At St. Peter's, children experience an Imaginative Learning Project each term. Through their learning and project work, we will ensure that pupils are aware of their strengths and see success regularly, whilst also ensuring they are resilient, reflective and well -rounded people who are set for life outside of the school walls.
The curriculum is driven by the National Curriculums however we teach this through 3 core foci in order for children to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed: Discoverers (History focus) Explorers (Geography Focus) and Creators (Art and DT focus). All subjects are taught within the over-arching topic and are supported through the use of Cornerstones.
‘A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.’ - Marcus Garvey
At Discoverers, we believe that all children should be equipped with skills that allow them to be curious about the past and challenge their thoughts of the future. Throughout the discovery unit children at St Peters will become engrossed in the past and enable children to develop knowledge about:
- The past of Britain and the wider world, including the lives of people who lived in the past.
- How events in the past have influenced our lives today.
- The chronological framework of significant events and people.
- Finding evidence, asking questions and developing the skills of enquiry about the past.
‘Geography is the study of earth as the home of people’ -Yi-Fu Tuan
At Explorers, we believe that all children should be enthused by the ever-changing world and be equipped with skills that allow them to flourish within it. Throughout the explorer unit children will receive a high-quality geography education that ensures a fascination about the world and its people. Our geography curriculum enables pupils to develop knowledge about;
- Diverse places, people and resources.
- Natural and human environments.
- A deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
‘Every child is an artist – the problem is how we remain an artist when we grow up.’ – Pablo Picasso
At Creators, we believe that a creative curriculum should be part of the beat of our children’s lives. It will enrich and enhance their curriculum and add joy to their school life. We aim to provide opportunities for children to develop an aesthetic and creative response to life. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think. Our Art and DT curriculum enables pupil to;
- Develop imagination and careful observation by looking closely at the world around us.
- Develop skills – intellectual and technical, associated with investigating and making, including the appropriate use of technology.
- Develop their ability to articulate and communicate ideas, opinions and feelings about their own work and that of others.
- Develop children’s ability to respond thoughtfully and critically to ideas, images and objects of many kinds and from many cultures.