Welcome to Key Stages 1 & 2
We use the International Primary Curriculum to enhance our coverage of subjects - please click this link to see a presentation explaining it: International Primary Curriculum
To see the school's average progress scores made by pupils and for help interpreting progress scores at KS2, please click here
End of Key Stage 1 Results – 2018
End of Key Stage 2 Results – 2018
Children achieving the expected standard (a scaled score of 100 or more) :
When the tests are marked the number of correct responses equate to a raw score. This raw score is then converted to a scaled score. The DfE state that if children achieve the national standard (a scaled score of 100) they have demonstrated in the test sufficient knowledge in the areas assessed, therefore placing them in a good position to succeed in the next steps of their education.
However there is also a national (average) scaled score calculated for each of the tests.
Progress Scores (KS1 - KS2)
The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
The national curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the national curriculum specifications. The national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.
What is the curriculum like at Our Lady and St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School?
At Our Lady and St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, we aim to tailor education to individual need, interest and ability so as to fulfil every child's potential. Every pupil will have access to a rich, broad, balanced, differentiated and, above all, stimulating and engaging curriculum.
We are developing and delivering a curriculum that leads to high standards of attainment and progress across the school whilst also broadening children’s experiences, exciting them about learning and engendering curiosity and a desire to learn more.
We believe in the importance of teaching children how to be good learners through personal learning and thinking skills, reflection, a growth mind-set approach, collaboration, motivation and aspiration. As a result, behaviours for learning are moving towards outstanding. We endeavour to enable children to become lifelong learners and face the uncertainties and challenges of our ever changing world.
Children’s progress is carefully monitored through the tracking of assessment and is tracked electronically using SPTO. Due to the new curriculum, changes to assessment have been necessary and more information about this is listed below.
Where monitoring demonstrates children need additional support, we have a range of interventions to help them. These include additional motor skills, phonics and precision teaching to help children with literacy difficulties. We also put additional activities into the curriculum where possible for children with a particular talent in a subject area to help them to reach excellence.
Sex and relationship education is taught in line with the Sex Education policy agreed by governors.
A growing range of extra-curricular activities are offered. These include football, netball, craft club, choir, ICT and coding clubs. The school is proud of its provision in this area.
Our Lady and St Patrick’s Primary School follows the National Curriculum and detailed curriculum maps have been published on this website. You can find out more about this by clicking on the links below
To find out more about what your child is learning about this term, please see the curriculum maps given out each term and on the link above.