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St Peter's - a place for curriculum adventures

St Peter’s Church of England Junior School is a special place to grow with ‘Learning and Living - Life in all its Fullness’ at the heart of all we do. Our school is a happy place to learn and live, situated in the most beautiful Grade 2 listed building - a place for curriculum adventures and character growth.

Our 'Life in all Fullness' Curriculum

At St. Peter’s, we believe in providing our children with a meaningful, memorable and engaging curriculum that goes beyond that of the National Curriculum and fully enables ‘Life in all its Fullness’.  Our curriculum is underpinned by our Christian Values of Celebration, Collaboration, Respect, Responsibility, Service and Truth. 

 

Our curriculum ethos is inspired by our heartfelt vision of ‘Learning and Living - Life in all its Fullness’ for all members of our community.  We strive to plan and provide curriculum opportunities that develop a love of learning enable children to learn for life.

 

Through our curriculum, we aspire to:

  • Ignite children’s curiosity
  • Foster childhood and life-long memories
  • Develop character and aspiration
  • Inspire and celebrate beautiful learning 
  • Provide a sense of belonging
  • Promote active citizenship
  • Place school at the heart of our community
  • Enable children to be leaders of their own learning
  • Grow the whole child   

 

Through our curriculum design, we strive to provide meaningful experiences that will equip our children with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to become lifelong learners and successful citizens of the future. 

At St. Peter’s, we use an enquiry approach to deliver our curriculum, with half termly projects led by open-ended, problem solving questions to promote curiosity and encourage wondering.  Our curriculum is organised into half termly projects - planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has come before.  Each project features an overarching question, which children can grapple with and respond to through their wider learning.  Our project design encourages children to make links between the relevant subjects in order to respond to their big question ‘in all its fullness’.  Across the subjects, units of work feature enquiry questions, which are broken down for individual lessons.

 

Each project begins with a hook event, designed to promote wondering and happy memories at the first introduction to the enquiry question.  Each project finishes with a ‘Celebration of Learning’ event, which also acts as a key driver throughout.  Designed to celebrate children’s end outcomes, these events often involve a real life, community audience.  Guided by our vision of beautiful learning, we strive for every child to achieve work and learning that reflects pride, purpose and progress.

Please visit the year group pages below for more details of our 'Life in all Fullness' curriculum in action

Schools In Communities

“Dear children at St. Peter’s School, Thank you for the present I received on Easter Sunday. It was one of the best gifts I have ever been given (and I am quite old). It won’t be long until we can all meet again—especially with our relations”.

 

“Dear children, Thank you so much for the lovely gifts you gave to me at Easter. It was such a lovely surprise and made me very happy. It was a lovely thing for you to do. Well done and you should be very proud of yourselves”.

 

“Please thank the children for taking the time to think of the elderly in the Parish at Christmas time”.

 

"What a wonderful surprise to be given a Christmas goodie bag with such lovely handmade gifts.  I was so thrilled and very touched by your kindness - a huge thank you.  May we each learn to value each other and show the care and kindness that you have".

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