St Peter's Church of England Primary School

Skills Progression

Our skills progression maps (i.e. what you can expect your child to learn over the course of an academic year) are linked below. These outline the different skills which we aim to develop in our children in each of the curriculum subjects. The skills develop and build on each other as the children progress through school. These skills progressions are the building blocks if you will for the teachers’ planning. Our lessons will cover and develop these skills as the year progresses.

On the next few pages, we have set out our Curriculum Overviews for each year group. These give you a brief outline of what each year group are studying in each subject area, over the course of the year. You also have the Medium Term Plans for each subject area. These provide more detail about what we are studying and contain sufficient information to allow you to support your child’s learning with trips to relevant museums, or by studying certain books. If you access the Home Learning tab on this page of the website, you will find our homework policy. This sets out in some detail how parents can best support their child’s learning at home.

In the first few years of a child’s education at primary school, we focus on developing their knowledge of phonics. Having a sound grasp of phonics is of fundamental importance to the success of a child’s subsequent education. We appreciate that whilst parents may wish to help with this at home, it can be difficult for them if they are unsure of the exact sounds which are being taught. To remedy this, parents can use the Infant Literacy tab on this web page to access an online demonstration of the phoneme sounds which we teach to your children.

As a Church of England school, RE forms an important part of our curriculum and as a Voluntary Controlled school we follow the Kent Locally Agreed Syllabus for R.E, supported by the Understanding Christianity resources which develop and reinforce the Church of England’s vision for education. We partake in a daily act of worship as a whole school 4 times per week, using St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church as often as possible. Our core Christian values of Hope, Respect, Faith, Love, Forgiveness and Perseverance underpin the whole curriculum, helping to embed a love of learning and a desire to succeed across the school.

I hope that you find this information useful and that it provides you with sufficient detail about what your child is studying at St Peter’s.

Jim Holditch