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St Paul's Church of EnglandPrimary School

'Love God, Love Ourselves, Love Others, Love Learning'


In addition to "normal lessons", we offer lots of exciting experiences within and outside the school day. Please see our "St Paul's Passport". Please note that we're always updating and reviewing our St Paul's Passport - but this should give parents and carers a flavour of all the great experiences which enhance our curriculum!


Please read the attached statement to find out how we tailor the National Curriculum to the needs of our children at St Paul's.



The Curriculum 


We are constantly reviewing our curriculum, tailoring what we teach to the needs of our children, in this part of East Lancashire, as well as continuing to ensure that we cover all the National Curriculum and that we have clear age-appropriate standards and progression in every subject.


Our curriculum maps are on the class pages (under Children section). Please note that the Reception class/ Early Years curriculum map changes from term to term, year to year as the teachers plan topics and themes which match the children's particular interests, whilst covering the essential early years skills and knowledge of course.


We have school values, based on our children's needs and the ethos of our Christian school, which our curriculum will reflect. Our values are: LOVE (we want children to know that they are loved by God, to have self esteem and to care for others), JOY (we want children to enjoy learning), PERSEVERANCE ( we want children to be resilient to challenges and to try their hardest, even when things are difficult), FORGIVENESS (essential if children are to get along with others), JUSTICE (to learn respect for others and to know what is right or wrong), RESPECT (we want to nurture tolerance and respect in our children) and HOPE (we want children to have ambition, and to aim high for themselves). These values will run through all our teaching. 


Our curriculum is organised according to a theme wherever possible. This is so that children can become really enthused by a topic and so that subjects complement each other. 


As we continue to "fine tune" our curriculum, we will add to this part of our website so keep checking!


Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy


The Department for Education RSE guidance became compulsory in September 2020.


We took feedback from our school community and decided that, for our school, teaching sex education was not right for us. Should a child ask a question, we ring parents/ carers and discuss whether they prefer to answer the question or if they would like their child's question answered in school 1:1. Parents and carers should note that although sex education is not compulsory in primary schools, relationships and health education is. We do teach puberty (separately to girls and boys) and we do cover different relationships and families. Of course we fully support equality and protected characteristics, as is law, and as God loves everyone equally.








Relationships & Health Education Policy

Phonics and reading scheme information


Children at St Paul's begin reading using the Lancashire Education Authority RED ROSE Phonics Scheme. This supports our EYFS and early key stage 1 reading scheme 'Phonics Bug'.

Our primary key stage 1 reading scheme is The Oxford Reading Tree which leads into key stage 2 where children read independently using a range of fiction and non-fiction texts.




Much of our training and resources to support our curriculum comes from training and support which we buy in from Lancashire Education Authority, supplemented with resources and training from other educational experts and from teachers' own planning based on the needs of our children in this community.


If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach at St Paul's please contact the school directly.

We provide remote education if school is closed