Burnsall Primary’s curriculum is closely designed around our vision statement and has been developed to support the individual needs of our community. Our curriculum is designed to encourage children to discover, explore and create. Encompassed within our vision, is the need for children to be exposed to a range of topics and experiences that broadens their understanding and equips them with the skills our children need to be confident, resilient, life-long learners who reach their full potential.
‘It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.’
– Albert Einstein
We have a cross-curricular topic approach to learning, planning enlivening and relevant topics which immerse the children in a variety of ways. A curriculum that is literacy and language rich is a must for our school if we are to open doors for our children. We therefore place a high focus on developing children’s vocabulary, using quality texts to do this.
We have spent a considerable amount of time looking at our long term curriculum and ensuring that it meets the needs of our pupils and that it allows them to secure relevant knowledge, skills and understanding over time.
As a maintained primary school we have to ensure that we teach the statutory content of The National Curriculum. However, we have an additional six core aspects that are part of our curriculum that we believe are important for the children in our schools.