At Burton End Primary Academy our curriculum has been specifically designed to provide our children with a broad, balanced and interesting curriculum. This curriculum aims to equip our children with all of the skills and knowledge that they need to become independent, resilient and inquisitive learners.
As well as the schools core RESPECT values, we also aim to instil excellence in our learning behaviours through the Success For All (SFA) Co-operative Learning Standards:
- Everyone Participates
- Active Listening
- Help and Encourage Each Other
- Explaining Ideas and Telling Why
- Completion of Tasks
In Nursery and Reception, our children follow the Early Years Foundation Framework (statutory guidance). This consists of 7 areas of learning, 3 Prime Areas and 4 Specific Areas:
- Communication and Language
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Understanding The World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Children in Reception learn through a play based, child-led curriculum, with experienced staff guiding their learning throughout the day. The Early Years at Burton End also introduces children to the SFA values and program throughout the day in a variety of subjects.
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
We follow the National Curriculum framework for all children in Years 1 - 6.
English and Phonics is taught using a program called Success for All. This is an evidence-based, targeted improvement program. In SFA lessons the children have access to a wide range of high quality texts and learn all the relevant reading and writing skills, through studying these in depth.
The Accelerated Reader program is used in Years 2-6, to encourage the children's reading and comprehension skills, and is a good tool to use at home to help your child's learning.
In Maths, we have an exciting and engaging maths curriculum, centred around the principles of the Maths Mastery program. The children also have access to Times Table Rockstars, both at home and at school, which allows them to learn, practise and recall their times tables in a fun and interactive way.
Foundation subjects such as History, Geography, Art and DT are taught through half-termly or termly topics. These cover a wide range of learning opportunities such Fairy Tales in Year 1, Chocolate in Year 4 and World War 2 in Year 6. Our topics are currently being redesigned to be even more exciting for our children, so watch this space!
Science is taught throughout the year, and will match to some of the topics where possible. Lessons are planned to match and extend their knowledge through as much practical learning as possible, taken from the Curious Scientist approach.
Children are taught French from Year 3. Music lessons are taught via the Charanga program, which teaches the children about music and instruments from around the world.
To supplement and enrich children's learning further, special themed days, extra-curricular activities and education visits are planned to enhance what pupils' are studying.