Our Curriculum


At St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, our intention is that our pupils grow into independent and resilient learners, with a curiosity and passion for learning about themselves and the world in which they live.


In order to support our pupils, we will:

  • develop key personal and social skills, including self-esteem, resilience, curiosity, speaking, listening, good manners and co-operation (taught explicitly in pastoral sessions and embedded throughout the curriculum)
  • ensure that subject specific knowledge and skills are taught discretely and progressively (subject leads are responsible for ensuring this)
  • make sure pupils know which particular subject they are being taught in every lesson (class teachers will ensure that this information is included at the beginning of each lesson, and highlight subject-specific knowledge, skills, and language throughout)
  • plan and deliver creative and engaging lessons, with clear and relevant aims (class teachers will ensure that they plan lessons that engage their pupils and encourage independence and resilience, encouraging pupils to see the purpose of their learning)
  • provide opportunities for pupils to build on prior learning and develop key skills in a variety of contexts. (Subject leads will ensure progression of knowledge and skills. Teachers will find out what pupils already know, at the start of each programme of learning, and what pupils are interested in learning more about.  Teachers will make clear any links to prior learning and will provide opportunities for pupils to develop key skills.)
  • draw on a range of resources that enhance learners and make learning fun, relevant and memorable. (Teachers will ensure all resources are of a high quality and support learning, they will include a range of technology, visits, visitors, interesting artefacts and, where possible, the use of the local community and businesses.)
  • record progress and celebrate success. (Teachers will ensure that the work of pupils is reviewed on a regular basis, in accordance with the school’s marking and feedback policy, and that pupils are clear about strengths and areas for improvement.)

With mixed-aged classes, our curriculum for Years 1-6, which includes all the statutory content of the National Curriculum for key stages 1 and 2, is taught on a two-year rolling programme, with topical links between subjects, where appropriate.


At St Patrick’s Catholic School, we will measure the impact of our work through a variety of methods, including:

  • pupils’ books – which will demonstrate their increasingly secure knowledge of curriculum content and a development of the key skills, associated with these and other subjects
  • class books – which will show the range of opportunities pupils have been afforded and other learning that is not easily shown in exercise books (collaborative work, visits, visitors, themed days, practical activities etc.)
  • discussions with pupils – which will give them the opportunity to describe what they have learnt, can do and where they think they need to develop further
  • observations of pupils in class and around school – which will enable a judgement to be made about the development of knowledge and skills, including a range of personal and social skills (attitudes and behaviours)
  • national results – which will allow us to measure the success of key knowledge and skills against national levels and ascertain progress.

Curriculum Subject Overviews

You can view or download an overview of our curriculum subjects here.

Religious Education

We use the Come and See scheme of work, as recommended by the Diocese, for the teaching of Religious Education, in Foundation Stage and Key Stages 1 and 2. Termly letters give information about current teaching and learning in religious education.

Curriculum Plans

Please take a look at our Long-Term Plans and see what the children learn in our school learn, or view our classes to see the curriculum in action.

Summer Term Plans 2023

Spring Term Plans 2023

Autumn Term Plans 2022

Assessing Without Levels

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

At St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report. If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.

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