At Elmlea, we offer pupils a rich and diverse curriculum, which celebrates learning through a range of creative topics. We believe that children learn best when they are confident to ‘have a go’; to take risks and to understand that they can learn from mistakes. We want children to reflect on how best they learn and to continue to challenge themselves to ‘become better learners’. We also believe that children learn best when they are engaged and excited about what they are learning.
To ensure this, the school have established a set of ‘Curriculum Values’; which underpin all learning that we do here at Elmlea:
1. Valuing diversity
2. Promoting independence and resilience
3. Developing creative risk-takers
4. Striving for our personal best
5. Developing teamwork
Our curriculum ensures that meaningful links are made between subjects and that pupils have a voice when considering topic choices and coverage of the skills and knowledge stated within statutory guidance.
We structure our curriculum on a bi-annual cycle; ensuring pupils experience the primary curriculum through thematic units of work. By structuring our curriculum on a two year cycle, it allows pupils to fully immerse themselves into each subject and provides collaborative enrichment opportunities across our phases. We believe that pupils learn best when they are stimulated and engaged within what they learn. Consequently, teachers work hard to plan relevant and creative lessons that relate to the wider world.
Below are our current Curriculum Maps that each detail the topics and units of work for each year group, showing at which point during the year they will be covered.
Cycle A [2020-2021]
Cycle B [2021-2022]
For more information about each subject, please click on the Subject Knowledge and Skills documents below.
Skills and Knowledge Documents: