What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.
In Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2, our children follow the Read, Write Inc programme. They are grouped by their ability and placed at the appropriate stage. More information can be found on the Parent Pages of the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc website.
From Year 2 - Year 6, children who have left the RWI programme learn using the Talk for Writing approach. This is a multi sensory approach to learning quality texts and innovating them.
Reading is fundamental to all aspects of the curriculum and needs to be taught well throughout school. Reading is led through Read Write Inc in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, and taught through guided sessions in Key Stage 2. All teachers are commited to spend time reading quality texts on a daily basis, so that children are immersed in rich language.
Children from Y1 to Y6 follow the Power Maths scheme of work. This is based on the mastery approach, which works on the principle that children take time develop deeper understanding about mathematical concepts. Where apppropriate, children begin their learning using objects, moving on to a pictorial representation then using that knowledge to work on abstract concepts. This is known as the CPA (concrete-pictorial-abstract) approach. Each lesson is carefully structured to include simple concepts which all pupils can master then moving on to the application of those skills in different contexts. Each lesson includes challenging questions which require deeper thinking.
We follow the Understanding Christianity scheme of learning, as recommended by the Church of England education office.
The St. Peter's curriculum has been built on a two year rolling programme. However, from the 2021-22 academic year, the curriculum is now a single year programme from Reception to Year 4 due to the pupil numbers in these phases of education.