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Elmhurst School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust

Curriculum Implementation

Our curriculum is carefully planned to ensure there is a clear learning journey for our pupils which starts with our two years olds and continues through to Year 6.  We use the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum as starting points for all subjects, to ensure progression and coverage across the school.  We deepen the pupils learning by choosing relevant content, exposing pupils to diversity and structuring learning in a way that fosters independence, aspiration and creative thinking.


All subjects have a clear curriculum statement, alongside long-term and medium-term planning which outlines key objectives and progression of skills.  Short-term planning is regularly adapted to ensure that it meets the need of individual pupils.  Trips, visits and experiences are carefully planned and considered to ensure they add value to the children's learning experiences. 


Our curriculum design ensures that the needs of individuals, small groups of children and the whole class can be met within the environment of high quality teaching, supported by targeted, evidence based interventions and boosters when appropriate. 


We have structured timetables and expectations in place that set out our expectations for daily lessons in Maths, Reading, Writing, Phonics with additional lessons for other aspects of Maths and English.  To balance there is a strong emphasis on the importance of the wider curriculum and these are delivered through our Guerrilla Projects, Science, PE and Learning for Life lessons. 

Page last updated: 09/09/21