Our Curriculum Intent
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, such as What did we learn from King Tut's tomb? Through a key question approach, we are able to achieve real depth of learning.
Each topic is planned with 3 lead subjects, one of each is always English, the second is either History or Geography and then one other lead subject is chosen to complement this. In addition, certain areas of the curriculum are taught as discrete subjects. 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. For more information on how the structure of our curriculum planning, see Our Curriculum Plan.
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.
Our curriculum expands throughout Key Stage 1 & 2 to include all the National Curriculum subjects:
- 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.