At St Peter’s Primary School and Nursery, our intent for the curriculum is for every pupil to achieve the highest possible standards in all subject areas of the National Curriculum. Our creative approach enables English and Maths skills to be applied through the Foundation Subjects including History, Geography, Computing, Art, Design and Technology, Religious Education and French. These subjects are delivered and ‘launched’ through real life experiences provided by Educational Visits and specialist visitors, drama and role-play. Our pupils take part in a rich and varied Physical Education curriculum which enables pupils to compete in a diverse range of sports. Pupils enjoy singing and have the opportunity to join the school choir and perform annually at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham as part of ‘Young Voices’ for the past two years. Through the teaching of our school values, ‘British Values’ and ‘The 6 R’s’, pupils celebrate their differences and similarities and the strengths and successes found in each other, an important part of each child’s personal, social and moral development. We have strong links with our local church and community, inviting external visitors into our school frequently.
Children are also given many opportunities to develop as individuals within the life of the school, for example, by leading whole school assemblies and as School Councillors, House Captains, members of the Children’s Safeguarding Board and Playground Pals.
We are proud to be recognised as a NCTL National Teaching School.
St Peter’s Curriculum Drivers
These ‘drivers’ underpin the improvements we undertake in all areas of school life and to ensure our curriculum offer is enriched and personalised to our children and their families.
Spirituality and Care
We want our children to grow their sense of self and unlock their unique potential, fostering curiosity about themselves and the world. Children are born inquisitive and we nurture this natural curiosity and guide them towards looking at the world and noticing, with awe and wonder, the natural and man-made delights all around us. We want to encourage them to ask ‘big questions’ about life, religion, nature, science and any other area of fascination
We will strive to deliver an imaginative and inspiring curriculum with a focus on key skills and independence to ensure our children understand the diversity of the world around us, their place within it and the skills they need to succeed. To do this we have a strong ethos of hard work coupled with fun and engaging learning opportunities.
We will broaden their view of the world through experiences of ‘Life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10)
Reciprocity- Working as a Team and respecting others
We want our children to develop a sense of pride in themselves and respect for others. We believe they need to have a highly developed emotional literacy and excellent manners in order to experience positive relationships. We believe in the power of the school community to change and enhance lives.
Opportunity and Ambition
Children cannot aspire to things they have never encountered. We will work to broaden our children’s horizons, expanding their knowledge of the world by nurturing their interests and encouraging them to embrace the unknown. We will promote resilience to failure, confidence and high aspirations.
Curriculum Principles, Intent, Implementation and Impact
Please read our Curriculum Policy October 2020