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Our Curriculum

We believe that all children have the entitlement to a broad, balanced, creative and coherent curriculum which should prepare them for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st Century. They should be equipped with the skills, attitudes and dispositions they need to become well rounded individuals and life-long learners whilst instilling the love of learning.

In order for children to learn to think for themselves the curriculum should be enquiry based. It is important that children are responsible for their own learning enabling them to plan and show initiative; persevere and have a commitment to self-improvement.

The curriculum aims to:

  • Promote and sustain a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning.
  • Create a sense of wonder in its pupils.
  • Promote inclusion, diversity and community cohesion.
  • Keep up with technology.
  • Encourage children to work independently and cooperatively.
  • Ensure that children are taught to become enterprising.
  • Develop emotional intelligence and raise aspirations.
  • Help to make children socially responsible.
  • Contribute very well to pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural     development.
  • Ensure that all pupils realise their potential.
  • Ensure that children achieve high standards across a variety of subjects.
  • Ensure that all children are taught the essential knowledge in the subject discipline
  • Please use the link below to find out about the changes to the New Curriculum 

 The Curriculum

We provide an interesting and varied curriculum for all our pupils. Termly trips and a variety of visitors enhance lessons and add a 'Wow' factor to teaching and learning. We use structured approaches to the teaching of reading, writing and maths to ensure that all our pupils are confident, literate and numerate young people. We use a topic based curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6 to teach subjects including art, science, geography, history and technology. The topics are carefully chosen to stimulate children's interests and to enable us to deliver exciting learning experiences. We have worked hard to ensure our curriculum provides plenty of opportunities for british values, smsc, PSHCE and health and well-being. To find out more about our curriculum please see the class pages and follow our blog.


We use a play based interactive approach to deliver the Early Years curriculum which focuses on seven key areas of learning. Our pupils use the indoor classroom and outdoor areas choosing from a range of activities throughout sessions. Reading, writing and maths are taught using a structured approach with whole class and small group adult lead activities.

KS1 and KS2

Morning lessons focus on the teaching of basic skills, reading, writing and maths.

Reading is taught using a structured phonics programme as well as in small group and individual reading sessions with adults. All pupils use their reading skills across the curriculum to develop their understanding and to promote their enjoyment of reading. 'Accelerated Reader ' is used with our older pupils.

Writing is taught in daily literacy lessons, with further opportunities in other curriculum areas being provided for pupils to write for 'real ' purposes eg/ letters, newspaper articles, posters. We use a cursive writing script with pupils from year 1 throughout school.

Maths is taught using in daily maths lessons. 'Numicon' is an example of one of the many resources which we use in all classes to enhance maths teaching and ensure that abstract conceptions start life in concrete experiences. 



  • Luddendenfoot Academy
  • Burnley Road,Luddendenfoot,
  • Halifax,HX2 6AU
  • Email: admin@luddendenfoot.calderdale.sch.uk
  • Tel: 01422 882298
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