The Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception)
A statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (ages 4-5) sets out the learning and development expected in this phase.
At this stage learning is organised into seven areas of learning and development: communication and language, physical development, personal and social development, literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.
The National Curriculum (Years 1-6)
The government introduced a new National Curriculum from September 2014.
This applies to pupils of compulsory school age in community and foundation schools, and voluntary aided and voluntary controlled schools. During primary school (Key Stages 1 and 2) the statutory subjects that all pupils must study are Art and Design, Design and Technology, English, Geography, History, Computing, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education (PE), Religious Education (RE) and Science. In Key Stage 2 children also study a Modern Foreign Language - at St Peter's our children learn French.
The Curriculum at St Peter's
We have been working hard to develop the National Curriculum through a topic based learning approach.
We aim to provide a calm, purposeful working environment where children follow a creative curriculum whilst making the fullest possible use of our school’s central location in Canterbury.
Our curriculum comprises of all the learning experiences provided for the children, both in and out of the classroom. In all areas of the curriculum we prioritise creativity to motivate and enthuse children and provide them with the team skills which will prepare them to make the fullest contribution in life.
Class teachers send out a termly letter outlining the areas of work which the children will be involved in during the coming term, to keep parents and carers well informed.
During the year, our parents are invited in to meet with the class teacher and hear all about the exciting learning that is taking place.
To find out more about our curriculum offer, please look at the Class pages of the website, or speak to a member of our teaching team.