At Lightcliffe, we believe that children learn and flourish through the development of a variety of skills, knowledge and understanding which enable children to become effective, lifelong learners. Our intention is to foster a joy of learning through the teaching of an inspiring, enquiry-based curriculum, so that children become creative and curious learners and responsible citizens.
The intention for our curriculum is to provide an inspiring and engaging, broad and balanced education for all our pupils, that is coherently planned and sequenced towards developing knowledge and skills for future learning and for life.
Our curriculum has been developed in line with The National Curriculum 2014, and has been designed taking account of the context of our school, the diversity of Calderdale, and harnessing the values of equality; whilst equipping our children with the skills to challenge inequality and injustice both past and present.
The National Curriculum and RE curriculum forms just part of the learning that takes place at Lightcliffe. Our commitment to PSHE, Christian and British Values supports pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, equipping them with the cultural and environmental knowledge and awareness they need to succeed both in and out of school, as well as supporting their mental and physical development and encouraging responsibility for their own activity and health.
Through the Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage 2021, we fully promote the learning and development of our youngest children in seven key areas, to ensure they are ready for Key Stage 1 and the National Curriculum.
We aim to provide inclusive access to curriculum learning for all pupils, at every stage of a child's learning journey from EYFS through to Year 6. We advocate high expectations for every pupil, by promoting appropriate challenge and support relevant to children's individual needs.