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Curriculum Enrichment

All of the children at St. Patrick's are offered a rich and varied curriculum. We endeavour to create practical and language rich opportunities both on and off site. During their seven years at St Patrick's all the children will experience:
 
Off Site 

 
• A residential trip for 4 nights
• An art gallery 
• The theatre 
• A museum 
• The seaside 
• A farm 
• A castle 
• a ride on the Steam railway 
• Rock climbing 
• Caving 
• Canoeing 
• Climbing the Wrekin


On site Visits from: 
 
• Authors
• A theatre visit 
 
• Artists 
• Illustrators 
• An expert on Reptiles and Minibeasts 
 

Educational Visits
Special educational visits are arranged to complement the curriculum and Visitors work in school.  These include visits in Wellington and beyond the local area.  Recent excursions have taken our children to Attingham Park, Blists Hill. Recent visitors to our school have included Building consultants, Make a movie in a day and Juggling Jim.

 

 

 

Residential Visits
Year 6 are taken away for a 5 day residential visit to Arthog. They go to a camp on the Wrekin as part of the John Muir Award wnere they experience story telling, den building etc
 

 

 

Drama 
Visiting theatre groups are invited to entertain the children and to enhance the curriculum. Children in Key Stage 2 visited Theatre Severn this term to see a production of the 'Horrible Histories'
Children in reception and Nursery are going to see a production of Hansel and Gretel in Wolverhampton.

 
 

 

 

 

Music
Choir lessons take place after the school day. For the past three years the choir has attended the ‘Young Voices’ concert at the NEC and sang in the ‘Big Sing’ at AFC Telford. The Choir are asked to sing  annually at the Mayor’s Christmas Concert. The whole school sing at the Christmas Songs and readings at St Patrick’s Church. This year they are singing at Shrewsbury Cathedral as part of a CAFOD Peace concert. Two music workshops on Samba rhythms and Shake, rattle and roll were held recently. The school has produced their own CD with the most popular songs performed on it. The choir regularly sings to raise money for the preferred charity, the Poor Clare's Nuns in Myanga, Kenya.

The school performs concerts at Christmas (KS 1 and EYFS), Easter ( Y4/5) and a summer concert (Y6). The key stage 1 children sing at a ‘Spring Sing’ for parents. 

 

Peripatetic teachers teach brass, woodwind, guitar, drums, keyboard and also their teachers perform at assemblies.

 

 

 


Sports

Sport has a high profile at St Patrick's with many of the teachers and teaching assistants being qualified coaches in football, hockey, cricket, rugby, gymnastics and cheer leading. The school is affiliated to the Telford and Wrekin School Sports partnership which enables pupils to take part in a full calendar of events which includes competitive and non-competitive competitions. Children in all age groups have the chance to represent the school.
using the school sports premium money, coaches from 'Activ Sports' plan and deliver a sports programme in all key stages alongside the teachers. This allows all children to develop agility, balance and co-ordination and abroad and balanced skill growth across many sports.
Various sporting activities take place during and after school. Extra-curricular clubs are free and are taught by members of the school staff.
The school takes part in competitive leagues in Football, netball, cross country and in tournaments.

 

Other sports events include multi-skills, athletics, boys dance, rugby, basketball. cross country, badminton, golf, boccia, new age kurling, archery, hockey and many more.

 

 

 
Cookery
An after school club is run in 6 week courses for pupils.
 

 

 

 

Arts and Crafts
An after school club is held  for pupils in Key Stage 1 and 2 for art. Artists are planned to include workshops to build up a range of children's skills and techniques.
 

 

 

 

 

 


Speakers
Guest speakers are invited to enrich the curriculum for the children on a variety of topics.

 

 

Charitable Works
Children are very pro-active in raising money for other’s less fortunate than themselves. The Mini Vinnies  raise money for different occasions e.g. Harvest. They hold cake sales. The Catholic Charities the school supports are- Catholic Children’s Society, CAFOD, Mission together. They also support 'Operation Christmas Child'

 

 

 

Family Learning
Family learning courses in Playing with Language, Forest schools, Keeping up with the children in Maths, Cookery and Arts and Crafts take place through out the year.

 

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