Curriculum Subjects

Information about our curriculum is available below. Also please visit our class pages for even more information include long-term plans.

At St Patrick’s RC Primary School we have adopted a mastery approach for the teaching of mathematics, following the White rose maths scheme of work. Underpinning this pedagogy is the belief that all children can achieve in maths. We believe in promoting sustained and deepened understanding by employing a variety of mastery strategies, with teaching for conceptual understanding at the heart of everything we
do. We aim to create independent mathematicians who are well equipped to apply their learning to the wider world.
Teaching for Mastery aims to provide all children with full access to the curriculum, enabling them to achieve confidence and competence – ‘mastery’ – in mathematics, rather than many failing to develop the maths skills they need for the future.

Key features of our Maths Mastery curriculum:
 High expectations for every child
 Fewer topics, greater depth
 Number sense and place value come first
 Research -based curriculum
 Objects and pictures always before numbers and letters
 Problem solving is central
 Calculate with confidence– understand why it works

Mathematics Mastery places emphasis on the cumulative mastery of essential knowledge and skills in mathematics. It embeds a deeper understanding of maths by utilising a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach so that pupils understand what they are doing rather than just learning to repeat routines without grasping what is happening. St Patrick’s mastery curriculum is taught using the ‘White rose Maths’
scheme of learning.

Maths Policy

Progression

National Curriculum Progression Primary Maths

Maths Curriculum

Reception overview

Year 1 Overview

Year 2 overview

Year 3 Overview

Year 4 Oveview

Year 5 Overview

Year 6 overview

Useful Documents

Helping Children with Mathematics Year 5 Year 6

Our Aims

Our aims for the teaching of Religious Education are to enrich the lives of our pupils in the:

  • Love of God for everyone and everything He created
  • Understanding of the ‘Good News’ of the Lord, to enable ourselves and others to respond to God’s love
  • Teaching of the Catholic faith
  • Growth of faith by relating the Gospels to their lives and levels of understanding, linked to our Mission Statement and the Come and See programme
  • Development of prayer and worship
  • Awareness and respect of other faiths and cultures

Curriculum

Since its introduction to the Diocese of Nottingham in 2012, we have been following the Come and See RE programme.

Topics covered across the school are:

Themes

Year Groups

E. Y.  F1 & 2.

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

YEAR 5

YEAR 6

Domestic church

family

Myself

God knows and loves each one

Families

God’s love and care for every  family

Beginnings

 God at every beginning

Homes

God’s dream for every family

People

The family of God in Scripture

Ourselves

Created in the image & likeness of God

Loving

God who never stops loving

Baptism/

Confirmation

belonging

Welcome

Baptism; a welcome to God’s family

Belonging

Baptism an invitation to belong to God’s family

Signs & symbols

Sign & symbols in Baptism

Promises

Promises made at Baptism

 

Called

Confirmation a time to renew baptismal promises

Initiation

The call to a new way of life

Vocation  & commitment

Christian life

Marriage / ordination

Advent/

Christmas

loving

Birthday

Looking forward to Jesus’ birthday

Waiting

Advent a time to look forward to Christmas

Preparations

Advent; preparing to celebrate Christmas

Visitors

The coming of Jesus

Gift

God’s gift of love & friendship in Jesus

Hope

Advent; waiting in joyful hope for Jesus; the promised one

Expectations

Jesus born to show God to the world

Local Church

community

Celebrating

People celebrate in Church

Special people

People in the parish family

Books

The books used in Church

Journeys

Christian family’s journey with Jesus

 Community

 life in the local Christian community: ministries in  the parish

 Mission

Continuing Jesus’ mission in diocese. [ecumenism]

Sources

The Bible, the special book for the Church 

Eucharist

relating

Gathering

The parish family gathers to celebrate Eucharist

Meals

Mass; Jesus’ special meal

 Thanksgiving

Mass a special time for saying thank you to God for everything, especially Jesus.

Listening & Sharing

Jesus gives himself to us in a special way

Giving &receiving

Living in communion

Memories

The Eucharist the living memorial of Jesus

Unity

Eucharist enables people to live in communion.

Lent/ Easter

giving

Growing

Looking forward to Easter

Change

Lent  a time for change

Opportunities

Lent;  an opportunity to start anew in order to celebrate Jesus’ new life

Giving all

Lent a time to remember Jesus’ total giving

Self discipline

Celebrating growth to new life

Sacrifice

Lent a time of giving in order to celebrate the sacrifice of Jesus

Death & new life

Celebrating Jesus’ death & Resurrection

Pentecost

serving

Good News

Passing on  the Good news of Jesus

Holidays & holydays

Pentecost: the feast of the Holy Spirit

Spread the word

Pentecost a time to spread the Good News

Energy

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

New life

To hear & live the Easter message

Transformation

Celebration of the Spirit’s transforming power

Witnesses

The Holy Spirit enables people  to become witnesses

Reconciliation

Inter-relating

Friends

Friends of Jesus

Being sorry

God helps us to choose well  Sacrament of Reconciliation

Rules

Reasons for rules in the Christian family

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Choices

The importance of examination of conscience

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Building bridges

Admitting wrong, being reconciled with  God  and  each other

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Freedom & responsibility

Commandments enable Christians to be free & responsible

Healing

Sacrament of the Sick

Universal Church

world

Our world

God’s wonderful world

Neighbours

Neighbours share God’s world

Treasures

God’s treasure; the world

Special places

Holy  places for Jesus and the Christian community

Difference

Different saints show people what God is like.

Stewards

The Church is called to stewardship of Creation

Common good

Work of the worldwide Christian family

Collective Worship

All classes participate in a daily act of collective worship.  This may take the form of class prayers, liturgies or assemblies. This is also linked to the Word of the Week (WOW), which are an integral part of school life, and to the Ten:Ten resources, used by staff and pupils to promote and develop whole school and class-based collective worship in an innovative and reflective way.

Computing Policy

Coverage Computing

Progression Document

Computing Progression Document

Scheme of Work

Knowledge Organisers

Useful Links

Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:

  • Internet matters – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • London Grid for Learning – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Net-aware – for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
  • Parent info – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Thinkuknow – for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
  • UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers

Nursery and Reception have outdoor opportunities on a daily basis. In addition to this Reception have a taught PE lesson once per week. All other classes have two taught PE lesson of an hour per week (children bring their PE kits to school and get changed).

The areas of physical activity (games, gymnastics, dance, athletics, swimming and outdoor activities) are set out in the Foundation Stage Curriculum and National Curriculum 2014. The PE curriculum at St Patrick’s is based on these requirements and is detailed on the long term year planner. St Patrick’s have adopted PE Resources from ‘Get set for PE’.  Each year group will learn PE in accordance with the long term planning. This will ensure continuity and progression through school in order to continue to improve standards in PE.

At St Patrick’s our whole class music lessons are provided by the OLOL music services.

Music Policy

Olol music curriculum overview 1

Olol music curriculum overview 2