At St Luke’s, we encourage children to learn confidently and to communicate what they have learnt.
We believe that children should have the benefit of a broad and balanced curriculum which extends and enriches their knowledge and understanding of the world we live in- so that they are able to make a valuable contribution as they grow. We are particularly keen to develop the ‘whole child’ and as such seek to further children’s interest in music and art through our collaboration with specialist partners such as ‘Thames Music’. We ensure children receive a rich curriculum by extending opportunities through theatre visits, visiting performers and musicians and school trips, including residential, to a range of places.
At St Luke’s, we firmly believe that children learn best when they are able to make connections in their learning and apply skills learnt. Each half-term we will be looking at a theme which will encompass many curriculum areas; the themes chosen are those which we feel will captivate the children’s interest and their enthusiasm for learning. We believe that children learn best when they are actively involved. “Learning by doing” makes the work more interesting, more meaningful and more likely to make sense and be remembered. This kind of learning helps children to think more clearly, to raise questions, try out ideas and to record their findings.
Our curriculum framework is a plan to show the learning outcomes that we expect to achieve in terms or clear, definable standards. The curriculum is broken down into year groups, subjects and terms.
At our school we believe that R.E. makes a strong contribution to the education of every child by encouraging them to develop skills of critical thinking and analysis, as well as developing attitudes like empathy, sensitivity and understanding whilst being able to stand up for their own beliefs and challenge injustice around them. Our curriculum framework is largely based upon the Discovery RE and it has three strands: Know about and understand a range of religions and world views; Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact or religions and world views; Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and world views. In this overview, we demonstrate how our R.E. meets the aims of the curriculum framework whilst showing our commitment to providing a Christian education. At key times in the Christian calendar, there is an additional focus on Christian festivals.
We are currently using the Letter-Join website to teach handwriting at school. You can now access the Letter-Join website at home to help your child with their handwriting (please ask the class teacher for the log-in details). Once logged in, you will be able to watch how to write all the letters of the alphabet in the same style we use in school and print out worksheets.
If you would like more information about the school curriculum, please email the headteacher who will forward your query onto the appropriate member of staff: