At Rathmore Primary School our motto, created by our children, is ‘caring, learning, excelling together.’ This is because we know that a child must feel happy and secure before they can truly reach their learning potential and excel.
Your child’s learning is set within the social context of a school family where they will develop attributes and skills for life.
Primary education and your role as partners with us is therefore vital to ensure your child makes the best start to their learning path. We support families by offering a wrap-around care option from 8am to 5:45pm daily, with holiday provision.
On behalf of the staff and governors of Rathmore Primary School, I hope you enjoy finding out more about our school and your time spent with us is both happy and successful. Keep up-to-date with current information with our Parent Letters, Newsletters, Facebook & Twitter feeds.
Mrs Julie M Hardy
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As the name suggests, the Foundation Stage (P1 & P2) puts in place the building blocks for a lifetime of learning. Through practical activity, pupils have the freedom to explore, create and experience learning in a variety of contexts. The basis for learning at this stage is play. Pupils are encouraged to engage in a wide range of play-based activities that will form the basis for effective communication and early literacy and numeracy concepts. The teaching staff and classroom assistants work as a team to provide a structured yet flexible programme in line with the Northern Ireland Curriculum.
During P3 and P4, pupils consolidate the early literacy and numeracy concepts. Through guided and shared lessons, they develop independence in reading and writing, and extend their understanding of mathematical concepts. It is this knowledge that pupils begin to apply to problem solving with support from the teaching staff. It is at this stage that formal assessment begins further shaping the provision each child receives. The cross-curricular skills of Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT are assessed at the end of this Key Stage.
The final three years of the primary school phase culminate in the preparation for transition to the secondary phase. P5, P6 and P7 combine the acquisition of knowledge with the development of skills to form independent, confident learners who can use multiple approaches to problem-solving. In a challenging and supportive environment, teachers integrate practical activity with direct instruction to cultivate the learning and attitudes to learning that empowers pupils to be responsible decision-makers and successful in the future. The Key Stage 2 phase embeds effective assessment of the cross-curricular skills throughout, further identifying the abilities of each pupil.
Rathmore Primary School
Tel: 02891 270399