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At St Luke’s C of E Primary School, we provide all of our children with a broad and balanced curriculum that builds on their previous learning and knowledge. Developing pupils’ knowledge and skills, no matter of their starting point or previous learning, as they progress through each unit of work; year group and key stage.

 

Our curriculum is linked to the latest National Curriculum requirements, but it is also personalised and carefully designed for the local context of our school and tailored to the diverse needs of our learners. Careful analysis and discussion about our pupils’ backgrounds, life experiences and culture has helped us to design a curriculum that represents the world we live in and provides our children with the experiences, skills and knowledge they need to function as responsible, enthusiastic young people and adults in the 21st Century.

 

Our whole curriculum is underpinned by our values and they are embedded into daily learning at St Luke’s. They are qualities which we fully believe will sustain children throughout their lives. Our curriculum provides our children with secure subject knowledge and key skills, plus the confidence and self-belief to lead a happy and fulfilling life, by encouraging them to aim high and work towards their goals and aspirations. We have high expectations of every child and are very proud of all their achievements. There are many aspects of our provision which we feel truly enhance learning for all our pupils across the curriculum, to further develop, deepen and broaden their understanding.

Our Recovery Curriculum

 

At St Luke’s we are embarking on a Recovery Curriculum. This is a short term curriculum which will include:

  1. Opportunities for physical activities and outdoor learning as these impact positively on children’s feelings of wellbeing.
  2. Opportunities for speaking and listening so that pupils can talk about their feelings.
  3. Establishing routines and structure to get back into learning and appropriate behaviour.
  4. Character building to develop pupils’ resilience, confidence and perseverance and helping them work cooperatively together.
  5. Focusing on creativity such as drama, art, music and role play.
  6. Focusing on the basic skills: this means we will be completing mainly English and Maths. Assessments will be undertaken to find out where children are in their learning. Teaching and learning will be tailored to meet the needs of the children so that they can catch up.
  7. Reading for pleasure.

 

Our aim is to get children back into the full broad and balanced curriculum as soon as possible and for many children this will happen in the first few months, however for some children this will be ongoing throughout the year. This will be through interventions and quality first teaching.

 

There may be times when classes have to quarantine for two weeks, if this happens we will convert to online learning and we will be using Google Classrooms. All children will be provided with a login for this. If there are any technical issues, this learning will be supported by paper copies. Class Dojo will be the main way your child’s teacher will communicate with you and your child. If you haven’t joined, please join now.

 

Things you can do to help:

 

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Publications/Covid-19_Resources/Resources_for_parents/Supporting_home_learning_routines_-_Planning_the_day.pdf

 

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/videos/EEF_Supporting_daily_routines_during_school_closures.mp4

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Publications/Covid-19_Resources/Resources_for_schools/7_Top_Tips_to_Support_Reading_at_Home.pdf

 

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Publications/Covid-19_Resources/Resources_for_schools/7_top_tips_to_support_reading_at_home_%E2%80%93_for_Key_Stage_2.pdf

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Publications/Covid-19_Resources/Resources_for_schools/Reading_with_TRUST_comic.pdf

 

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Publications/Covid-19_Resources/Resources_for_parents/Talk_with_TRUST_comic.pdf

 

TIPS

• Encouraging your child to consolidate learning through retrieval practice. This is one way you can support your child at home. For example, quizzing them on the content they have covered in a lesson, using flashcards where helpful.

• Talking with your child and encouraging them to explain their learning is a helpful strategy.

• Prompting your child to set short-term goals, and to self-evaluate their progress at the end of each day or week based on those goals. You child may need to revisit some prior learning to ensure it truly has been consolidated.

Links to websites:

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

https://login.mathletics.com/

Schemes being followed:

 

Maths: White Rose Maths is followed. 

Phonics - Letters and Sounds is followed.

PSHE: Jigsaw is followed.

Music - Charanga is followed.

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