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Our Lady and St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School Part of the Mater Christi Multi-Academy Trust

Picture News

How do we use Picture News?

Every week, we share the 'Picture News' with children in a special weekly assembly, using the excellent online resources and images. The weekly big picture is also displayed prominently in school.


We also share Picture News with families via our school Facebook page and ClassDojo, which allows families to further discuss the weekly topics at home. There is also a newsletter for parents, which recaps the key themes covered and encourages further dialogue at home.


The discussion prompted by Picture News also underpins the development of oracy skills across school, through planned opportunities to develop confidence in speaking, debating and expressing opinions in both formal and informal contexts.


Picture News is instrumental in delivering much of the work we do in school on British Values. It supports our children in encountering and considering the key issues of the day in a planned and age-appropriate way. It also supports their developing understanding of Protected Characteristics and the UN Rights of the Child.


Please follow the link below, to find out how Picture News supports British Values at Our Lady & St Patrick's.

Take a look at some of the weekly big pictures and themes from Picture News in 2023-24, below:


Summer Term 2024

Spring Term 2024

Autumn Term 2023

Termly Picture News Coverage:

News Story, British Values, Protected Characteristics, UN Rights of Child