In 2014 a new National Curriculum was introduced which covers a broad range of subjects to be taught to all children, including: English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Art and Design, Music, Design and Technology, French, Physical Education/Sport, Information Technology, Religious Studies and Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship(PSHCE). Content is based on this new Primary National Curriculum. We teach phonics for reading and writing in Reception using the "Read Write Inc" scheme alongside our other learning. Children who need some revision or further support in their learning in Phonics are also taught using the "Read Write Inc" approach.
As we are a Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary school, at St Peter’s Religious Education is a core academic subject. It also provides opportunities for children to understand what it means to be a religious believer in the world today and to encounter the values of the Christian community of the school that they are a part of. Religious Education in our school is taught using the Leeds and York Diocesan Syllabus.
Our curriculum is continually reviewed and enhanced to ensure that it is flexible and responsive to the children’s needs. This ensures there is a relevant context for learning. The blend of discrete subjects, such as literacy and mathematics, enriched by a wide range of other experiences, provides a vibrant mix that supports pupils’ learning. We have high expectations of both staff and pupils and always endeavour to achieve outstanding outcomes.
Our curriculum maps identify key learning skills for each year group throughout the whole academic year and ensure full pupil entitlement to the national primary curriculum during their time with us at St Peter’s. This overview is broken down into medium-term plans for each unit of work. The teachers apply their subject expertise to support the planning and ensure that high-quality learning experiences are identified and delivered.
You can read more about our creative curriculum and the learning for each class here: