All our pupils are taught in line with the Northern Ireland Curriculum. This is a common curriculum for all the pupils of
There are three Key Stages within the Primary School:
P. 1 & 2 are Foundation Stage
P.3 & 4 are Key Stage 1
P.5, 6 & 7 are Key Stage 2
There are 6 Areas of Learning for each of the Key Stages:
The areas of study in the curriculum are as follows:
• Language and Literacy: including talking and listening, reading, writing and opportunities to incorporate drama;
• Mathematics and Numeracy: focusing on the development of mathematical concepts and their application across the curriculum;
• Information Technology - The World Around Us: development of skills and knowledge in Science and Technology, History and Geography;
• The Arts: including Art and Design, Music and Drama;
• Physical Education: development of skills, knowledge and understanding through play and a range of physical activities;
• Personal Development and Mutual Understanding: focusing on emotional development, social skills, learning to learn, health, relationships and sexuality education, understanding in the local and global community will be developed through the above areas of study. The School curriculum will be seen as being in need of constant development and the teachers and Principal will regularly examine and improve its provision as resources become available. As part of our Transformation action plan all school policies, practices and resources will be reviewed and assessed to ensure they positively support our Integrated Ethos.
In addition to this we offer a programme of RE throughout the school. The ethos of the school is Christian and non-denominational religious education is provided within class and at regular assembly times which are led by local clergy, visitors or a member of staff.
Parents may remove their children from classes on the grounds of conscience, if they so wish. An additional teacher, holding a Catholic Certificate in Religious Education is able to teach Religious Education specifically to pupils from the Catholic faith and prepare children for Sacraments. The school accepts its responsibility to attempt to develop the full potential of pupils who may have suffered educational disruption by frequent transfer between schools. Every effort will be made to provide maximum access to the curriculum for children who are physically disabled. Access to the building has been improved through modification to the main entrance, lifts on staircases and refurbishment of two toilets with full disabled facilities
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING
This lies at the heart of the curriculum of Crumlin Integrated Primary School. We strive to develop in our children a sense of their own worth and importance, an appreciation and respect of the rights of others and a caring attitude towards the environment. Inter-school contact is a feature of school life through sporting, musical and cultural events.
As part of P.D.M.U. there is school council made up of pupils elected from each class. Elections for new members are held in October each year. Class councils meet on a monthly basis and discuss issues of importance to the children and the school. The minutes and matters of concern from these meetings form the agenda for the monthly school council meeting. Pupils are consulted on whole school issues through the school and class councils.
DRUGS EDUCATION POLICY
It is the aim of the school that through our P.D.M.U. Curriculum we will develop in our children the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to live a drug-free lifestyle. The school has a comprehensive drugs education policy, which is available on request.
ORGANISATION OF CLASSES
It is the policy of the school that children should, as far as possible, be taught in single year group classes with children of their own age. When this is not possible one or more split classes will be arranged e.g. P6/7.
INSPECTION OF SCHOOL DOCUMENTS
Documents relating to the organisation of education in the school, schemes of work and policy statements may be inspected by contacting the principal. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, a photocopying charge may be levied when a copy (or copies) is requested for retention.