CURRICULUM PLANS

Whole School Plan for Maths

Aims and Objectives:
We endorse the aims of the Primary School Curriculum for Mathematics, which are:

  • To enable the child to acquire proficiency in fundamental mathematical skills and in recalling basic number facts.
  • To develop a positive attitude towards Mathematics and an appreciation of both its practical and aesthetics aspects.
  • To develop problem-solving abilities and a facility for the application of mathematics to everyday life
  • To enable the child to use mathematical language effectively and accurately
  • To enable the child to acquire an understanding of mathematical concepts and processes to his/her appropriate level of development and ability.

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 Whole School Plan for SPHE

The aims of our SPHE plan are:

  • To promote the personal development and well-being of the child
  • To foster in the child a sense of care and respect for himself/herself and others and an appreciation of the dignity of every human being
  • To promote the health of the child and provide a foundation for healthy living in all its aspects
  • To enable the child to make informed decisions and choices about the social, personal and health dimensions of life both now and in the future
  • To develop in the child a sense of social responsibility, a commitment to active and participative citizenship and an appreciation of the democratic way of life
  • To enable the child to respect human and cultural diversity and to appreciate and understand the interdependent nature of the world

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Whole School Plan for SESE – Geography

We endorse the aims of the Primary School Curriculum for Geography as follows:

  • To develop knowledge and understanding of local, regional and wider environments and their interrelationships
  • To encourage an understanding and appreciation of the variety of natural and human conditions on the Earth
  • To develop empathy with people from diverse environments and an understanding of human interdependence
  • To develop the ability to use a range of communicative methods, especially those concerned with the development of graphicacy
  • To encourage the development of a sense of place and spatial awareness
  • To encourage the development of caring attitudes and responsible behaviour towards the environment, and involvement in the identification, discussion, resolution and avoidance of environmental problems
  • To develop an understanding of appropriate geographical concepts

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Whole School Plan for SESE – History

We endorse the aims of the Primary School Curriculum for history as follows:

  • To develop an interest in and curiosity about the past
  • To make the child aware of the lives of women, men and children in the past and how people and events have had an impact upon each other
  • To develop an understanding of the concepts of change and continuity
  • To provide for the acquisition of concepts and skills associated with sequence, time and chronology, appropriate to the development stages of the child
  • To allow the child to encounter and use a range of historical evidence systematically and critically
  • To provide opportunities for the child to communicate historical findings and interpretations in a variety of ways
  • To foster sensitivity to the impact of conservation and change within local and wider environments
  • To help the child recognise and examine the influences of the past on the attitudes and behaviour of people today
  • To foster a willingness to explore personal attitudes and values and to promote an openness to the possibility of changing one’s own point of view
  • To encourage the child to recognise how past and present actions, events and materials may become historically significant
  • To enable the child to acquire a balanced appreciation of cultural and historical inheritances from local, national and global contexts

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Whole School Plan for SESE – Science

Aims and Objectives:
Through our school’s science programme, we aim to help pupils come to an understanding of and take an interest in the world and environment around them, both physical and biological. It is our aspiration that science in our school will be a practical subject as much as possible with hands-on activities that give an opportunity to develop scientific skills. Environmental activities encouraged in our school will foster a positive attitude and sense of responsibility among our pupils for the natural environment and its relationship with the human environment. Ultimately we aim to foster in the children a sense of curiosity in the world around them through fun filled active learning.
As per the Science Curriculum for Primary Schools, we aim:

  • To enable the child to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes so as to develop an informed and critical understanding of social, environmental and scientific issues
  • To reinforce and stimulate curiosity and imagination about local and wider environments
  • To enable the child to play a responsible role as an individual, as a family member and as a member of local, regional, national, European and global communities
  • To foster an understanding of, and concern for, the total interdependence of all humans, all living things and the Earth on which they live
  • To foster a sense of responsibility for the long-term care of the environment and a commitment to promote the sustainable use of the Earth’s resources through personal lifestyle and participation in collective environmental decision-making
  • To cultivate humane and responsible attitudes and an appreciation of the world in accordance with beliefs and values

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Relationships and Sexuality Education Policy

Aims of our RSE Programme

  • To enhance the personal development, self-esteem and well-being of each child.
  • To help children develop healthy friendships and relationships.
  • To foster an understanding of, and a healthy attitude to, human sexuality and relationships in a moral, spiritual and social framework.
  • To enable the older child to acquire and understanding of, and respect for, human love, sexual
  • To develop and promote in the child a sense of wonder and awe at the process of birth and new life.
  • To enable the child to be comfortable with the sexuality of oneself and others while growing and developing.

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