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Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement

Please see the class pages for more information about the delivery of our curriculum.

 

Religious Education
As a Catholic school, we believe that Religious Education is a way of life and this permeates the whole curriculum. The 'Come and See' Religious Education programmes is used throughout the school as well as the Diocesan cycle of topics. This work is supplemented by seasonal topics and church feasts such as Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Pentecost.
 

Click on the link below to go to the DfE website, where you can find out more about the National Curriculum.

    

 

www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum 

Sacraments

Year 3 and older children who are baptised Catholic are invited to take part in annual preparations to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and first Holy Communion in St Peter's and St Paul's parishes. Preparations are parish based but are supported by school. In order for your child to receive the sacraments you will need to contact Fr. Darren Reid at St Peter's or Fr. Bernard at St. Paul's to register your interest in September. 

 

 

 

Sport Premium

At St Peter's we are committed to using the additional Sport Premium Funding, introduced from Autumn 2013, for the development of high quality P.E. lessons and the provision of greater opportunities for our children to engage in Sport and Healthy lifestyles.

Please check the 'School Events Dates' page for details and dates of activities, clubs and events etc. 
 

 

Spanish

As part of the school's provision of a broad and balanced curriculum, all KS2  children receive one hour per week teaching of Spanish at some point in the school year. This provides a grounding for the teaching of modern Foreign Languages at secondary school.

 

 

English & Mathmatics

 

English and Mathematics are taught daily in every class.

St. Peter's has implemented Maths Mastery and Mastery English to enable our pupils to develop their understanding and reasoning skills. We have also introduced Reciprocal Reading so that all children have access to high quality texts and the opportunity to explore as reader and writers.

 

During the Early Years & KS1 the letters and sounds programme is used to support the development of phonics and reading in school.

We are also proud of the recognition given by parents to the broad range of subjects and experiences provided by the school.

Science

Science is a core subject and the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2, and the Foundation Stage curriculum is covered in full during a child's time at St Peter's.

 

Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons are provided by the LA for our Year 5 pupils (and any Year 6 who have not yet reached the required grade). Children will travel by coach to Armthorpe Leisure Centre each week throughout the spring and summer terms. We also take part in Swimming Galas organised by the Doncaster School's Amateur swimming Association.

 

 

SEND
The mission of St Peter's school is to meet the needs of every child as a unique individual. We aim to provide equal opportunities and access to a full curriculum of entitlement within the school community.
 
The school has an appointed governor responsible for overseeing Special Educational Needs & Disabilities provision (SEND).
 
The school's SEN co-ordinator (SENCO) is Miss L Brewster.  A new code of practice has been introduced in September 2014. Should any child be experiencing learning difficulties parents are contacted by the SENCO, and an appropriate programme is put in place.

Sex Education

The Governors of the school have adopted the Diocese of Hallam Policy for developing Education in Personal Relationships. This encompasses both sex education and education in personal relationships. We have also invited the team form Big Talk into school to open the year with a session for parents before they deliver curriculum content to the children as a starting point for leaning. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from any aspect of sex education, and are informed in advance about when this is to be covered in the curriculum.

 

Music
Over several years, Music has been provided at a very high standard at St Peter's. Children are introduced to a wide variety of instrumental experiences including ocarina, recorder, and samba drumming together with wider musical experiences such as Bach projects and The Chimps of Happy Town.

The school also pays into the Doncaster Music Service so that KS2 children are given the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. Where the opportunity is taken, parents are asked to make an online payment on Arbor of £40.20 per term to help with the cost of lessons. Currently we have provision for woodwind, violin and guitar lessons. 

Parents are reminded that our children need to practice and make a firm commitment in order to play well.
 
2020/21 Lessons
 
Violin - Wednesday

 

Guitar- Wednesday

 

We also employ the service of a specialist music teacher so that all children have access to specialist music teaching at some point in the year. 

 

 

 

School Inclusion and Access

As a Catholic School, the governors aim to provide for the individual needs of every child and to make the curriculum accessible to all children within the numerical restraints of guidelines of the agreed Admissions Policy.
Children with additional needs are supported through educational support programmes and specific Individual Support Plans (ISP).
Every effort is made to accommodate children with physical disabilities. The school provides a good level of access via ramped entrances. Wheelchair circulation in and around school is generally satisfactory and we have a single disabled toilet. These facilities to date provide an adequate level of provision for wheelchair access and mobility.
The governors are aware of identified areas for improvement and an access plan is in place for the long term development.

 

PSHE

PSHE is delivered primarily within the R.E. and Science curriculum.

 

Extra-curricula Activities

A range of after school activities takes place albeit primarily at KS2 due to the extended catchment area. Letters are sent to the appropriate age groups at the beginning of each term. At present, these activities include football, tag rugby, multi-sports, craft, art, history, cheerleading. 

 

Year 6 Residential Visit

Towards the end of the summer term, our Year 6 pupils spend a school week in Northumberland. Accompanied by teaching staff and other adults, the children stay in a hostel and visit many places of interest in the surrounding area. In the year 2018/19 it will take on a new dimension as part of the year 6 History Curriculum and study the Vikings and the Birth of Christianity. The residential visit covers many cross-curricular themes and provides an opportunity for our older children to develop a sense of spirituality.

 

Lindisfarne Castle

 

Charging Policy

Parents are usually asked to make a voluntary contribution towards the cost of educational visits that take place during school time. Such visits are organised to give our children first-hand experiences and are, therefore, an extension to the curriculum.
Due to the support of parents we are currently able to offer our children a range of educational visits and experiences. Without this support the range of visits we are able to offer would not be possible.

In order to maintain our stock of books, a charge may also be made for any that are damaged or go missing.

Further details of our charging policy are available from the school.

 

Extended Schools

In addition to the extra-curricular activities, the school also receives information concerning extended school activities taking place in the local area. This includes educational and recreational activities for both children and adults during holiday and term time.

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