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The Curriculum

 

All children follow the National Curriculum, which covers:


Maths
English
Science
Music
ICT
History
Geography
PE/Games
Art
Design Technology

 

Also included are:


Religious Education
Health Education
Social and Personal Development
Citizenship
Moral and Spiritual Development

The National Curriculum subjects are sub-divided into Attainment Targets, which, in turn, have 8 levels of achievement. The majority of children reach Level 1 by the end of Year 1. Level 2 is that of an average 7 year old and Level 4 an average 11 year old. Children are formally assessed at ages 7 and 11. Parents will be given detailed information regarding their own child’s performance during the summer term in a written report and also at termly parent’s evenings.
 
The National Curriculum subjects are sub-divided into Attainment Targets, which, in turn, have 8 levels of achievement. The majority of children reach Level 1 by the end of Year 1. Level 2 is that of an average 7 year old and Level 4 an average 11 year old. Children are formally assessed at ages 7 and 11. Parents will be given detailed information regarding their own child’s performance during the summer term in a written report and also at termly parent’s evenings.
 
Religious Education
As a Church of England school, the religious development of our children is the most important element of our teaching. Christianity and Gospel values are an intrinsic part of our work and we would expect that parents support us in this. Religion is taught also as a discrete subject, covering not only the Christian faith but also developing a deeper knowledge and understanding of other major world faiths.
Prayers are said each morning, lunchtime and evening as well as during collective worship.
The Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher take morning assembly each week for each key stage, class teachers take a weekly assembly and a Celebration assembly is held each Friday to celebrate children’s achievements during that week.
If you wish to withdraw your child from any aspect of collective worship please discuss this with the Headteacher in the first instance.
Sex Education
Sex and relationship education will be taught as part of the RE, PSHE and science curriculum, incorporating the Christian values that permeate all our teaching in school. It will also be taught as a discrete subject when children are in the summer term in Year 6. If parents wish their children to be excluded from this please advise the Headteacher in writing.
Sports
The Governing Body places great importance on the provision of a broad and varied physical education programme. A P.E. Specialist plans National Curriculum requirements for P.E. and Games for all children from Reception to Year 6. Each class has a 1 hour Games lesson each week and also a PE lesson.
Children in Years 3 – 6 are taught to swim. Weekly swimming lessons take place for up to 12 weeks in each term. School asks for voluntary contributions from parents to cover the charge made by Windsor Leisure Centre for use of these facilities.
In addition to curriculum time, teams are fielded to represent the school in Football, Basketball and Netball.
Community Cohesion
As a faith school it is important to us as Christians that we contribute to both the wider and the local community. As a school, we take part in all local events and have links with other schools in the global community. We encourage our children to be good citizens at all times and our oldest children regularly visit a sheltered housing scheme to talk with the residents and understand their needs.
Racial Equality
It is part of our belief as Christians that we are all equal in God’s eyes and as such we treat all individuals with humility, kindness and courtesy. We respect other’s faiths however and ensure all children are taught a range of other faiths apart from their own.
Bullying
We understand that as educators, it is our duty to provide a safe and secure environment for our children to learn. We also recognise that there will always be times that children may feel threatened by a situation, or by another child. We will always take any alleged incidents of bullying seriously and investigate thoroughly, speaking to all children concerned individually. Children’s perceptions of situations may differ between each child and therefore we will ensure that all investigations are carried out rigorously.
11+
As Buckinghamshire still has Grammar schools, Year 6 children sit the 11+ examination in October. This consists of two verbal reasoning papers which will determine whether a child has reached the required entry mark for a Bucks grammar school.
Children at St Peter’s attend a range of secondary schools, the majority entering Burnham Upper School in Year 7, but several attending Burnham Grammar School or Desborough Boys School and Cox Green School in Maidenhead. Should you not wish your child to sit the 11+ exam please advise school in writing.
Charging for Activities
There may be times when school has to ask parents for a contribution towards costs for a particular activity. This is entirely voluntary and no child will be excluded from taking part if they are unable to pay. However, sports such as swimming are extremely expensive to implement, due to the cost of the coach and the pool hire and therefore if insufficient contributions are forthcoming, it may be necessary to withdraw certain activities.
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