In Key Stage 1 at St Peter’s, we ensure children have lots of opportunities to engage in a range of creative and imaginative role play activities both on their own and with others.

This helps develop children’s self-esteem and confidence, as well as enhancing their oral language skills.  Drama gives children an opportunity to learn about themselves and the world around us.  It also contributes to their social and emotional development as they act out different situations in a fun and relaxed environment.  Incidental activities arise throughout the day to communicate through drama.  For example; work time and circle time using many drama strategies including hot-seating and freeze-frame.

In Primary 3 the children practise and perform a Christmas play in front of an audience of family and friends.  This is a truly memorable occasion which is enjoyed and remembered by all of the children, their parents and teachers.



In St Peter’s, we all warmly look forward to celebrating First Holy Communion with the Primary Four children and their families. The children enjoy preparing for and look forward to this day with anticipation. This spiritual experience brings a sense of community and love in school and at home, and encourages the children in their personal journey of faith.



The teaching of phonics at St Peter’s is based on the principles of Linguistic Phonics and is supported by the use of the Ruth Miskin Speed Sounds.  Throughout Foundation and Key Stage 1, children develop their skills of segmenting (finding sounds in words) and blending (pushing sounds together) as well as manipulating phonemes (the ability to pull sounds out from words; oa as in goat, ow as in snow).phonics

Throughout each year group children develop attention and listening skills, oral language and phonological awareness and in Key Stage 1 they continue to develop their knowledge of how sounds are represented in print, through modelled and shared experiences across the curriculum.

Focused, regular and targeted phonics sessions in Key Stage 1 support our children in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to ‘crack the print code’ as quickly as possible, so that they can read and write with increasing independence.

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