Termly Curriculum Overview


School Curriculum design January 2018

The following information has been gathered in response to extensive audit of curriculum planning, work scrutiny, staff discussion and pupil voice.

Curriculum Vision

We want our children to be:

  •  Successful learners
  • Confident individuals
  • Responsible citizens

We will achieve this by providing a stimulating and exciting curriculum, which is both inclusive and challenging, in order to get the best from every child.

The National Curriculum lies at the heart of what is taught at ELPS. It sets out a clear, full and statutory entitlement to learning for all children aged five to eleven and determines the content of what will be taught.

It is preceded by the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which supports the learning curriculum for Little Legs, Nursery and reception.

Both are designed to:

  • Be broad and balanced
  • Promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, intellectual and physical development of children
  • Prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

The curriculum at ELPS is not static and is subject to ongoing development in order to enhance the delivery to our children, and remove potential barriers to learning.

In order to learn successfully, we believe children need:

  • To develop positive self-images through knowing that they are valued for themselves.
  • To have equality of opportunity to gain full access to the curriculum.
  • opportunities to form positive relationships within a stable and secure environment
  • Opportunities to express themselves creatively and apply their skills and knowledge.
  • Access to a range of stimulating activities and appropriate tools.
  • Support the development and enhancement of speaking and listening skills.
  • Promote healthy lifestyles and choices.
  • Confident in considering issues within local, national and international contexts and considerate of cultural settings.

The current National Curriculum is divided into Core and Foundation subjects and is taught to children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

The Core Curriculum subjects are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Religious Education

The foundation subjects are:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Design and Technology
  • Music
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Citizenship and Personal Social and Health Education.

Each subject has a programme of study which specifies the knowledge, skills and concepts that the children will be expected to acquire as they progress through both primary and secondary school. There will be times when these subjects are best taught discretely and systematically, and other times when they will be taught in a cross-curricular way enabling the children to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in a broader sense.

When devising medium term plans our aim is to drive new learning through ‘hooks’, or opportunities to encourage enthusiasm, and a passion for learning. This may be through visits, visitors using the main topic to drive other topics, making learning meaningful. These hooks are now affectionately known as Wow weeks.

If you would like to know more about our curriculum please have a look at the Yearly Curriculum Overviews and the Termly Curriculum Overviews for each year group.

Autumn Term Medium Term Plan 2018

Little Legs_Medium Term Plan_Autumn1 2018

Nursery_Medium Term Plan_Autumn1 2018

Reception_Medium Term Plan_Autumn1 2018

KS1NC_KG_Medium Term Plan_Autumn1 2018

KS1HB_Medium Term Plan_Autumn1 2018

Year 3_Medium Term Plan_Autumn 2018

Year 4_Medium Term Plan_Autumn 2018

Year 5_Medium Term Plan_Autumn 2018

Year 6_Medium Term Plan_Autumn 2018

Summer Term Medium Term Plan 2018

Little Legs_Medium Term Plan_Summer 18

Nursery_Medium Term Plan_Summer 18

Reception_Medium Term Plan_Summer 18

Year 1_Medium Term Plan_Summer 18

Year 2_Medium Term Plan_Summer 18

Year 3_Medium Term Plan_Summer 18

Year 4_Medium Term Plan_Summer 18

Year 5_Medium Term Plan_Summer 18

Year 6_Medium Term Plan_Summer 18

Spring Term Medium Term Plan 2018

Little Legs_Spring_Medium Term Plan

Little Legs_Spring2_Medium Term Plan

Nursery_Spring_Medium Term Plan

Reception_Spring_Medium Term Plan

Year 1_Spring_Medium Term Plan

Year 2_Spring_Medium Term Plan

Year 3_Spring_Medium Term Plan

Year 4_Spring_Medium Term Plan

Year 5_Spring_Medium Term Plan

Year 6_Spring_Medium Term Plan


Autumn Term Medium Term Plans 2017

Little Legs_Medium Term Plan_Autumn 17

Nursery_Medium Term Plan_Autumn 17

Nursery_Medium Term Plan_Autumn 2 17

Reception_Medium Term Plan_Autumn 17

Reception_Medium Term Plan_Autumn 2 17

Year 1_Medium Term Plan_Autumn 17

Year 1_Medium Term Plan_Autumn 2 17

Year 2_Medium Term Plan_Autumn 17

Year 2_Medium Term Plan_Autumn 2 17

Year 3_Medium Term Plan_Autumn 17

Year 3_Medium Term Plan_Autumn 2 17

Year 4_Medium Term Plan_Autumn 17

Year 4_Medium Term Plan_Autumn 2 17

Year 5_Medium Term Plan_Autumn 17

Year 6_Medium Term Plan_Autumn 17








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