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St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

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Curriculum

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

 

Phonics

 

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

 

Guided Reading takes place in KS1 and KS2 most mornings for 20 minute sessions.  This follows a carousel approach and children will receive 2 guided sessions each week with an adult.  In other sessions they will learn through activities such as pre or post reading tasks, expanding vocabulary work,  dictionary work, spelling work etc.  You are very welcome to come in and be part of a guided reading session with the children.  Please speak to your child's class teacher to arrange a mutually convenient time.

 

We follow the principle of talk for writing for our English lessons.  It works on a 4 week block.  The first week is an immersion week where we bring the topic to life and really get the children interested in the topic.  This is followed by a skills week, and then a two week writing programme where children use the skills and knowledge that they have previously learnt.


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.

 

Maths

 

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.

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