Our Curriculum

St. Peter's Curriculum

At St. Peter's we have a distinctive and personalised curriculum that has been designed to ensure our children are ready for the ever changing world and a sense of belonging to their local coastal community of Heysham and Morecambe Bay.  It has been designed by the staff at St. Peter's staff to build on previous knowledge and skills and build on their interest.  It meets all statutory requirements of the National Curriculum (2014)

We want to create lifelong learners, developing independence, resilience and a love of learning.  Children are allowed time to master their skills, and to find their talents and skills.  

Our curriculum embraces the outdoors and our wonderful local coastal area and using our wonderful school grounds.   Enrichment happens every day through the creative curriculum, visitors and educational visits celebrating our local area first and foremost.

To find out more - on each class page you will see their curriculum for the year.

Your child will study a wide range of subjects during their time at primary school. Knowing about the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2, and the subjects that are taught, can help you to support your child's learning. 

National Curriculum subjects

The National Curriculum is made up of blocks of years, known as key stages:
Year 1 and Year 2 of primary school are known as Key Stage 1
Years 3 to 6 of primary school are known as Key Stage 2
All primary schools also have to teach religious education.

National Curriculum attainment

Attainment at Key Stages 1 and 2 is measured as ‘achieved standard’ in reading, writing, GPS and maths.  In writing you can also be working at greater depth. Children are also given a standardised score which is used to measure progress. At the end of each year group now we have ‘end of year objectives’.  Children are assessed against these objectives in reading, writing and maths currently at St. Peter’s.  These are available on the class pages

Developing literacy skills

As well as reading and writing, literacy involves the development speaking and listening skills. The framework encourages teachers to use a variety of approaches to teaching literacy. It recommends regular, dedicated literacy lessons, but recognises that pupils can also develop literacy skills while they learn about other subjects in the curriculum.
The framework encourages teachers to put a greater emphasis on using ‘phonics’ (teaching your child to recognise the sounds of parts of words).

Teaching of Phonics

Our main phonics scheme is 'Letters and Sounds' but the staff do dip into other schemes to enhance the learning and a variety of resources to suit the cohort of children. 


Developing maths skills

The framework recommends a daily maths lesson, providing guidance for schools on how to develop pupils’ mathematical thinking and number skills.
As with literacy, schools are encouraged to use a variety of approaches. We use a range of themes including White Rose and Lancashire. Applying maths skills is key for primary school children.  The only way they can apply these skills is by having a firm understanding of number and able to recall multiplication facts. We are also embracing Mastery skills throughout the school in maths.

Mixed Age Planning

From September 2018, some of our Early Years and KS1 classes will be mixed age year groups. Please click on the link below to find out how these will be organised this next year.

2021 mixed age teaching and class structures

Please click on this link for an information leaflet on mixed age teaching.

Why mixed age teaching



We assess using the end of year objectives and have bought in Lancashire KLIPS for this purpose..  Please click on the links below for each year group and subject.  

  Reading Writing Maths
Year 1 Reading Y1 Writing Y1 Year 1 - Maths
year 2 Reading Y2 Writing Y2 Year 2 - Maths
Year 3 Reading Y3 Writing Y3
Year 3 - Maths
Year 4 Reading Y4 Writing Y4 Year 4 - Maths
Year 5 Reading Y5 Writing Y5 Year 5 - Maths
Year 6 Reading Y6 Writing Y6 Year 6 - Maths