There are two gifts we should give our children. One is roots, and the other is wings.
Reverend Henry Ward Beecher
At Newnham St Peter's, we believe in a broad and balanced curriculum that enables all our children to develop into well rounded individuals. Through our curriculum we are providing the early building blocks that will enable our children to become successful adults in terms of being able to gain employment, live healthy lifestyles, be spiritually aware, be moral citizens and have the confidence to take opportunities to extend their horizons.
Please click the link below to read our curriculum intent in full.
Termly letters, timetables and knowledge organisers from each class are posted on the website so that parents can see the work that the children will be undertaking. Homework will also be outlined at this time. If you have any further questions about our curriculum please do not hesitate to contact the Teaching and Learning Lead, Mrs Broady.
We have a large library which is very well resourced and run by our Reading Leaders. Children always have access to the library.
Outdoor education and residential visits
The outdoor classroom can be used to bring learning alive for many children and we aim where possible to use our spacious grounds to inspire and stimulate our children. We also utilise the local surrounding community and try to link with local churches, businesses and residents to enhance the curriculum.
Residentials are a great way of building self-confidence and increasing independence as well as allowing children to develop teamwork skills and friendships. We aim to provide our children with a residential experience whilst with us and give them the opportunity to take part if they wish to do so.
Educational day visits
First-hand experience and real life scenarios are also hugely beneficial to creating exciting, quality learning and we value the role they play in school life. We also invite a variety of visitors into school to help enhance our curriculum. Visitors bring with them a passion for what they do which can be used positively to support our children’s learning.