At St Luke's the wider curriculum is developed in response to the needs and interests of our pupils. Most of our thematic topics are taught for approximately six weeks, with the aim of answering one key question, using information gained throughout the topic.
There will often be a subject focus to topics, for instance What did we learn from King Tut's tomb? would naturally involve a great deal of historical investigation and learning. These subject focuses change with each topic, allowing us to ensure that the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum are met in a way that really captures the interest of our pupils. Through this key question approach, we are able to achieve real depth of learning.
Our skills based curriculum is a framework for broad and relevant experiences, which ensure progression and continuity in children’s learning from Early Years to the end of Key Stage 2.
Teachers plan and teach together in year group teams.
In the Early Years activities are structured around Prime and Specific Areas of development:
• Personal, Social & Emotional Development
• Physical Development
• Communication & Language
• Understanding the World
• Expressive Arts & Design
A full copy of the statutory curriculum for Early Years Foundation Stage can be found with our Year Group Plans.
• Design & Technology
• Personal, Health and Social Education
• Physical Education
• Religious Education
Details of the National Curriculum expectations for each year group can be found with our Year Group Plans.