Termly Curriculum Overview
The following information has been gathered in response to extensive audit of curriculum planning, work scrutiny, staff discussion and pupil voice.
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:
- Religious Education
The foundation subjects are:
- Design and Technology
- 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.
Spring Term Medium Term Plan 2018
Autumn Term Medium Term Plans 2017