Learning & Development

Working with our experienced staff in Little Elms, boys embark on their school journey in a supportive, caring environment. From the very start, school routines are established and followed so the preparation for transition is encompassed in everything that the boys experience.

Each week the learning involves time spent with specialist teachers as boys take part in specialist sessions of Music, Computing, PE, French and Forest School. The nursery pupils learn phonics using the same programme as the rest of the school, and early maths and Yoga are also introduced. Chilli challenges are part of the routine, creating an expectation that the boys will learn to stretch themselves in their learning.

Little Elms learners are supported with their emotional needs as well as developmental needs, something that is particularly effective due to the focus on building strong working relationships with parents.

We prepare the boys for their move to Reception so that there is little need for a transition period, it is continuous throughout their time with us. From the playtimes, which run concurrently with boys in the older years, to Golden Assemblies, that the boys attend on Friday mornings with the whole school, our Little Elms are very much part of Elmhurst.

Although the boys are not pushed forward in their learning, experiences are offered and there is no ceiling to the learning that takes place; every boy is seen as an individual and is supported according to their abilities.

Little Elms, like the rest of Elmhurst, is a happy, purposeful place to be.