Luxulyan School

Curriculum statement

Intent

Our curriculum has been designed for the children of Luxulyan Primary school to achieve their academic potential and leave school equipped with the skills they will need throughout later life. We aim to provide and education for a connected world with opportunities to inspire creative learning and nurture aspirations; preparing our children to live knowledgeably, responsibly and safely in a Modern Britain and the Wider World.

Big ideas

Humankind

Understanding what it means to be human and how human behaviour has shaped the world.

Processes

Understanding the many dynamic and physical processes that shape the world.

Creativity

Understanding the creative process and how everyday and exceptional creativity can shape the world.

Investigation

Understanding the importance of investigation and how this has led to significant change in the world.

Materials

Understanding the properties of all matter, living and non-living.

Nature

Understanding the complexities of the plant and animal species that inhabit the world.

Place and space

Understanding the visual, cultural, social, and environmental aspects of places around the world.

Comparison

Understanding how and why things are the same or different.

Significance

Understanding why significant people, places, events and inventions matter and how they have shaped the world.

Change

Understanding why and how things have changed over time.

Mission statement

At Luxulyan School we: Grow Every Child Learn for Life Enjoy Every Challenge Excel Together

General principles

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• understand the purpose and value of their learning and see its relevance to their past, present and future
• develop new skills through a variety of interesting contexts
• explore the breadth and depth of the national curriculum
• develop and demonstrate their creativity
• develop a rich and deep subject knowledge
• learn within a coherent and progressive framework
• see clear links between different aspects of their learning
• experience the challenge and enjoyment of learning

SMSC/FBV

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• Spiritual - Explore beliefs, experience and faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity and reflect on experiences
• Social - Use a range of social skills to participate in the local community and beyond; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict
• Tolerance and respect - To respect and tolerate the opinions or behaviour of others
• Individual liberty - Be free to express views or ideas
• Rule of law - Learn that all people and institutions are subject to and accountable for their actions and behaviour
• Democracy - Be part of a system where everyone plays an equal part
• Cultural - Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity
• Moral - Recognise right and wrong and respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views

Well-being

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• develop self-esteem and confidence in their abilities
• work in a range of groups and settings
• build respectful friendships
• learn in a peaceful and supportive environment
• recognise that people are good at different things
• reflect and think mindfully about their learning
• follow their own interests and be themselves
• learn how to respect themselves and others

Pupil voice

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• take part in age-appropriate discussions
• express their opinions on a range of different topics and issues
• contribute to planning their own learning
• take part in democratic activities across the curriculum
• make choices about things that are important to them
• say what they like and dislike about their learning
• explore ways of becoming an active citizen
• make a positive contribution to the school and local community

Pedagogy

Our curriculum will be taught through a pedagogy that:

• offers all children a memorable experience at the start of every topic
• enables children to reflect on and evaluate their learning
• promotes innovation and entrepreneurialism
• enables and fosters children’s natural curiosity
• promotes problem solving, creativity and communication
• excites, promotes and sustains children’s interest

Enrichment

We will enrich our curriculum by:

• offering opportunities for children to learn outdoors
• welcoming parents and carers to take part in children’s learning and experiences
• developing partnerships with external providers that extend children’s opportunities for learning
• providing on and off-site subject or topic related activities