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The Burhill Curriculum

At Burhill Primary School, we teach the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage in Nursery and Reception, and the national curriculum in Key Stages 1 and 2 (Years 1 to 6).

Curriculum Intent

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 for learning and success by inspiring and equipping them with the skills, knowledge and emotional resilience required for their future. 

At Burhill Primary School, children:

  • love learning and are inspired to know more and remember more;
  • feel part of our community and are proud of our school;
  • understand how to look after their physical and mental wellbeing;
  • are able to develop healthy relationships;
  • know what it feels like to be good at something;
  • are confident and resilient to transition successfully to secondary school and beyond.

The majority of children enter Burhill School with a good foundation fostered through supportive parenting and exposure to a wide range of life experiences. Baseline data gathered in nursery and reception highlights that there is a need to strengthen children’s abilities to self-regulate, manage themselves and build relationships. In consultation with the local feeder school, it is clear that children need a strong foundation in all areas of the curriculum, not just core subjects. Children need to leave having developed emotional resilience and transferrable skills to equip them in undertaking further study and beyond.

If you have any questions about the curriculum at Burhill, please contact Mrs Webb (ewebb@burhill.surrey.sch.uk).

Year 1 Curriculum

Year 1

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

Dinosaur Planet 

Paws, Claws and Whiskers 

Textures and Toys  

The Right to Rule 

Wonderful Weather 

Take to the Skies 

English

Tyrannosaurus Drip

Where the Wild Things Are

Out and About: A first book of poems 

The Fox and the Star

  Lost in the Toy Museum

Ossiri and the Bala Mengro 

Out and About: A first book of poems

Robot and the Bluebird 

10 Things I Can Do to Save My Planet

The Adventures of the Egg Box Dragon

Claude in the City   

Maths

 

Place Value (within 10)

Addition and Subtraction (within 10)

Addition and Subtraction (within 10)

Shape

Place Value (within 20)

Addition and Subtraction (within 20)

Place Value (within 20)

Length and Height

Weight and Volume

Multiplication and Division

Place Value (within 50)

Position and Direction

Place Value (within 100)

Money

Time

Science

Animals including humans

Seasonal Change

Everyday materials

Seasonal Change

Plants

Seasonal Change

Art & Design

 

Drawing with pencils, pen and chalk

Artist: Da Vinci

Painting with poster paint

Artist: Wassily Kandinsky

Relief printing

Artist: Picasso

 

 

Design & Technology

Structures: Freestanding

 

 

 

Cooking and Nutrition:

Fruit

Mechanical Systems: Wheels and Axles

History

 

 

How are toys nowadays different to those in the past?

Why was the sealing of the Magna Carta significant?

 

Who were the Wright Brothers and Amy Johnson and what did they achieve?

Geography

Comparative study: Port Isaac

Hersham – Physical and Human features

 

 

Countries of the UK (including weather)

 

Computing

E-safety

Technology in our lives

Coding

Coding

Handling Data

Multimedia

Religious Education

 

What do Christians believe God is like?

Why is harvest a worldwide celebration?

Who is Jesus?

Why is Christmas important to Christians?

 

 

What is the torah and why is it important to Jews?

Why did Jesus tell parables?

What do eggs have to do with Easter?

Why do Jewish families celebrate Shabbat?

Why should we look after our world?

Physical Education

 

