Curriculum Statement 2019/20…
Curriculum Statement 2019/20…
At Moreland and St Luke’s our aim is to provide the very best education and the most exciting opportunities to inspire our children. The curriculum we offer is bespoke and is based upon our ‘Learning for Life’ vision which is central to every decision we make. This vision is based on our mission as we adults and children:
‘Reach higher than we dream to become the person we really want to be as we do the best we can for the world, for each other and for ourselves.’
In St Luke’s we are fully committed to delivering a high quality Christian education based upon the teaching of Jesus as we actively prepare children for life with a vision to:
“Seek and you will find” Luke 11:9. “Love your neighbour as yourself.” Luke 10:27
At Moreland and St Luke’s our inspiring curriculum is all about developing creative, critical thinkers with access to rich embedded knowledge who are equipped with the confidence, ability and desire to make the world a better place. Children are given opportunities to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills through:
Key skills and competencies give children the means to successfully unlock learning and ensure they are prepared for the next stage of education. The 4 key competencies that we focus on are:
All of the above is built upon a foundation of solid reading, writing and mathematical knowledge, understanding and skills.
The 4 Pillars of Learning ensure our approach to learning and the curriculum is at the root of everything we do and is the base we build on. This is our approach to teaching English and Maths- an enquiry led approach to teaching and learning and the characteristics children need to develop to be successful learners.
The teaching of English is at the heart of our learning and teaching and is essential to every area of the curriculum. We aim to develop a child’s love of reading through widespread reading for enjoyment. We promote and encourage children to discover the value of strong communication skills and the importance of reading and writing in all aspects of their futures. (More information can be found in the Curriculum Statement for English, including approaches to teaching Reading, Writing, Spelling and Handwriting).
At Moreland and St Luke’s we want our children to receive a high quality mathematics education that ensures all pupils are fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, have the ability to reason mathematically and can apply their knowledge and understanding to solve problems. We also want them to have an appreciation of the power of mathematics and a sense of fun and curiosity about the subject. We use a mastery approach to teaching maths. Inspire Maths- our chosen Singapore Maths scheme uses accessible textbooks to introduce concepts in a highly scaffolded way through concrete, pictorial and abstract learning. This enables children to develop critical thinking skills, make mathematical connections and become confident mathematicians. The Singapore scheme is a whole school commitment.
We follow a topic based approach to the curriculum for Geography, History, Art, DT and Music (with strong links to the Science, Computing and English curriculum also). We follow separate schemes of work for RE, PSHE, Computing, Spanish and Science making links to topics where appropriate. Topics have been carefully selected so that there is even coverage of the National Curriculum, opportunities to explore ideas in depth, revisit and expand upon previous learning and make links between subjects. In English children study quality books, plays and poems that are chosen to deepen children’s understanding of the topic. All topics are built around planned practical learning opportunities such as field work, museum visits and workshops that enrich children’s learning further. We take full advantage of our location in the heart of London through curriculum topics that explore the richness of London past and present and Moreland are proud to be the Museum of London’s champion school. The organisation of the curriculum in this way helps knowledge to “stick”, to join up learning and ensure breadth and depth in the study of all subject disciplines.
Please see the Teaching and Learning policy and curriculum statements for each subject for more information.
When a child leaves Moreland and St Luke’s at the end of Year 6 we aspire for them to have developed the following characteristics:
|Expected characteristics||How do we deliver these?|
| 5. To be able to think critically and creatively and have the skills to find things out, ask questions, solve problems, reason, analyse and debate
6. To be curious, have a thirst for knowledge, make connections between things they have learnt about and apply their learning in different contexts
7. To have a love of reading and the arts and find pleasure in creating and experiencing different art forms
| 8. To be an active citizen with the tools to participate in a democratic society and make a difference
9. To be aspirational for themselves with a sense of their own potential and how they can succeed in what they want to achieve • Opportunities to take part in democracy and express their views in a meaningful way that is listened to and has influence on decision making
|10. To have a love of and respect for nature, a desire to spend time in natural environments||
We believe this approach will embed the school’s ‘Learning for Life’ ethos and support the development of happy children who are ready for the next stage of their educational journey, have high aspirations for themselves and a strong sense of respect and belonging for their community.
Written by Catherine Lawrence July 2019