they can learn and develop a range of transferable skills.  The inclusive environment, where learners demonstrate high levels of enjoyment in their education, enables pupils to make good progress in a range of subjects and areas of learning.

In order to allow children to transfer key knowledge and skills from working memory into long-term memory, children have access to a range of learning mats and knowledge organisers; experience regular low stakes testing and revisit concepts termly, annually and over the course of a key stage. Effective assessment tracking ensures pupils are on track to reach expectations of our curriculum and highlights children who are underachieving.

The outdoor environment and the local community are considered an opportunity for active learning for all our children and the school grounds have been developed so they can enrich different curriculum areas, particularly science and activities such as Bush-craft and Forest School.

 

IMPACT

By the end of each key stage, all children are progressively more knowledgeable and skilled in a range of subjects, recalling facts and ideas appropriately; using their expertise to share this with others. The vast majority of pupils will sustain mastery of curriculum content and some pupils will secure greater depth of understanding.

Pupils read competently to gain knowledge, as well as for pleasure, producing work of good quality across the curriculum, this is reflected in their progress from individual starting points and attainment measured in national test results.

All children will leave St Peter’s ‘secondary ready’ with the skills, knowledge and attributes to become life-long learners and respectful, focussed and caring young citizens.

For details of our catch-up curriculum for 2020-21 click here

St Peter's Curriculum Progression Maps

English

St Peter's Reading Spine

 English Knowledge and Skills Progression coming soon...

Maths

Maths Knowledge and Skills Progression

Science

Science Knowledge and Skills Progression

 

 

History 

 History Skills Progression

 

 

Geography

 Geography Skills and Knowledge Progression

 

Personal, Social and Health Education/ RSE 

PSHE/ RSE Knowledge and Skills Progression

 

 

Relgious Education

 Religious Education Knowledge and Skills Progression

 

 

 

 

Art 

 Art and Design Progression Document

 

 

 

 

Design and Technology 

DT Skills Progression Document