Learning at St Peter's is very much geared towards each individual child. Opportunities are planned for children to actively engage in their own learning through the use of talk, play, role play and first hand experiences. Teaching styles may include instruction, discussion, explanation, set tasks or investigations.
Sometimes the children will work individually, as a whole class, in pairs or in small groups (grouping will be by ability, friendship or random selection).
Children are constantly assessed by the teacher and work is planned to enable them to reach their potential. All children follow the National Curriculum which aims to equip every pupil with the knowledge, skills, understanding and aptitudes to meet the responsibilities of adult life.
Teachers identify learning outcomes for each child and keep records on the child’s progress in order to inform future planning. If children need extra help they will be involved in one of the many intervention strategies employed by class teachers. If further support is needed the child will be referred to our special needs coordinator, Mrs. Moreton, who will work with the child in order to pinpoint specific learning difficulties.
Each child's teacher will be monitoring his/her progress by talking with them, asking questions, observing, marking work and giving both formal and informal tests. Children are involved in setting and assessing their own ‘targets’ for moving their learning forward.
Please see individual subject pages for details of the curriculum covered. Class pages will explain each term's work in more detail.