Faithfully following in the footsteps of Jesus,
we serve, love and learn together inspiring each other to excellence.
At St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, our Mission Statement underpins all aspects of school life and is an integral part of children’s daily experiences. Our aim is for all children to become confident, resilient, active, independent learners who are well prepared for life in modern Britain and are ready to make a positive contribution to society.
Our curriculum is designed to be ambitious for all children, regardless of ability or background and, as such, is tailored to meet the needs of every child. As we serve, love and learn together, we aim to motivate and inspire children through an engaging, carefully planned learning journey that challenges all pupils and leads to excellence.
At St Patrick’s we follow the aims of the national curriculum and meet all statutory requirements.
The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said, and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
The national curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the national curriculum specifications. The national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils' knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.
Reading is at the heart of our curriculum as we teach children to ‘learn to read’ and ‘read to learn’. We recognise that reading unlocks the curriculum and by promoting a love of reading, we aim to ensure children are able to access a wealth of knowledge and vocabulary and have the tools to become life-long learners.
Within each subject, children’s learning journey starts in Reception, with the curriculum designed to develop through a well organised sequence of learning. This sequence carefully builds on children’s prior knowledge and skills in order for children to make the connections required to support excellent progress. Clearly defined end points for each year group support children’s progression in every subject, with learning objectives, vocabulary and key questions designed to provide clear links between prior and future learning.
Our curriculum is enriched with a wide variety of activities and experiences to support children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Come and See lessons, Collective Worship and Gospel Values are intrinsically woven throughout all elements of school life. Strengthened by a living faith and close links with our Church community, opportunities for children’s personal development include a focus on their physical and mental wellbeing in addition to fundamental British Values, as we strive to prepare children for the diverse, ever-changing world we live in.
At St Patrick’s, class teachers are responsible for ensuring all children can access the full curriculum, including those who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We have high expectations for every pupil and our curriculum complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Education Needs and Disabilities Regulations 2014.
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More information regarding each subject can be found on the pages below. If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach, please contact your child’s class teacher.