Mary Elton Primary School

Mary Elton Primary School

Creative Curriculum

At Mary Elton School we want our children to be curious life-long learners who can work collaboratively and achieve their full potential. English and Maths follow the Nation Curriculum and where opportunities arise cross curricular links are used to enhance learning. Our New Creative Curriculum has been designed to support The UN 17 Global Goals, by weaving our children’s learning in the fabric of what it is to be a local and global citizen.

We have devised a Creative Curriculum that has the flexibility to optimise new learning opportunities that may present themselves. This enables us to provide our children with engaging learning experiences, that excites their imagination and challenges them. Creativity is at the heart of our children’s journey of learning. We endeavour to provide a rich and diverse curriculum, linked to the real world, teaching children important key skills, attitudes, and a love of learning which encourages children to think outside the box.

The teaching and learning at our school is of a high standard and is well planned and managed so that every child is supported and challenged. We enable children to take an active part in their own learning. We believe that pupils must understand what and why of their learning, where they are in relation to their learning and it is vital that they can explain what it is that they have achieved.

Our Curriculum is outward looking and embraces our wider community. We engage with parents, industry, local organisations and individuals to bring the real world into our school. We offer our children a global dimension to their learning through our links with schools in France, Reunion and Tanzania. All these links and aspects of our curriculum that we have developed and build on, are designed to enrich our children’s understanding of the world. Our curriculum also takes out in to our local community and enhances our children’s social emotional development, as well as promoting oracy skills and offering children depth and breadth of understanding. We want our children to realise, through our curriculum, that they can impact positively on their world.

As a school we want the richest and diverse curriculum. French is taught in KS1 as well as KS2.  Children are able to access a wide range of sporting activities, many exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) activities and our extensive grounds offer great outdoor learning opportunities. Music also features prominently within our curriculum. We offer two camp activities and our schools trips encompass an array of opportunities.

We believe too we have created a Curriculum that is fully inclusive and designed to challenge fixed mind sets and ensures we offer a unique and broad range of experiences. We ensure that we review our provision annually, as we endeavour to provide all our children with skills and knowledge needed to lead fulfilling lives, where they can engage as active local and global citizens.


Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6


What makes a school?

How do people celebrate special times?

What is it like living here?

What it is like living there?

What’s up there?

What’s under here?

Year 1

Clevedon, Me and the Sea


Arctic Explorers

Arctic Explorers



Year 2

Who Dunnit?

The Killer Cat   /  Great Fire of London

Who Dunnit?

The Killer Cat   /  Great Fire of London

Around the world with Flat Stanley

Around the world with Flat Stanley

Show us your Talent

Homes Under the Hammer

Year 3

Yabba Dabba Doo!

Stone Age-Iron Age


Yabba Dabba Doo!

Stone Age-Iron Age



What was life like as a Victorian Child?


What was life like as a Victorian Child?


The Great Exhibition


Ice-cream and salty gruel.

Development of Clevedon

Year 4


What did the Romans ever do for us?


What was it like to live in Ancient Egypt?

Extreme Earth

Why is the Earth like a gardener’s greenhouse?

Year 5

What would it have been like to have been a child during WW2?

What would it have been like to have been an invading Anglo-Saxon?

What are the features of our coastline?

How are we going to clean our beaches?

Would you prefer to live in Clevedon or Bruton?

Year 6

Water word ld

How are rivers formed and how do they shape the world?

Water World

How does global warming affect the environment?

Our World

Antarctica – How do living things survive the extremes?


Our World

London – How can we keep ourselves safe in a busy world?

The World

How did the Vikings affect our country?

The World

Why were the ancient Greeks so important and how do they still influence us today?

 Individual Subject Plans










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