We aim to make every day full of awe, wonder, excitement, challenge and fun, equipping today’s children for tomorrow’s world.
At St Peter and St Paul, our vision, values and Christian ethos are the foundations upon which our school is built. These, in turn, help to shape the way in which we design and deliver our curriculum. The aim of our curriculum at St Peter and St Paul is for pupils to have the skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners, ready for their next stage of education. We aim to create dedicated learners who are confident in their own beliefs and are always respectful of the views of others. We aim to develop resilient learners who are proud of themselves, recognise their achievements and are supportive of others’ successes. By acknowledging the unique child, providing enabling environments and supporting the development of positive relationships, we believe that the curriculum at St Peter and St Paul stimulates, motivates and challenges our pupils to achieve their very best.
Our curriculum provides children with inspiring and engaging learning opportunities- both in and beyond the classroom. They will have access to resources to support learning and bring learning to life in real-life contexts, with opportunities to celebrate our successes, achievements and differences. By adding depth to the curriculum, with engaging and memorable experiences, we strive to create learners who are motivated, engaged and take responsibility for their learning journey.
Our Reception children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This challenges children holistically and encourages them to develop into happy learners and thinkers, who are full of curiosity about the world around them. Within our exciting, happy and secure learning environment, children have opportunities to explore, enquire and to take risks through practical, hands-on learning experiences.
Children from Year 1 to Year 6 follow the Primary National Curriculum. As such, our curriculum design is based firmly on the principles of good learning matched to the specific needs of the children in our school.
We plan broad and balanced curricula which build on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points and developmental needs. The curriculum is planned so that there is a sequence of content and transferable knowledge, necessary for subsequent learning and to support progress. A variety of assessment opportunities are built into the curriculum enabling teachers to evaluate what concepts, knowledge and understanding children have gained.
We ensure that the pupils have a voice and contribute to their learning. We take on ideas and suggestions from the children and include these in planning and homework activities. This promotes inclusion, which is key to promoting learning through enjoyment. Pupils have opportunities to share their learning with each other, their parents and carers and other learners through cafés, performances, competitions and events involving other schools.
Themed weeks, whole school activities and opportunities within and outside school all enrich and develop the children’s learning. After school clubs and events extend these opportunities further. Our residentials and commitment to educational visits enhance our curriculum. Visitors into school as well as offsite locations embrace our values further and foster the love for learning outside the classroom. A revised outdoor provision and using the forest school principles support the types of learner.
Our ‘nurturing’ school gives the feeling of family learning – something that our community needs and celebrates.
Our outdoor environments and the local community are considered an opportunity for active learning for all our pupils. The school grounds continue to be developed so they can enrich different curriculum areas.
Please browse our website to look at subject specific information under curriculum or class pages for further information regarding our curriculum delivery. Click on the class name to what has been planned for this academic year: Butterfly Class (Nursery), Badger Class (Reception), Barn Owl Class (Y1), Dragonfly Class (Y2), Fox Class (Y3), Hedgehog Class (Y4), Starling Class (Y5) and Wildcat Class (Y6).
In July 2019 we were awarded the Silver School Games mark for our PE and sports during the year 2018-19.
We are hoping to go for Gold this year!
In October 2017 we were awarded a bronze award by The Woodland Trust's Green Tree Schools.