Curriculum

The curriculum is all the planned activities that we as a school organise in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of additional activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of our children. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave, and it includes what they learn through their own play.

We aim to teach children how to grow into strong, positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others, whilst developing knowledge, skills and attitudes to learning, in order that they achieve their true potential. To read more about our approach, the organisation of the curriculum and how it is underpinned by our school values you can download the Luckwell Curriculum Policy.

The New National Curriculum

Luckwell Primary School follows the New National Curriculum (NNC) introduced in 2014.

We use the Programmes of Study and Attainment Targets to plan our teaching for each year excluding Year 2 and Year 6.

You can see the Department for Education Programmes of Study for each year group here.

The Luckwell Curriculum Policy includes detailed information about our approach to the National Curriculum, including organisation

You can view and download our whole school overview for 2016 / 2017.

End of year expectations

You can find the end of year expectations in Reading, Writing and Maths for each year group by following this link to the National Association of Headteachers' assessment guidance page. We use these expectations to divide the curriculum up into year groups.

Wider Curriculum

Through this upcoming year we are introducing an Enquiry Curriculum model for planning across the school. Essentially, this means that teachers will be planning question-based enquiries that draw together a number of programmes of study across different subjects into a meaningful project or theme, and allows children to be active co-constructors of their learning.

We are working with a local organisation called "Lighting Up Learning" to achieve this. Their website can be found here, and a statement about the Enquiry Curriculum model can be found here.

Phonics

We use "Letters and Sounds" to teach our children phonic knowledge. A good introduction to the scheme, plus a number of free resources, can be found here.