At Burnside Primary School we want our curriculum to be full of opportunities for pupils to explore the world in which they live, developing curiosity and skills which can be used across a range of subjects.
We want to provide real-life experiences to deepen and develop their interest and love for learning. We aim to stimulate their thinking, drawing upon first-hand experience as well as consideration and appreciation of the ideas, thoughts and achievements of others.
It is our aim to provide children with the skills to enable lifelong learning as well as the desire to pursue this whole-heartedly.
We implemented the New National Curriculum in September 2014. In the new curriculum there is a stronger emphasis on vocabulary development, grammar, punctuation and spelling. We now plan using ‘class novels’ to make learning more meaningful and give our children a real purpose for writing. This allows us to cover a variety of genres with linked themes and characters. Termly plans for each year group are available on this website, alongside an overview of objectives to be covered.
Please view our Reading and Phonics page.
You can view or download our Curriculum Maps by clicking the links below. Find out what we have been learning about and look at some of our work in the Our Classes section of our website.
You can view or download our subject overviews below.
The Department for Education has published guidance on promoting British values in schools to ensure that young people leave school prepared for modern life in Britain. Find out how we promote British Values in our School.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Burnside Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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