The Elburton Curriculum


 'Preparing today's children for tomorrow's world'


The Elburton Curriculum is bespoke to our school and its context. The needs of our children as we have developed it around our five aims: to inspire our children; to build their self esteem; to show pride in all they do; to help them flourish as they find their strengths; to learn to respect and to show tolerance; to know how to be safe or where to go for help.


The National Curriculum is just one element in the education of every child: it provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum. 


Our teaching and learning approach is influenced by educational research into  effective teaching practices and cognitive science. We recognise that progress means knowing more and remembering more. Our curriculum content in all subjects is carefully sequenced to build upon prior learning. It enables all children to reach the highest possible standards through ambitious, broad and balanced activities. 


We are ambitious for all groups including SEND and disadvantaged children. We strive for all our learners, enabling them to problem solve and undertake learning at a deeper level. To achieve this, we have developed a curriculum with rich learning opportunities that enable the children to make strong connections. In order to do this we maximise learning by carefully designing content that makes strong links between subjects whenever possible.


Our curriculum takes advantage of our local environment and in selecting our areas of study, we consider our local area; what it is now and what it has been through history and how our city and its surroundings have been shaped over time. Making the most of our wonderful locality is paramount.


Carefully enhanced enrichment, through purposeful visits and activities, designed to build curiosity, enhance vocabulary and engage children with delight and enthusiasm to learn. We want our children to experience and appreciate beautiful things and be inspired to create a diverse range of art, music, dance and to have pride in the presentation of their learning. Extra-curricular activities are part of this enhancement and we offer a broad range of clubs across the year.


Therefore, our long term goal is to provide children with the knowledge and skills which will prepare them for successful, healthy lives in the ever changing world in which they live.