At Ellistown we have a clear vision of what we want our pupils to know, be and understand (click here) as pupils of our school and the wider world. At the heart of our curriculum are our Characteristics For Learning (click here) which underpins our ethos of the Ellistown Way, last year achieving Route to Resilience accreditation.
Providing a context for learning through our themed curriculum is a fundamental aspect of this vision. Each theme includes a marvellous moment, from immersing pupils into a time period or pitching design products in the 'Dragon's Den' to visiting the farm during lambing season - we have been lucky enough to see lambs being born on several trips - incorporating the application of English and Maths skills to a wide range of contexts.
Curriculum maps can be found by clicking on the relevant year groups below:
RE lessons are taught in blocks for each unit of work using the Leicestershire Syllabus, details of the curriculum map can be found by clicking here.
In additon to weekly assemblies focusing on characteristics for learning and explorign current world events and our role within society, themed days and weeks, we also teach PSHE through a fortnightly lesson usign the cambridge scheme of work. During the summer term all pupils carry out a 'Changes' unit of work, exploring RSE and the changes that we encounter at different stages of our lives.
Relationships and Sex Education Resources for Parents/Carers - Please click here for more information
This year we have introuduced the Everyone's Welcome: No Outsiders project into our provision, learning about difference through stories.
Music is taught weekly in discrete lessons using the Music Express Scheme of Work. In addition to this, singing lessons are carried out in key stages and opportunities are provided for pupils to learn to play specific instruments. Each year our choir takes part in the Young Voices Concert at the National Indoor Arena, along with singing carols to local residents each Christmas.
Children in key stage 2 are taught French once a week, their areas of learning can be found on the curriculum maps above. All children across the shcool learn basic phrases for greetings and simple songs.
Ofsted have said: "Teachers have a good subject knowledge and plan lessons which are interesting and well suited to the needs of pupils' different abilities. The most able are challenged well and quickly improve their skills. Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are given work that is closely matched to their individual needs."
"Parents are very positive about the quality of teaching. They support teachers well by ensuring that homework is completed on time. Homework is enjoyable and is appreciated by most of the pupils because they are able to choose for themselves what level of challenge they would like."
School Sports - Kandinsky, Calder & Moore Classes
Today we started our school sports on the field with Kandinsky, Calder and Moore classes. Here are some of Kandinsky class with their stickers. Here are some of Calder class with their stickers. ...
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Ellistown Community Primary School
Headteacher: Mrs Simone Fellows
Whitehill Road, Ellistown
Leicestershire LE67 1EN
Tel: 01530 260301