About our Curriculum
Our Elsley curriculum is planned to meet the interests and needs of our pupils, with a particularly strong focus on
children developing their use of English and communication skills.
In addition to daily literacy lessons, in Early Years Foundation Stage and throughout Key Stage 1, there are separate, daily
phonics lessons using the framework of Letters and Sounds.The Elsley Curriculum was updated to meet the 2014
Our core values of learning, sharing, achieving and respecting, underpin our curriculum and approach to teaching and
learning. Within each year group there is a curriculum which links together, where possible, Science, History and
Geography, Music, Art, Design & Technology, Computing, Physical Education and French.
Please look at the more detailed, half-term overviews for each year group.
Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education is also taught sometimes within areas of the curriculum and at other times in
assemblies and class circle times, according to the nature of the topic and the specific pupil needs at that time.
Religious Education is taught through the Brent locally agreed syllabus. In our school, we have children and staff from many
different faiths and cultures, and it is to the benefit of us all to learn about each other, our beliefs and cultures.
Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) is taught within the school’s aims, values and moral framework, which is sensitive to
the needs and beliefs of pupils, parents/carers and other members of the school community.
The school's policy on SRE is available on the website or in the school office.
A daily act of collective worship takes place in a school assembly or in class. Elsley has a determination from SACRE
to opt out of a broadly Christian act of collective worship, instead providing one that is non-denominational.
Further information about the school curriculum is available on request from the class teacher, or from the school office.
Please ask Michelle Moore, Receptionist, for further assistance.