At St Luke’s our central concern is the education of the whole child. This stems from the Christian belief that everyone is made in God’s image and all have a valuable contribution to make to the school and wider community.
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27.
We offer a curriculum which is broad and balanced and builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points, as they progress through the school. Our curriculum is responsive to individual needs, based on, but not limited by, the National Curriculum.
Our curriculum has been designed to encompass knowledge and understanding of the world in which we live, and also the events that have shaped it in the past to make it what it is today. The topics have been designed to complement and build on one another with clear progression and links so that in subsequent year groups, they will be able to explore concepts more deeply and apply their knowledge in different contexts.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Children in Reception Class follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This learning challenges children and encourages them to develop into independent, motivated learners and thinkers; full of curiosity about the world around them within a fun, happy and secure environment.
Our Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is based on seven areas of learning:
- Communication and Language
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Understanding of the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Key Stage 1 and 2
St Luke’s CE School follows a two-year curriculum cycle based upon the subjects within the National Curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6. Our curriculum design is based firmly on the principles of excellent learning matched to the specific needs of the children in our school.
Each class is taught through an integrated, thematic approach which enables us to provide meaningful and cross-curricular learning experiences for our children, and enable them to make connections with the world around them.
The promotion of personal and social development is embedded within the curriculum and based upon our core Christian values of “faith, hope and love”