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The Early Years


At Peterhouse we follow the EYFS framework. This framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development.

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through seven areas of learning and development.

  • Communication and language;

  • Physical development;

  • Personal, social and emotional development.

  • Literacy;

  • Mathematics;

  • Understanding the world;

  • Expressive arts and design.

These seven areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. Our teachers will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like the curriculum in the main school, but it's suitable for very young children, and it's designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child's unique needs and interests.

Key Stage 1 and 2


Peterhouse follows the National Primary Curriculum (2014). We use a combination of programmes to support, enhance and track learning, including:


  • Read Write, Inc
  • Singapore Maths (Maths No Problem)


English and maths are taught discretely, with a variety of opportunities throughout the curriculum for children to apply the skills that they have been taught. The majority of the remaining subjects are addressed through cross-curricular topics.


The New Peterhouse Curriculum!

The Background


This year we are excited to be launching our brand new primary curriculum!


The teachers have been working hard to create a bespoke curriculum that is takes our children beyond the national curriculum and gives them access to a bright, exciting and ambitious world of learning.


Each year group has a set of core objectives for each subject in the curriculum. These objectives progress as the child grows and the expectations raise through the school until each child leaves us ready for high school and the world beyond.


Our curriculum offers exciting opportunities that our children would not normally have access to in their day to day lives. For example, this year we are having our own music CD produced and published, taking part in a national sculpture trail and growing fruit and vegetables that will be used in local Adnams restaurants! 


Here are a few key facts about the new Peterhouse Curriculum...

  • Our curriculum is built around our school values 
  • Each class will have linked artists to study to open up a world beyond the school gates
  • Our longitudinal studies will give the children a view in to the bigger picture of real life science
  • Our wow starters will inspire and enthuse children - visitors, trips, events... all very exciting!
  • Our regular visitors will let children ask their own questions first-hand. 

Many of our subjects will be taught in a cross curricular topic, with the class focusing on a central big question and investigating week by week to find the answer. Where we have lessons or subjects that cannot be taught in this way we will teach discreet lessons.

The Nitty Gritty


The following documents contain the key objectives for each year group and for each subject. Our teachers will work their way through all of this and more through the year, making sure that it is all wrapped up in exciting and interesting topics.

Coming Soon!


Our curriculum is still sparkly and new and we will be adding bits to this page most days in the coming week. Visit again soon to find out more about...

  • Our methods of assessment and monitoring
If you have any other questions about the curriculum at Peterhouse please either speak to your child's class teacher or the front office.

Primary National Curriculum


This week:

  • Class 2B ( Key Stage 1 ) - 98.9
  • Class 3A (KS2) - 97.6
  • School Total - 95.8

Previous week:

  • Reception 2 (EYFS) - 98
  • Class 3A (KS2) - 98
  • School Total - 93.4
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