The School Day at Mawdesley St Peter’s aims to provide a fun, balanced and broad curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils.  Through our stimulating outdoor and indoor environment we aim to foster each child’s unique potential. This prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life within our diverse society. In addition to all the Curriculum areas mentioned our children are taught to respect and care for each other and their environment, and they are encouraged to take pride in themselves, their work and their school.

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is Mrs H Jackson.

Mawdesley St Peter’s does not follow one particular reading scheme. Our reading books are banded and each band consists of a variety of texts from a variety of schemes and publishers including Oxford Reading Tree and Rigby Star.

Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Pupils in their first year of school (Reception) follow recommendations set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.  

There are seven areas of learning and development which shape our educational programme in Reception. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas, are:


  • Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development


Children are also supported in four specific areas, through  which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas  are: 

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

At Mawdesley St Peter’s we use Anima Phonics - validated by The Department for Education.

More information about the EYFS can be found by reading the Parents' Guide.

The National Curriculum

Pupils from year 1 upwards, follow the National Curriculum requirements throughout the curriculum. Our Curriculum is truly creative. Annually, we map out the curriculum to ensure it is tailored to the needs of the children in our school. Please see the downloads available.

If you would like to know more about our curriculum, please feel free to contact us, and our School Team will be very happy to talk to you.

Please follow the links below to download the individual Curriculum overview's for each class.

Copies of the Calculation Exemplification are available from the school office.

Class 1 Curriculum Overview

Class 2 Curriculum Overview

Class 3 Curriculum Overview

Class 4 Curriculum Overview