At St Peter’s, Wymondham, we strive to give our children an outstanding broad, balanced and fun curriculum. We plan topic themes incorporating all subjects. This is a way of teaching and learning, whereby many areas of the curriculum are connected together and integrated within a theme.
It allows learning to be more natural and less fragmented.
It allows literacy to grow progressively, with vocabulary linked, and with spelling and sentence writing being frequently, yet smoothly, reinforced.
It guides connected ideas to follow on easily.
The result of working the thematic approach is that children:
· Will have fun,
· Will be more actively involved,
· Will develop learning skills more quickly, as each one is connected to and reinforced by the other,
· Will be more confident and better motivated.
We share work in special assemblies and invite parents in to see work as well as to attend Workshops to raise awareness and develop understanding further.
We ensure that the children cover all the aspects of the curriculum over the key stage through careful planning, assessment and monitoring; a lot of this is done collaboratively to ensure consistency throughout the school.
To ensure all children at St Peter’s have high quality first teaching in all areas of the curriculum, our teachers receive regular training and attend network meetings to keep them fully up-to-date with current events. To support learning further, we have music teachers as well as sports coaches to deliver games, gymnastics, swimming and dance.
Our classroom displays reflect the learning taking place each term and we try to organise trips and visitors to school to enhance learning further.
Children are at the centre of all learning and we are proud to work with them and their parents to help them achieve their full potential.
If you would like to know more information about the curriculum, please contact the school office or visit the National Curriculum web page (external link) on the Government website.
Please click on the links at the bottom of this page to access the curriculum overviews for each class:
To access the complete National Curriculum framework document please click here.