At Ellistown we have a clear vision of what we want our pupils to know, be and understand (click here) as pupils of our school and the wider world. At the heart of our curriculum are our Characteristics For Learning (click here) which underpins our ethos of the Ellistown Way, last year achieving Route to Resilience accreditation.
Our curriculum places knowledge at the heart. This gives us the power to take pupils beyond their own experiences and give them a wider knowledge and understanding of the world and their place in it. The knowledge in our curriculum is carefully chosen and sequenced in a meaningful way that enables children to learn and remember more, and to make excellent progress over their time at Ellistown. Our curriculum is divided into subjects, recognising the identity of the different disciplines and fostering a love for subject content as children move through the curriculum.
Our curriculum provides children with the opportunity to think often and deeply. Most importantly, it provides children with the skills for learning that will continue for a lifetime.
Please look at the subject overviews below to see the skills and knowledge that our pupils will learn during their time at Ellistown:
Within each unit we include the opportunity for an enrichment experience, this may be a trip, a visit or a special day in school. These provide the opportunity for pupils to immerse themselves in their learning, and also to apply their learning to a real life context.
Curriculum maps for each year group can be found below:
Relationships and Sex Education Resources for Parents/Carers - Please click here for more information
Recently we have introduced the Everyone's Welcome: No Outsiders project into our provision, learning about difference and celebrating diversity through stories.
Children in key stage 2 are taught French once a week, their areas of learning can be found on the curriculum maps above. All children across the shcool learn basic phrases for greetings and simple songs.
Ofsted have said: "Teachers have a good subject knowledge and plan lessons which are interesting and well suited to the needs of pupils' different abilities. The most able are challenged well and quickly improve their skills. Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are given work that is closely matched to their individual needs."
"Parents are very positive about the quality of teaching. They support teachers well by ensuring that homework is completed on time. Homework is enjoyable and is appreciated by most of the pupils because they are able to choose for themselves what level of challenge they would like."
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Ellistown Community Primary School
Headteacher: Mrs Simone Fellows
Whitehill Road, Ellistown
Leicestershire LE67 1EN
Tel: 01530 260301