Team building

Handball

Dance

Tennis

Gymnastics

Athletics

Hockey

Athletics

Basketball

Football

Cricket

Rounders

PSHE

Me and My Relationships

Valuing Difference

Keeping myself safe

Rights and Responsibilities

Being my best

Growing and changing

Music

Singing

Untuned percussion

Singing

Untuned percussion

Singing

Untuned percussion

Singing

Untuned percussion

Singing

Tuned instruments: Chime Bells

Singing

Tuned instruments: Chime Bells

Year 2 Curriculum

Year 2

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

Street detectives

Muck, mess and mixtures 

London’s Burning 

Animal Kingdom 

Watch Me Grow 

Come Rain or Shine 

English

 Tuesday 

The Lonely Beast 

Traction Man 

Edgar the Dragon 

The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How To Poems

The Secret of Black Rock 

Olga da Polga 

Moth: An Evolution Story

The Secret Sky Garden 

The Bee Who Spoke

Anna Hibiscus  

  The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems 

Maths

Place Value

Addition and subtraction

Money

Multiplication and Division

Multiplication and Division

Statistics

Properties of Shape

Fractions

Length and Height

Position and direction

Time

Mass, capacity and temperature

Science

Habitats

Everyday materials 

Animals, including Humans 

Plants 

Art & Design

Drawing with pencils, pen and chalk

Artist: Robert S. Duncanson

 

Painting with poster paint and watercolours

Artist: Van Gough

 

Sculpture: Clay

Artist: Henry Moore

 

Design & Technology

 

Cooking and Nutrition: vegetables

 

Mechanical Systems

Sliders and Levers

 

Textiles

Templates and Joining Techniques

History

 

How has my high street changed since the 1950s? 

Why was The Great Fire of London significant? 

 

Who were Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and what did they achieve?

 

Geography

Hersham: 

The use of human features 

 

 

The continents 

(including the equator) 

 

Nairobi 

Computing

Programming

Handling data

E-safety

Coding

Multimedia

Technology in our lives

Religious Education

Who is Allah and how do Muslim’s worship him?

Why is ‘church’ important to Christians?

What does the Christmas story tell Christians about Jesus?

What is important to Muslim families?

Why is Easter important to Christians?

Why do Christians call Jesus ‘saviour’?

What is important to Muslim families?

Is prayer important to everyone? 3 hours

Physical Education

Dance

Tennis

Gymnastics

Rounders

Handball

Athletics

Athletics

Basketball

Hockey

Football

Cricket

Rounders

PSHE

Me and My Relationships 

Valuing Difference 

Keeping myself safe 

Rights and Responsibilities  

Being my best 

Growing and changing 

Music

Singing

Untuned percussion

Singing

Untuned percussion

Singing

Tuned instruments Bells / Chime bells

Singing

Tuned instruments Bells / Chime bells

Singing

Tuned instruments: recorders

Singing

Tuned instruments: recorders

Year 3 Curriculum

Year 3

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

Flow (Our Wonderful World)

Tribal Tales

Cliff Hanger 

Rocks, Relics and Rumbles 

Ancient Civilisations 

Journey 

English

One Plastic Bag

Pugs of the Frozen North

The Iron Man

Pebble in my pocket

Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots

The Lion and the Unicorn and other Hairy Tales

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Maths

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Multiplication and Division

Money

Statistics

Length and Perimeter

Fractions

Fractions

Time

Properties of shape

Mass and capacity

Science

Plants

Plants

Animals, including Humans

Rocks

Light

Forces

Art & Design

 

Painting with watercolours

Artist: Georgia O’Keefe

Collage

Artist: Megan Coyle

 

 

Drawing with pencils, pens and pastels

Artist: L.S. Lowry

Design & Technology

Textiles

 

 

Structures: Shell Structures

Mechanical Systems: Levers and Linkages

 

History

 

How did Britain change from the Stone Age to the Iron Age?

 

What did the Ancient Egyptians achieve?

What do all the ancient civilisations have in common?

 

Geography

Physical features of Hersham: The river mole

 

Rivers and Mountains

 

 

Norfolk and Snowdonia

Computing

Coding

Multimedia

E-Safety

Databases

Spreadsheets

Coding

Religious Education

What do Sikh’s value?

Why do Christian’s call God ‘Father’?

Why are presents given at Christmas and what might Jesus think?

How does the bible reveal God’s rescue plan?

What are important times for Jews?

What are important times for Jews?

Easter - what happened and what matters most to Christians?

How did Jesus change lives?

How did the church begin?

