What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.
At St. Patrick's we use the Read Write Inc programme to help teach children to read. This starts within our Foundation class and carries on into our Key Stage 1 class. More information about this programme can be seen on this information video for parents which can be found by clicking here.
Reading and Writing
This year we will be developing the teaching of English through the Mastery of English programme with the Learning Unlimited Teaching School Alliance and the primary schools within the McAuley Family.
At St. Patrick’s we believe that the teaching of reading and writing is closely linked. This is shown through the programmes we follow for both areas. In Foundation Stage, we start off with the Read, Write Inc programme and by the end of Year 1, we believe this has given the children the basic foundation to be able to read and write. In Year 2, children begin the English Mastery programme, which follows the same principles as the Maths Mastery – the absolute belief that every child can and will achieve.
English Mastery teaches all aspects of English – reading, writing, grammar and punctuation - through high quality texts. Each term, each class will focus on one quality text, enabling children to: enjoy reading a full story, having had the reading style modelled to them, by the teacher; understanding what is happening within the text, having drawn out the meaning of vocabulary and sentence choices; knowing how an author can use ideas to write in different styles; and finally, understanding how the English language can be used to create a range of effects through grammar and punctuation.
Each lesson is fast-paced, containing 6-parts, which support and challenge children in their learning, and has an assessment at the end to allow children to practice their skills further or challenge them to think deeper.
We are proud to be working with the Learning Unlimited Teaching School Alliance and Ark Academies to deliver the Mathematics Mastery programme. The mastery approach has now been rolled out across the school and it is already showing impact on the results and engagement of our children. More information can be found out on the Mathematics Mastery website by clicking here. Should you wish to come into school to observe or learn more about the Mathematics Mastery programme, please speak to your child's class teacher or Ms. Grainger who is our Maths Mastery Subject Lead.