At Holton St Peter Primary School we see our pupils as individuals and aim to challenge the across the curriculum. They are all motivated and want to develop their skills and knowledge. We want all of our children to enjoy school, to develop enthusiasm and a questioning approach to life that will prepare them for the future stages in their education.
All of the children in Years 1 to 6 are taught the National Curriculum which was launched in September 2014. This curriculum is more challenging than the previous curriculum, particularly in English and Maths but our pupils are all enjoying the challenge. We aim to provide a wide enriched curriculum which is based on topics. In the morning pupils focus on their key skills of reading, writing and maths. In the afternoon they use these skills across a wide range of curriculum areas. An overview of the specific classes curriculum are above.
We follow the Letters and Sounds phonics programme throughout EYFS & KS1. This is used to support children higher up the school when necessary.
Reading for Pleasure
Children are encouraged to choose books from the wide selection available, which broadly follows the Book Band Colour Scheme. To support this, children across the school are paired up with a younger or older ‘buddy’ who reads with them at least once per week.
Throughout 2014-15, we have completely refurbished and redesigned our school library, introducing Book Cafes every half term. These have been supported by pupils, parents, teachers and governors and are showing an impact in reading across the school.
Life in Modern Britain
We recognise the importance of preparing all of our young people for life beyond school; life in modern Britain.
We teach the values of:
- The Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Respect for and tolerance of those of different faiths and those of no faith
We aim to teach children to:
- Respect other people
- Consider each other’s points of view and know that we cannot always agree
- Participate in democratic decision making processes and understand that this does not always lead to the decision they want
- Know right from wrong and respect the laws we live under
- Accept responsibility for their own behaviour
- Make a contribution to the local community and to others outside of it
- Understand the role of public institutions – such as the courts, Parliament, hospitals, schools, the church and the police
- Understand and respect our own and different cultures