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Curriculum Overview

The New Curriculum 2014

St Peter’s Catholic Primary School is committed to meeting the requirements of the new primary curriculum from September 2014. The National Curriculum provides the school with the outline of knowledge, skills and understanding that we are required to cover.

Whilst delivering the statutory content of the National Curriculum, St Peter’s has supplemented this with the teaching of key learning skills to ensure our learners understand how and why they are learning.

Our key learning skills have been developed to reflect the strengths and needs of pupils at St. Peter’s, they include:

  • To care
  • To co-operate
  • To communicate
  • To persevere
  • To reflect
  • To be a messenger for God

What children will learn
Our curriculum is based on a thematic approach to learning where real links and connections are made between subjects so that children can make sense of their learning.  
Yearly overview documents can be found at the bottom of this page while topic overviews  and planning may be viewed on individual class pages.
The school follows the Read Write Inc Phonics programme and uses the Oxford Reading Tree and Rigby Star reading schemes throughout KS1.
EYFS Curriculum

The Early Years curriculum is split into seven areas of learning, three prime and four specific.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) Physical Development (PD) Communication and Language (CL)
Literacy Mathematic Understanding the world Expressive arts and design

The curriculum is underpinned by a play-based approach where children have access to all areas of learning within the classroom and in the outside learning area. Children will at times be directly taught a new skill and at other times discover for themselves through carefully planned play opportunities.

The curriculum is based around four themes: the unique child, positive relationships, enabling environments and learning and development. Topics are planned in great detail to take account of children’s interests and skillfully link all the areas of learning.

The children are continually observed and assessed by teachers and teaching assistants so that they progress rapidly towards achieving the ‘early learning goals’.


For further information about our curriculum, please contact the School Office on 01273 454066 or email


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