The school follows the National Curriculum for all subjects except Religious Education where we follow the Agreed Manchester Syllabus.
For Physical Education and Music we follow the Manchester schemes which are both based on the National Curriculum.
St Luke's phonics scheme: Letters and Sounds
St Luke's reading Scheme: We encourage children to read a wide variety of texts and have therefore stocked our reading boxes with a range of reading materials including: Oxford Reading Tree, Bug Club, Floppy Phonics, Project X, Alien Adventures, All stars and PM books
The National Curriculum applies to children aged from five to sixteen. Reception and Nursery follow the foundation stage curriculum, Years 1 and 2 follow Key Stage 1, and Years 3 to 6 follow Key Stage 2. The children will learn English, Maths, Science, Design Technology, Information Technology, History, Geography, Art, Music, Physical Education and Modern Foreign Language (MFL) – Spanish is the MFL taught to all classes at St Luke’s.
Curriculum, Organisation and Teaching Methods
At St. Luke's School we encourage the children to reach their full potential. This is best achieved in calm, caring environment with high expectations of behaviour and performance. In addition to the skills based curriculum and religious education, an emphasis is placed on health, pastoral care and guidance of our children. The Every Child Matters (ECM) policy is strongly embedded into our curriculum.
Our classes normally have up to thirty children of mixed ability in them. When appropriate the tasks they are given are differentiated to match each child's ability through groupings or individual learning programmes.
Children with identified Special Educational Needs will have an appropriate Individual Educational Programme (I.E.P).
We identify children with particular Gifts or Talents – Gifted and Talented programmes allow these children to access work and activities appropriate to their needs.
We try to make learning an interesting experience that makes sense to the children. Where possible we teach through topics linking together the areas of science, geography, history, art etc.
In addition to the school staff, we also have extra teachers to help children who have English as a second language.
To see the curriculum overview for each year group, follow the link below.
For anyone wishing to see further information about the school's curriculum, this is available from the school office.