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Curriculum Overview

Burhill is committed to delivering a broad, rich and engaging curriculum that meets all of the requirements of the primary National Curriculum. We prepare all children at Burhill by inspiring and equipping them with the skills, knowledge and emotional resilience required for their future.  

Our aim is that: 

  • All children love learning new things, feel ready for the future and want to keep on learning more.
  • All children know what it feels like to be good at something and have achieved their very best.
  • All children develop the confidence and resilience to transition successfully to secondary school and beyond.
  • All children understand how to look after their physical and mental wellbeing.
  • All children will develop positive relationships with others.
  • All children will feel part of our community, be proud of our school and be inspired to make a difference.

Nursery

At Burhill Primary we work closely within the government guidelines “Development Matters”.

Within this, all areas of learning and development are connected to one another and are broken down into Prime areas and Specific areas:

Prime

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

Specific

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Children learn best through play. The teachers in Nursery and Reception plan carefully  drawing on children’s interests and knowledge whilst also matching the recommendations of “Development Matters”.

Children’s learning, progress and achievement are continually assessed by staff so that they can plan activities to match children’s individual learning needs. Teachers plan and organise the curriculum so that it progresses and is differentiated according to the child’s stage of development. Learning is active, play based, creative and includes first hand experiences indoors and outdoors. Staff believe that there is no such thing as “bad weather” – just inappropriate clothing, so we ask parents to provide suitable clothing for outdoor learning all year round.  We are very proud of our two contrasting outdoor learning areas; courtyard and backyard.

In Nursery, like the rest of the school, we design a creative curriculum and learning takes place everywhere, in a most exciting way!

There are two full-time members of staff and regular student helpers and we are very happy for parents to come in and help too. During each session we encourage socialising, sharing, independence and thinking skills.

Reception

At Burhill Primary we work closely within the government guidelines “Development Matters”.

Within this, all areas of learning and development are connected to one another and are broken down into Prime areas and Specific areas

Prime

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

Specific

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Children learn best through play. The teachers in Nursery and Reception plan carefully drawing on children’s interests and knowledge whilst also matching the recommendations of “Development Matters”.

Children’s learning, progress and achievement are continually assessed by staff so that they can plan activities to match children’s individual learning needs. Teachers plan and organise the curriculum so that it progresses and is differentiated according to the child’s stage of development. Learning is active, play based, creative and includes first hand experiences indoors and outdoors. Staff believe that there is no such thing as “bad weather” – just inappropriate clothing, so we ask parents to provide suitable clothing for outdoor learning all year round.  We are very proud of our two contrasting outdoor learning areas; courtyard and backyard.

Year 1

In Year One, the children are taught the National Curriculum subjects: English, (reading, writing, speaking and listening), Mathematics, Science, Information and Communications Technology, Music, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Physical Education and Religious Education as well as Personal and Social Education, and Philosophy, The school meets all the statutory requirements for content and assessment of the current National Curriculum. We often teach these subjects in a cross curricular way that is meaningful, relevant and motivating for the children.

We plan according to the interests and needs of the children and no two years are the same. We have an overarching theme each term that inspires learning. Each new theme is introduced with a ‘stunning starter’ and ends with a ‘fantastic finisher’. We aim to have at least one ‘memorable moment’ each week.

Year 2

In Year Two, the children are taught the National Curriculum subjects: English, (reading, writing, speaking and listening), Mathematics, Science, Information and Communications Technology, Music, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Physical Education and Religious Education as well as Personal and Social Education, and Philosophy, The school meets all the statutory requirements for content and assessment of the current National Curriculum. We often teach these subjects in a cross curricular way that is meaningful, relevant and motivating for the children.

We plan according to the interests and needs of the children and no two years are the same. We have an overarching theme each term that inspires learning. Each new theme is introduced with a ‘stunning starter’ and ends with a ‘fantastic finisher’. We aim to have at least one ‘memorable moment’ each week.

Year 3

In Year Three the children are taught the National Curriculum subjects: English, (reading, writing, speaking and listening), Mathematics, Science, Information and Communications Technology, Music, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Physical Education, French and Religious Education as well as Personal and Social Education, and Philosophy, The school meets all the statutory requirements for content and assessment of the current National Curriculum. We often teach these subjects in a cross curricular way that is meaningful, relevant and motivating for the children.

We plan according to the interests and needs of the children and no two years are the same. We have an overarching theme each term that inspires learning. Each new theme is introduced with a ‘stunning starter’ and ends with a ‘fantastic finisher’. We aim to have at least one ‘memorable moment’ each week.

Year 4

In Year Four the children are taught the National Curriculum subjects: English, (reading, writing, speaking and listening), Mathematics, Science, Information and Communications Technology, Music, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Physical Education, French and Religious Education as well as Personal and Social Education, and Philosophy. The school meets all the statutory requirements for content and assessment of the current National Curriculum. We often teach these subjects in a cross curricular way that is meaningful, relevant and motivating for the children. We plan according to the interests and needs of the children and no two years are the same. We have an overarching theme each term that inspires learning. Each new theme is introduced with a ‘stunning starter’ and ends with a ‘fantastic finisher’. We aim to have at least one ‘memorable moment’ each week.

Year 5

In Year Five, the children are taught the National Curriculum subjects: English, (reading, writing, speaking and listening), Mathematics, Science, Information and Communications Technology, Music, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Physical Education, French and Religious Education as well as Personal and Social Education, and Philosophy. The school meets all the statutory requirements for content and assessment of the current National Curriculum. We often teach these subjects in a cross curricular way that is meaningful, relevant and motivating for the children.

As we plan according to the interests and needs of the children, no two years are the same. Our overarching theme each term, which inspires our learning, is introduced with a 'stunning starter' and ends with a 'fantastic finisher'. Each week has at least one 'memorable moment'.

Year 6

In Year Six, the children are taught the National Curriculum subjects: English, (reading, writing, speaking and listening), Mathematics, Science, Information and Communications Technology, Music, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Physical Education, French and Religious Education as well as Personal and Social Education, and Philosophy. The school meets all the statutory requirements for content and assessment of the current National Curriculum. We often teach these subjects in a cross curricular way that is meaningful, relevant and motivating for the children. As we plan according to the interests and needs of the children, no two years are the same. Our overarching theme each term, which inspires our learning, is introduced with a 'stunning starter' and ends with a 'fantastic finisher'. Each week has at least one 'memorable moment'.

Documents

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Burhill EYFS Policy 20th Jan 2020 Download
Curriculum Statement for Burhill 2019 2020 21st Jan 2020 Download
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