Belonging, Believing, Building a Future

Key Stage 1 Curriculum

At St Peter’s we offer a curriculum that is broad and balanced and which:

  • promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, physical development of children and
  • prepares children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of the next stage of their education and later life.

The National Curriculum forms part of the school curriculum and provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of children’ knowledge, understanding and skills in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science as well as the foundation subjects; Computing, History, Geography, Physical Education, Art and Design, Design and Technology and Music.

As a Voluntary Aided school the governors have adopted the Local Authority Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
Provision is also made for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).

Learning activities in all subjects are carefully planned to match the individual needs of each child. Teachers set high expectations for every pupil and use assessment effectively to set challenging targets. Individual targets for each child are set in reading, writing, spelling and mathematics, and are discussed and shared with children and parents.

The governors and staff agree policies on all National Curriculum subjects and Religious Education together with Personal, Social, and Health Education (PSHE) and the provision for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC).

Subjects may be taught individually, however when relevant, cross curricular links are made to enhance the teaching and inspire the children to learn.  Staff and governors appreciate that for effective teaching and learning a wide variety of teaching styles is essential.  This may be a whole class approach, independent learning or working collaboratively in small groups organised according to appropriate criteria.

The School’s Curriculum Aims

  • To offer a broad, balanced, challenging curriculum which, as well as addressing the National Curriculum, develops the skills, concepts, knowledge and social skills necessary for future learning.
  • To match the learning programme as effectively as possible to the needs of each child, including more able children and those needing learning support.
  • To develop confident, disciplined and enquiring learners, able to make informed choices by providing first hand experiences which encourage the children to question, investigate and seek solutions.
  • To impart clear Christian values in an atmosphere which encourages feelings of self-worth, positive attitudes, sensitivity and an awareness of the needs of others in order for children to become caring, responsible members of a wider community.
  • To develop a partnership between home and school which is vital to create a happy, secure environment where everyone’s needs are met and all have the opportunity to learn and succeed.

"Strong relationships built upon Christian values are at the heart of this church school and result in a passion and drive to ensure the all-round development of the children."



St Peter's CE Infant School Alvescot, Bampton, Oxon OX18 2PU
Tel: 01993 842535

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