Curriculum

Curriculum Statement

At Eliot Bank, we know that pupils who have a positive attitude towards their learning will make good progress and be successful.

We want all our pupils to relish challenges, embrace their mistakes as part of the learning process, value the importance of effort, respond carefully to feedback and take inspiration from others. This will help them to achieve, not only with us, but also in their future lives as adults.

Central to this attitude and approach to learning is high quality research led and driven teaching based on theories and proven evidence of Growth Mindset. This is a term coined by psychologist Carol Dweck and her research has identified the characteristics of learners with a fixed and a growth mindset.

Our knowledge-engaged curriculum is rich and deep whilst remaining exciting and firmly rooted in the knowledge and skills children need to progress to the next stage in learning. As we develop our curriculum, we make meaningful links between the different subjects. Ambition is threaded through all aspects of our work: teachers know and share the expectation that every child can and will achieve well.

Subjects

To find our more about how individual subjects at Eliot Bank use the links below:

Art

Computing

Design Technology

English

French

Geography & History

Maths

Music

Physical Education

PSHE

Relationships and Sex Education

Religious Education

Science 


Parents can find out more about the National Curriculum by using the link below to access more information.

The National Curriculum - Information for Parents

Our Approach to Teaching & Learning

At Eliot Bank, we know that pupils who have a positive attitude towards their learning will make good progress and be successful.

We want all our pupils to relish challenges, embrace their mistakes as part of the learning process, value the importance of effort, respond carefully to feedback and take inspiration from others. This will help them to achieve, not only with us, but also in their future lives as adults.

Central to this attitude and approach to learning, are the theories and proven evidence of Growth Mindset. This is a term coined by psychologist Carol Dweck and her research has identified the characteristics of learners with a fixed and a growth mindset.

Learn, explore and grow together. This is what we embed in all of our pupils at Eliot Bank.

We know that in order to fulfil the potential of our pupils and encourage them to become confident and resilient learners we, as a team of parents and staff, need to be modelling the mindset of a learner who is not afraid of making mistakes but who thrives upon them, knowing that this is all part of the learning process. The way in which we encourage children to learn and explore is vital to their success, not only at school but at home as well.

At Eliot Bank, we consistently endeavour to challenge and develop the attitudes of all pupils and staff towards learning by considering what makes a successful learner. We regularly discuss, in class, what kind of learners we want to be and how we can positively approach challenges inside and outside the classroom.

For further information on how to encourage confident and resilient learners at home, have a look at some of the links below.

Growth Mindset - Oxford Learning

Growth Mindset - Mindset Works

Growth Mindset - BBC

To find out more about how we teach and learn at Eliot Bank please read our Teaching & Learning Policy which can be accessed using the link below.

Our Approach to Assessment

Throughout the year, your child’s attainment will be judged against the criteria set out in the year group-equivalent Standard and Expectations. This on-going judgement will identify what children have achieved and what they need to do next.

In addition to this, the children in Year 2 to Year 6 are assessed towards the end of each term in: reading; writing; GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) and mathematics.

The outcomes of these assessments will be reported to you at the start of the following term.

To find out more about our assessment and to view the year group standards and expectations visit our Assessment page.