ELLI Learning Dimensions
As a school we have a strong focus on learning both in terms of academic success and progress but also in helping children become effective life-long learners (ELLI). Through a focus on seven learning dimensions we give the children a shared language of learning and an understanding of the skills they need in order to become successful learners.
Seeing the ‘Big’ picture/being strategic
To be an owl, we need to be ready to learn and have a plan or sense of direction as to what to do. It is about seeing the bigger picture.
Changing and Growing
To be a chameleon, we need to be able to change how we learn to become better.
Creativity and Imagination
To be a unicorn, we need to think outside of the box, looking at things from a different angle and using our imagination to create.
Perseverance and Resilience
To be a tortoise, we need to not give up when things get difficult and not always choosing the easy option.
Curiosity and asking questions
To be a cat, we need to be curious, delving deep into our topic and explore, ask questions and ask "why?"
Changing Making connections/Meaning making
To be a spider, we need to be able to make sense of our learning by relating and building connections. We make sense of our learning by connecting ideas together.
To be a Bee, we need to be able to be a part of a team, working together and being a valuable member. It is also about being able to work alone at times.
To read the story of the ELLI animals click here.
The aims of our school curriculum are to enable our pupils to become:
Happy and Healthy individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
Enthusiastic and successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
Caring and responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
Our curriculum aims to:
Promote high standards, particularly in literacy, numeracy and ICT capability
Provide continued entitlement to a coherent, broad and balanced curriculum
Instill in children a positive disposition to learning and a commitment to learning
Promote essential knowledge, skills and understanding valued by society
Be meaningful and purposeful to children now in the next phase of their education and for their future
Widen horizons and raise aspirations
Make children more aware of and engaged with their local, national and international communities
Help children recognise that personal development is essential to well being and success
Click on the PDF links below to find out about our curriculum.