At Ellistown our curriculum is organised under theme headings providing a context for learning. Each theme also includes a marvellous moment, from 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. Each theme also allows children to apply English and Maths skills to a range of contexts.
Curriculum maps and theme descriptions can be found by clicking on the relevant year groups below:
Music is taught in discrete lessons using the Leicestershiore Music scheme of Work. In addition to this, weekly 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.
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.
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.
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."
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Ellistown Community Primary School
Headteacher: Mrs Keily Stretton
Whitehill Road, Ellistown
Leicestershire LE67 1EN
Tel: 01530 260301