Curriculum by Subject 

At Ellingham Primary School we deliver a broad and balanced curriculum which offers every child the opportunity to succeed and flourish, fulfilling the aims of the National Curriculum. It promotes the academic as well as spiritual, moral, cultural and physical development of the children preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences of later life. 

Topics and subjects are enriched with memorable trips and experiences which enhance learning experiences and create lasting memories. We have high expectations for all learners and our carefully designed curriculum enables them to experience success and aim for excellence. Lessons are planned sequentially and are delivered to ensure that learning is memorable and key knowledge, vocabulary and skills are remembered and applied to new learning. We know that long term, deeper knowledge grows when links are made between concepts, lessons build on prior knowledge and our pupils have the opportunity to apply their learning in different contexts. The use of knowledge organisers supports children's learning across the wider curriculum.  

We understand the need for all pupils to leave our school with developed core skills of reading, writing and maths. Reading and vocabulary acquisition are integral to our curriculum. Children are encouraged to become fluent readers and are supported to develop a love of reading; Reading for Pleasure is promoted across our curriculum. We follow the mastery approach to maths.

'Strong Roots for Flourishing Futures' underpins all that we do at Ellingham.

The Strong Roots that are the foundation for all of our learning across our curriculum are:

…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: