Our curriculum provides pupils with the essential knowledge and skills that they need to be educated citizens of the world. We also aim for it to be real and engaging; we get out into the real world as much as we can, and we like to have visitors into school, helping to bring our learning to life.
The curriculum is based on the new National Curriculum, but it is enriched further with broader topics, fantastic trips out, a new PSHE scheme, visitors coming into classes, fantastic venues for sporting activities and participation in Nationally accredited courses, such as the English Speaking Board Junior Awards.
Teachers in early years and key stage one use Letters and Sounds to teach synthetic phonics.
Our school has been accredited with a Gold Artsmark for our work in arts and culture. The school also holds the School Games Gold award.
English and Mathematics are taught discretely and daily, but every effort is made to use the knowledge and skills that they have been taught for practical purposes in all other subjects. Teachers use two well established schemes to assist them in planning and resourcing. Wordsmith is used for English and Abacus is used for maths. These are improved with resources from other sources.
Science, Geography, History, Art, Design and Technology are taught through our Learning Challenge Curriculum where we use ‘Big’ questions to find out about the world around us. We link subjects, meaningfully, and use our literacy and numeracy skills in a purposeful way.
The new Computing curriculum is our most challenging subject to teach. We use an online scheme of work from 'Kapow!' and the details are below.
In key stage two, music is now taught through 'Kapow!''s music scheme and the children also learn to play the descant recorder. There is a healthy emphasis on learning to compose and perform. Our aim is that children will develop a love of music and continue to play an instrument, after they leave Peppard.
For P.E., the children have to travel off site regularly, so that the children have access to good quality venues and equipment. The topic cycles for this term are below.
If you require any further information, please speak to Mrs Hilton, or Mr Steele, at the office.