How did the church begin?

How did it all begin?

Physical Education

Tennis

Gymnastics

Netball

Outdoor Adventurous

Dance

Handball

Badminton

Football

Cricket

Tag rugby

Athletics

Rounders

PSHE

Me and My Relationships

Valuing Difference

Keeping myself safe

Rights and Responsibilities

Being my best

Growing and changing

French

French in the world

Classroom commands

Colours

Me and my feelings

Numbers 0-10

Age

Numbers 11-30

Dates

Music

Singing

Untuned percussion

Singing

Untuned percussion

Singing

Bells / Chime bars

Singing

Bells / Chime bars

Singing

Recorder

Singing

Recorder

Year 4 Curriculum

Year 4

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

Misty Mountain Sierra

Traders and Raiders

Ancient Antics

Eruption

Blue Abyss

Postcards from abroad

English

Writing

The Wild Robot

The Wild Robot

Mouse bird snake wolf

Werewolf Club Rules

Arthur and the golden rope

The Great Kapok tree

The Boy at the Back of the class

Maths

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Addition and Subtraction

Length and Perimeter

Multiplication and Division

Multiplication and Division

Area

Fractions

Fractions

Decimals

Decimals

Money

Time

Statistics

Properties of shape

Position and Direction

Science

States of matter

Animals, including humans

States of matter

Sound

All living things and their habitats

Electricity

Art & Design

 

Printing: Calligraph

Artist: Suzie MacKenzie

 

Drawing with pencils, pens and pastels

Artist: Katsushika Hokusai

Painting with power paint and poster paint

Artist: Henri Rosseau

 

Design & Technology

Cooking and Nutrition: Healthy and Varied Diet

 

Mechanical Systems: Pneumatics

 

 

Electrical systems: Simple circuits and switches

History

 

How did the Viking and Anglo Saxon struggle impact Britain?

How did the Roman Empire impact Britain?

 

How did the settlement by Anglo Saxons and Scots impact Britain?

 

Geography

Human features of Hersham: Economic activity and trade links

 

 

Volcanoes and earthquakes

 

Campania, Italy

Computing

Multimedia

Coding

E-Safety

Handling data

Technology for purpose

Email

Religious Education

What are important times for Jews?

What is important to Jews?

 

What are important times for Jews?

How can artists help us understand Christmas?

 

Why do Christian call God father?

How does Lent help Christians prepare for Easter?

 

How does Lent help Christians prepare for Easter?

How can a synagogue help us understand the Jewish faith?

What does it mean to be a Hindu?

How do people celebrate new life?

Physical Education

Netball / Swimming

Football

Tag Rugby / Swimming

Outdoor Adventurous

Netball / Swimming

Gymnastics

Tag Rugby / Swimming

Dance

Athletics

Rounders

Tennis

Cricket

PSHE

Me and My Relationships

Valuing Difference

Keeping myself safe

Rights and Responsibilities

Being my best

Growing and changing

French

Animals

Parts of the body

Transport

Music

Singing

Untuned percussion

Singing

Glockenspiel

Singing

Untuned percussion

Singing

Glockenspiel

Singing

Recorder

Singing

Recorder

Year 5 Curriculum

Year 5

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

Stargazers

Pharaohs

Beast Creator

Off with her Head

Allotment

Time Traveller

English

Writing

Cosmic

Cosmic

Cosmic Disco

Treason

Mama Miti

The last wild

Tom’s midnight garden

Maths

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Statistics

Statistics

Multiplication and Division

Perimeter and area

Multiplication and Division

Fractions

Fractions

Decimals and Percentages

Decimals

Properties of shape

Position and direction

Converting units

Volume

Science

Earth and Space

Forces

All Living things and their habitats

Properties and changes in materials

Properties and changes in materials

Animals, including humans

Art & Design

Drawing with pencils, pens and charcoal

Artist: Rachel Ruysch

 

Painting with powder paint

Artist: Edward Munch

 

Sculptures: Wire

Artist: Alberto Giacometti

 

Design & Technology

 

Mechanical systems: pulleys

 

Structures: Frame Structures

 

Textiles: Combining different fabric shapes

History

 

What did the Ancient Egyptians achieve?

