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OSTED Sept 2019
"The school provides a good quality of education.Leaders' ambition is for all pupils to achieve their best in a nurturing environment. On a day-to-day basis, teachers adapt their lesson plans so that pupils gain good knowledge and understanding in most subjects."
St. Luke's deliver a Connected Creative Curriculum using the published Cornerstones materials. This gives us the flexibility to tailor our programmes of study to meet our pupils' needs and interests, still ensuring structure, progression and broad and balanced coverage - all in line with the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. The Cornerstones Curriculum takes a holistic approach to learning, supporting the pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, as well as their awareness of British Values. This compliments our own Church School ethos and values.
The Cornerstones materials include a very broad range of exciting and inspiring 'imaginative learning projects', with cross curricular themes and creative learning opportunities. Pupils will be learning in a very 'hands on' style building upon knowledge and understanding during their time here. They will be given opportunities to deepen knowledge and practise essential skills and then apply these in a range of different contexts. This enables pupils to see the relevance of what they are learning and feel the satisfaction and buzz when they know they are succeeding!
The Cornerstones philosophy is based around: engaging, developing, innovating and expressing - and we will be doing this with our pupils through learning projects such as: Scrummdiddlyumptious!, Alchemy Island, and Bright Lights, Big City. Expect to hear all about them, all the 'WOW' moments and amazing innovate projects from the children. You may also like to look at the Cornerstones website: www.cornerstoneseducation.co.uk
The school curriculum includes the following elements:
This starts in the pre-school year and continues into the Reception year and is organised into the following areas of learning:
Three Prime Areas: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication and Language.
Four Specific Areas:
Mathematics, Literacy, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design
Years 1 to 6:
From Year 1, every child follows the National Curriculum, which includes
English, Mathematics, Science and Computing.
Art, Design Technology, Spanish (Years 3 - 6), Geography and History, Music, Religious Education, Personal, Social & Health Education, Physical Education.
Drugs Education - We recognise that we have a crucial role to play in warning our pupils of the dangers which drugs misuse poses. We therefore provide an effective drugs education programme within the curriculum as part of our aim to be a health promoting School.
Sex and Relationships Education - Our aim is to develop the children’s’ awareness of the needs of their bodies through correct diet, healthy lifestyle and acceptable personal habits. Sex Education Sessions are given to Year 5 and 6 pupils with a programme arranged with the School Nurse.
PSHE - Within our school for our PSHE sessions we use the JIGSAW scheme of work.
Children with Special Educational Needs
Some children may require extra help at specific times during their education, either with learning or behavioural issues. We have effective systems in place so that specific needs can be identified as soon as possible and appropriate support given.
If we feel the child would benefit from additional support or assessment from an external agency, our Special Needs Leader will in the first instance seek permission from Parents.