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Kilbroney Integrated Primary School, Rostrevor
Nut Free School Just a reminder that due to allergies we are a nut free school.
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In Kilbroney IPS, children experience a broad and balanced curriculum which focuses on developing the whole child. In Primary school the children have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in: Language and Literacy, Mathematics and Numeracy, The Arts, The World Around Us, Personal Development and Mutual Understanding as well as Physical Development and Movement. The learning takes place through well planned, differentiated and challenging practical, interactive, written and enjoyable learning experiences matched to each child's learning needs in order to ensure individual success. Teachers use a wide variety of teaching methods, balancing whole class, group and individual tasks and learning experiences in order to engage children in effective learning.

Literacy in school is divided into three components:
Talking and Listening,

Reading and Writing.

Literacy is essential as a subject in its own right. It also has a vital part to play as a medium through which
all other subjects are taught. Aspects of Literacy are introduced, developed and reinforced through other
areas of the curriculum.

There is a strong emphasis on the development of reading fluency and understanding. We encourage
parents to be role models and partners for their children. 

The Literacy Trust states that "There can be few things as powerful as regularly reading to a young child. It has astonishing benefits for children: comfort and reassurance, confidence and security, relaxation, happiness and fun. Giving a child time and full attention when reading them a story tells them they matter. It builds self-esteem, vocabulary, feeds imagination and even improves their sleeping patterns."

Accelerated Reading: The Accelerated Reading programme is offered to all pupils in KS2. This highly motivational programme allows the pupils to select and read books according to their own ability, thus promoting reading for pleasure. When they have finished reading, they complete online quizzes and earn points based on the percentage of correct answers they receive in the quiz.

Mathematics & Numeracy
Mathematics in school covers the areas of: Number,


Handling Data,

Shape & Space

and Processes.

We encourage a love of numeracy through practical and problem-solving activities related to real life.
Mental strategies are developed through the use of a wide range of games and challenges.
We aim to develop skills in numeracy which will help children make informed and responsible choices and
decisions throughout their lives. See the following web page which describes ten reasons Numeracy is key in the Primary school.

Information and Communication Technology is an aid to pupils’ learning and is a powerful tool in the teaching
of children. At Kilbroney IPS the pupils have access to various programmes, apps and technology designed to enrich their learning experiences. Using Promethean Smart Boards, laptops, iPads and cameras, the children have opportunities to transfer their knowledge, understanding and skills in a variety of meaningful contexts across the curriculum.
These include:
• Exploring digital sources of information, investigating and solving problems.
• Expressing creative ideas using multimedia presentation.
• Exchanging work and collaborating online.
• Evaluating and reflecting on processes and outcomes for improvement.
• Exhibiting, managing and showcasing their learning.


Religious Education

Kilbroney adopts an all-inclusive approach so that all the children have the chance to learn together
about different faiths and religions. We aspire to create an environment where those of all faiths and none,
are respected, acknowledged and accepted as valued members of the school community.
Pupils will learn together all that can reasonably be expected for them from the shared Christian curriculum.
The school makes provision for Catholic pupils whose parents wish them to undergo sacramental
preparation. In Religion the school will celebrate many religious occasions throughout the school year such as harvest, the Christmas Story, the Easter Story, Divali including various relevant Saint such as St Patrick and St Brigid. The classes will also have the opportunity to celebrate assemblies on various topics throughout the year.

If you require any further information regarding the RE programme in the school, please feel free to contact the school office.