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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

Out of this world

Take to the skies

Wonderful Weather

Up, up and away

Global Garden

The Right to Rule

English

Beegu by Alexis Deacon

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield

Out and About: A first book of poems by Shirley Hughes

The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith

The Robot and the Bluebird by David Lucas

  Those Magnificent Sheep In Their Flying Machine by Peter Bently

Little Wings: The Story of Amy Johnson 2016: Mini History by F. J. Beerling

10 Things I Can Do to Help My World by Melanie Walsh

   Ossiri and the Bala Mengro by Book by Katharine Quarmby and Richard O’Neill

The Adventures of the Egg Box Dragon by Richard Adams

Out and About: A first book of poems by Shirley Hughes

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 50)

Length and Height

Mass and Volume

Multiplication and Division

Fractions

Position and Direction

Place Value (within 100)

Money

Time

Science

Animals including humans

Seasonal Change

Plants

Everyday materials

Seasonal Change

Plants

Everyday materials

Seasonal Change

Art & Design

Drawing with pencils, pen and chalk

Artist: Da Vinci

Painting with poster paint

Artist: Wassily Kandinsky

Relief printing

Artist: William Morris

Design & Technology

Structures: Freestanding

Mechanical Systems: Wheels and Axles

Cooking and Nutrition:

Fruit

History

How has aviation changed over time?

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

Why was the sealing of Magna Carta significant?

Geography

Hersham – Physical and Human features

Countries of the UK (including weather)

Comparative study: Port Isaac

Computing

 

Coding

Beebots

Multimedia

Purple Mash

2Type

E-safety

Multimedia

2CreateAStory

Handling Data

 

Coding

Discovery Coding

Religious Education

Why is harvest a worldwide celebration?

Who is Jesus?

Why is Christmas important to Christians?

What do Christians believe God is like?

Why did Jesus tell parables?

What do eggs have to do with Easter?

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

Why do Jewish families celebrate Shabbat?

Why should we look after our world?

Physical Education

Team building

Handball

Basketball

Football

Hockey

Athletics

Gymnastics

Athletics

Netball

Tennis

Cricket

Rounders

PSHE

 

Me and My Relationships

Valuing Difference

Keeping myself safe

Rights and Responsibilities

Being my best

Growing and changing

Music

 

Unit 1 – How Can We Make Friends When We Sing Together?

Introducing Beat

Unit 2 – How Does Music Tell Stories about the Past?

Adding Rhythm and Pitch

Unit 3 – How Does Music Make the World a Better Place?

Introducing Tempo and Dynamics

Unit 4 – How Does Music Help Us to Understand Our Neighbours?

Combining Pulse, Rhythm and Pitch

Unit 5 – What Songs Can We Sing to Help Us through the Day?

Having Fun With Improvisation

Unit 6 – How Does Music Teach Us about Looking After Our Planet?

Explore Sound and Create a story

Year 2 Curriculum

Year 2

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

Our Community

Capes and Kings

London’s Burning

Animal Kingdom

Watch me Grow

Come Rain or Shine

English

Tuesday – David Weisner

The Lonely Beast – Chris Judge

Traction Man – Mini Grey

Claude in the City – Alex T Smith

Moth: An Evolution Story - Isabel Thomas

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

Selected by Paul B. Janeczko

The Secret Sky Garden  - Linda Sarah and Fiona Lumbers

The Bee Who Spoke by Rebecca Gibbon

Anna Hibiscus

By Atinuke

Poems to Perform-Julia Donaldson

Maths

 

Place Value

Addition and subtraction

Addition and subtraction

Shape

Money

Multiplication and Division

 

Properties of Shape

Fractions

Length and Height

Position and direction

Time

Mass, capacity and temperature

Science

 

Animals, including Humans 

Everyday materials 

Living Things and their habitats

Plants 

Living Things and their habitats

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

Mechanical Systems

Sliders and Levers

Textiles

Templates and Joining Techniques

Cooking and Nutrition: vegetables

History

 Who were the Tudor monarchs and why are they significant?

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

 

Multimedia

Purple Mash 2Type

Camera on iPad

Multimedia

Purple Mash 2Paint

Purple Mash 2Publish

E-Safety

Gooseberry Planet

Coding

Hardware: ProBots

Coding

Software: Discovery Education

Handling Data

Purple Mash 2Calculate

Religious Education

Why is the Bible an important book for Christians?

