Curriculum information

Strong Roots…

At Ellingham Primary School, we offer a curriculum that is broad and balanced, engaging and exciting, tailored to ensure that all children have the opportunity to achieve their potential and experience success in their time at our school.  As exemplified in the 2010 Equalities Act, we plan and adapt learning experiences to ensure that children with physical disabilities can take part in all curriculum areas. 

The strong roots that are the foundation for all of our learning across our curriculum are:

·     A structured approach to learning, based on research, building on prior learning and embedding knowledge into long-term memory

·     To ensure that our children are fluent and able readers, with a love of reading, who have a wide and rich vocabulary, acquired and reinforced in all areas of the curriculum

·     To ensure that our children have a firm understanding of mathematical concepts and skills, acquired and reinforced across the wider curriculum

·     To provide memorable and enriched learning experiences to build into the children’s natural curiosity and thirst for new experiences and knowledge

  -       To ensure,  as exemplified in the 2015 SEN Code of Practice, that all children receive an education, appropriate to their needs which enables them to achieve and succeed. 

·     To underpin all we do with a strong value-driven, whole-school approach, which reflects and involves the local community and diversity of our school

…for Flourishing Futures

Our whole-school approach underpins all that we do with a strong sense of moral and social purpose. We want our children to flourish in their time with us and in their future. When they leave us, we want Ellingham children to join secondary schools as:

·     Well-rounded, life-long learners, confident as critical thinkers and with the skills and resilience to make positive decisions

·     Responsible and valued citizens of our global community able to understand and seize the opportunities within their grasp

·     Active citizens, equipped with the knowledge and self-awareness to make healthy choices in their lives.