 

How did the Tudors shape our local history?

How has education changed over time?

 

Geography

Physical features of Hersham: Vegetation in the school grounds

 

Mexico

 

 

Climate zones, biomes, vegetation belts and the water cycle

Computing

Multi-media

Coding

E-Safety

E-Safety

Spreadsheets

Databases

Religious Education

How can a mosque help us to understand the Muslim faith?

 

How do the pillars of Islam help Muslims live a good life?

Why is light an important sign at Christmas?

Who did Jesus say ‘I AM’?

How did Jesus’ teaching challenge people? 

How do Christians know what happened at Easter?

How did Jesus’ teaching challenge people? 

ASU- what can we learn about the Christian faith from The Chronicles of Narnia?

What is the ‘golden rule’? – and are they all the same?

 

Physical Education

Handball

Netball

Gymnastics

Outdoor Adventurous

Tag Rugby

Lacrosse

Athletics

Football

Cricket

Dance

Tennis

Rounders

PSHE

Me and My Relationships

Valuing Difference

Keeping myself safe

Rights and Responsibilities

Being my best

Growing and changing

French

Family

Adjectives

Clothes

Music

Singing

Glockenspiel

Singing

Steel Pans

Singing

Steel Pans

Singing

Recorder

Singing

Recorder

Singing

Glockenspiel

Year 6 Curriculum

Year 6

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

Tomorrow’s world

A Child’s War

Darwin’s Delights

Gallery Rebels

Blood-heart

Hola Mexico

English

Writing

Stormbreaker

Rose Blanche

Kensuke’s Kingdom

Shackleton’s Journey

Dark Sky Park

Macbeth

The Viewer

The Journey

Maths

Place Value

Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

Fractions

Position and direction

Decimals

Percentages

Algebra

Converting units

Perimeter, area and volume

Ratio

Statistics

Properties of shape

Consolidation projects

Science

 

Electricity

Light

Evolution and inheritance

All living things and their habitats

Animals, including humans

Relationships Education (RSE)

Art & Design

 

 

Painting with acrylic paint

Artists: Claude Monet

Henry Moore

Drawing with charcoal

Artists: Banksy

L. S. Lowry

 

Collage

Artist: Gustav Klimt

Design & Technology

Electrical systems: switches

Cooking and Nutrition: Celebrating culture and seasonality

 

 

Mechanical systems: Cams

 

History

How did the Ancient Greeks influence the western world?

How was the Battle of Britain and significant turning point in British history?

 

 

How has crime and punishment changed over time?

 

Geography

 

 

Human features of Hersham: Enquiry for improvement

Impact of physical geography on human geography

 

Change over time

Computing

Multi-media

Coding

E-Safety

Handling Data

Technology for purpose

Blogging

Religious Education

What is the ‘golden rule’? – and are they all the same?

How can churches help us understand the Christian faith?

What do the Gospels say about the birth of Jesus – and why is it ‘good news’?

Did Jesus have to die?

Adam, Eve, Christmas and Easter: What are the connections?

What is the ‘Buddhist way of life’?

How is God three – and yet One?

How can we live together in one world?

Physical Education

Handball

Football

Gymnastics

Outdoor Adventurous

Athletics

Tag Rugby

Netball

Lacrosse

Rounders

Tennis

Cricket

Dance

PSHE

Me and My Relationships

Valuing Difference

Keeping myself safe

Rights and Responsibilities

Being my best

Growing and changing

French

Sports

Likes and Dislikes

Rooms in the home

Music

Singing

Glockenspiel

Singing

Steel pans

Singing

Glockenspiel

Singing

Steel pans

Singing

Recorder

Singing

Recorder  

Documents

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