Why do Christians call Jesus ‘saviour’?

What does the Christmas story tell Christians about Jesus?

What is important to Muslim families?

Who is Allah, and how do Muslims worship him?

Why is Easter important to Christians?

In what ways is the mosque special to Muslims? 

Why is ‘church’ important to Christians?

 

Is prayer important to everyone?

Physical Education

 

Football

Team building

Throwing and catching

Dance

Basketball

Handball

Netball

Hockey

Athletics

Gymnastics

Tennis

Team building

PSHE

Me and My Relationships 

Valuing Difference 

Keeping myself safe 

Rights and Responsibilities  

Being my best 

Growing and changing

Music

 

Unit 1 – How Does Music Help Us to Make Friends?

Exploring Simple Patterns

Unit 2 – How Does Music Teach Us about the Past?

Focus on dynamics and tempo

Unit 3 – How Does Music Make the World a Better Place?

Composing using your imagination

Unit 4 – How Does Music Teach Us about Our Neighbourhood?

Inventing a musical story

Unit 5 – How Does Music Make Us Happy?

Music that makes you dance

Unit 6 – How Does Music Teach Us about Looking After Our Planet?

Exploring Improvisation

Year 3 Curriculum

Year 3

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

The World Around Us

A Stone’s Throw Away

Wild at Heart

A Force to be Reckoned With

Shining a light on the past

Just around the river bend

English

The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers

One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul

 

Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

The Lion and the Unicorn and other Hairy Tales by Jane Ray

Jelly boots, smelly boots by Michael Rosen

 

The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

The King Who Banned the Dark by Emily Haworth-Booth

Tales of Wonder and Wisdom by Hugh Lupton

The Rhythm of Rain by Grahame Baker-Smith

Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister

Maths

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Multiplication and Division

Length and Perimeter

Fractions

Mass and Capacity

Fractions

Money

Time

Shape

Statistics

Science

Plants

Animals, including Humans

Forces

Light

Rocks

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

Norfolk and Snowdonia

Rivers and Mountains

Computing

Multimedia

Databases

E-Safety

Coding

Discovery Coding

Coding

Microbits

Spreadsheets

Religious Education

What are important times for Jews?

What does it mean to be a Hindu?

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

How does the bible reveal God’s rescue plan?

Why do Christians share communion?

Easter - what happened and what matters most to Christians?

How did Jesus change lives?

How did the church begin?

How did it all begin?

Physical Education

Gymnastics

Football

Dance

Tag Rugby

Badminton

Handball

Athletics

Basketball

Tennis

Netball

OAA

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

Christmas in France

Me and my feelings

Numbers 0-10

Age

Numbers 11-30

Dates

Music

Unit 1 – How Does Music Bring Us Closer Together?

Developing Notation Skills

Unit 2 – What Stories Does Music Tell Us about the Past?

Enjoying Improvisation

Unit 3 –

How does music make the world a better place?

Composing Using Your Imagination

Unit 4 – How Does Music Help Us Get to Know Our Community?

Sharing Musical Experiences

Unit 5 – How Does Music Make a Difference to Us Every Day?

Learning more about musical styles.

Unit 6 – How Does Music Connect Us With Our Planet?

Recognising Different Sounds

Year 4 Curriculum

Year 4

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

Building an Empire

Young Explorers

Power is Present

Into the Forest

Creating a Spark

End with a Bang

English

Writing

Mouse bird snake wolf

 

Oliver and the Seawigs

Arthur and the golden rope

The Great Kapok Tree

The Wild Robot

 

Varjak Paw

Maths

 

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Area

Multiplication and Division

Multiplication and Division

Length and Perimeter

Fractions

Decimals

Decimals

Money

Time

Shape

Statistics

Position and Direction

Science

Animals, including humans

States of matter

All living things and their habitats

Electricity

Sound

Art & Design

Drawing with pencils, pens and pastels

Artist: Katsushika Hokusai

Painting with power paint and poster paint

Artist: Henri Rosseau

Printing: Collagraph

Artist: Suzie MacKenzie

Design & Technology

Mechanical Systems: Pneumatics

Cooking and Nutrition: Healthy and Varied Diet

Electrical systems: Simple circuits and switches

History

How did the Roman Empire impact Britain?

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

How did the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle impact Britain?

