St Luke's Primary

Curriculum breadth

At St Luke's C of E Primary School we carefully design, plan and implement a curriculum which provides breadth for every child:

As a staff, we carefully analyse the backgrounds, life experiences and culture of our pupils in order to help us to design a curriculum with three key priorities, or "drivers" underpinning every subject area. We believe that by focusing on the following drivers our children will be ready to succeed when they meet future challenges in the next stage of their education and beyond.

Our curriculum drivers are:

Spiritual and moral - we are a church school and a loving Christian family.  We want our children to grow up loving our world, feeling a valuable part of it, knowing they have a contribution to make.  We recognise and respect the range of beliefs and cultures within our world and enjoy learning about other faiths, while also developing a deepening understanding of Christianity.

Christian values and the love of God are at the heart of our teaching and learning.

My place in the World - we create opportunities to help pupils develop a good knowledge of the local community and the wider world. They are encouraged to be good citizens and are aware of their responsibility to care for the environment. Links to other schools and places broaden pupils understanding. They are made aware of current World events, which helps to foster a developing general knowledge.

Communication - we provide opportunities for pupils to communicate their learning through speaking & listening, writing and through the use of technology. Pupils are encouraged to give their views and opinions across the curriculum through a range of purposeful learning opportunities.

We have designed and planned our curriculum to offer a range of experiences which enable every child to receive a full and rich curriculum. These experiences reflect the caring nature of our school and ensure that children benefit from a varied range of academic, spiritual, moral, social and cultural activities. These activities enrich pupils' lives and those of our whole school community, encouraging children to be proud of their British values, while respecting diversity. We take pride in the fact that our curriculum gives the children at St Luke's the skills, confidence and self-belief to lead happy and fulfilling lives. Through our curriculum we encourage pupils to aim high and work towards their goals and aspirations.

With God, all things are possible