Curriculum

The Curriculum at St Peter's

The curriculum is a major component of a child’s education and together with social and emotional learning and support, helps children to develop a wide range of key and transferable skills.


We aim to provide a challenging and stimulating curriculum, which encourages an enthusiasm and love for learning and develops intellectual curiosity, creativity and personal growth. We also highly value learning outside the classroom and are always looking for opportunities to take learning beyond the school through educational visits, workshops and trips.

Our Curriculum is rooted in the objectives of the 2014 National Curriculum but tailored to meet the needs of our children and explore the rich background, history, culture and diversity of the City they live in.

We strive to ensures that children of all abilities, including those with special education needs and disabilities can acquire knowledge and understanding, develop and practice new skills and make progress in a range of areas of learning. Where a child has a statement of special educational needs, we make provision to meet the requirements set out in the statement.


Our Topic Based Approach

Copy of Curriculum Handbook Mark 2.pdf

At St Peter’s we aim to teach the wider curriculum in a thematic and cross curricula way. Every term we introduce the children to a Topic Theme. The topic themes are shared across all classes from Year 1 to 6 and are taught for around 12 weeks.


Each theme that may have a History, Geography or Science focus reflecting the context of our school, local and global community. Our themes inspire Topic Projects. These are purposeful and cross-curricular experiences that draw on learning in two or three subjects. This is an inter-disciplinary cross-curricular approach, whereby expectations for progress and achievement in all subjects represented in a Topic Project are equally high.

Children will revisit topics across their time in St Peter’s – this allows our wider curriculum to spiral vocabulary, themes and skills so children can build on prior learning and see what they have learnt in a connected way not just isolated facts to be lost over time.


More information can be found on our curriculum handbook.

Our Curriculum Drivers

Planning Crib Sheet 1-2.docx.pdf
Planning Crib Sheet 3-4.pdf
Planning Crib Sheet 5-6.pdf

The National Curriculum and EYFS Framework

Copy of PRIMARY_national_curriculum.pdf
EYFS_framework_-_March_2021.pdf