Geography

Campania, Italy

Human features of Hersham: Economic activity and trade links

Volcanoes and earthquakes

Computing

Multimedia

Technology for purpose

E-Safety

Coding

Handling data

Religious Education

 

How can a synagogue help us understand the Jewish faith?

What does it mean to be a Hindu?

 

How can artists help us understand Christmas?

Why do Christian call God father?

How does Lent help Christians prepare for Easter?

Why is praying important to Christians?

Is Christian worship the same all around the world?

How do people celebrate new life?

Physical Education

Swimming

Tennis

Football

Gymnastics

Netball

Badminton

OAA

Athletics

Cricket

Handball

Dance

Rounders

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

 

Interesting Time Signatures

Combining Elements to Make Music

Developing Pulse & Groove Through Improvisation

Creating Simple Melodies Together

Connecting Notes and Feelings

Purpose, Identity and Expression in Music

Year 5 Curriculum

Year 5

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

Hersham Stargazers

Ferocious Forces and Ancient Antics

Beasts, Biomes and Screams

Strength and Royalty

A small change a big difference

The Power of Time

English

Writing

Cosmic

Cosmic

Cosmic Disco

Treason

Mama Miti

The last wild

Tom’s midnight garden

Maths

 

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Multiplication and Division

Fractions

Multiplication and Division

Fractions

Decimals and Percentages

Perimeter and Area

Statistics

Shape

Position and Direction

Decimals

Decimals

Negative Numbers

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

How did the Mayan civilisation contrast with Britain at the time?

How did the Tudors shape our local history?

What is the impact of power on religion in Britain?

Geography

Physical features of Hersham: Vegetation in the school grounds

Climate zones, biomes, vegetation belts and the water cycle

Mexico

Computing

 

Multi-media

Coding

E-Safety

E-Safety

Spreadsheets

Databases

Religious Education

Who did Jesus say ‘I AM’?

How did Jesus’ teaching challenge people? 

Why is light an important sign at Christmas?

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

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

How do Christians know what happened at Easter?

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

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

Physical Education

Football

Gymnastics

Tag rugby

Handball

OAA

Athletics

Badminton

Netball

Rounders

Dance

Cricket

Tennis

PSHE

 

Me and My Relationships

Valuing Difference

Keeping myself safe

Rights and Responsibilities

Being my best

Growing and changing

French

Family

Adjectives

Clothes

Music

Getting started with music tech

Emotions and musical styles

Exploring Key and Time Signatures

Introducing Chords

Words, Meaning and Expressions

Identifying Important Musical Elements

Year 6 Curriculum

Year 6

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

Autumnal adventures

Light at the end of the tunnel

Darwin’s Delights

Exploring the unknown

What a classic!

The start of a new journey

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

Converting units

Ratio

Algebra

Decimals

Fractions, Decimals, Percentages

Area, Perimeter, Volume

Statistics

Share

Position and Direction

Consolidation projects

Science

Electricity

Light

Evolution and inheritance

Animals, including humans

All living things and their habitats

 

Relationships Education (RSE)

Art & Design

Drawing with charcoal

Artist: Henry Moore

Collage

Artists: Banksy

Gustav Klimt

Painting with acrylic paint

Artists: Claude Monet

Design & Technology

Cooking and Nutrition: Celebrating culture and seasonality

Electrical systems: switches

Mechanical systems: Cams

History

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

British identity: our diverse history and challenges of the 21st century

How did the Ancient Greeks influence the western world?

Geography

Human features of Hersham: Enquiry for improvement

Impact of physical geography on human geography

Change over time

Computing

Coding

Technology for purpose

E-Safety

Handling Data

Multi-media

Religious Education

 

How is God three – and yet One?

What helps Hindus to worship?

 

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

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

How can churches help us understand the Christian faith?

 

Did Jesus have to die?

What is the ‘Buddhist way of life’?

How can we live together in one world?

Physical Education

Tennis

Tag Rugby

Gymnastics

Football

Netball

Badminton

OAA

Athletics

Cricket

Handball

Rounders

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

Food

Music

 

Developing Melodic Phrases

Understanding Structure and Form

Gaining Confidence Through Performance

Exploring Notation Further

Using Chords and Structure

Respecting Each Other through Composition

Summer Production

Documents

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Curriculum Statement for Burhill Primary School 18th Jul 2022 Download
Accessibility Policy 02nd Jan 2020 Download
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