At Our Lady & St Patrick's, our key intention is that our Curriculum should open doors and broaden horizons for children in our school.
We strive to do this in a number of ways, through offering our children experiences which they might not otherwise achieve:
Trips and visits are key to our curriculum - we want children to experience a bigger picture of the world by exploring our local area and by branching out and extending this exploration to wider themes and topics on a national and global scale.
Residential Visits also extend our children's life experiences further. They will have the opportunity to stay at a range of different places both locally and further afield. The intention of these residential visits is not solely to link to and extend children's academic learning but also to support their personal development, and to expand their horizons to places which they may not otherwise have the opportunity to visit or explore.
We invite a range of experts into school, to work alongside children. Again, this is not only to support children academically, but to open doors for them to see and experience at first hand careers and professions which they may not otherwise consider or encounter. Visiting experts include scientists, geologists and historians, as well as a visit from a 'real' dinosaur and a space rocket!
In addition, children enjoy lessons taught by qualified professionals in specialist subjects; we currently employ a professional Music Teacher, Spanish Teacher, Dance Teacher and Sports Coach every week, to deliver high quality lessons to children who may not otherwise have access to classes in these subjects, outside of school.