The Curriculum at Burton upon Stather Primary School is appropriate to the needs of the children and covers all the requirements made upon the school in terms of the Foundation Stage Curriculum and National Curriculum. As a school we use Cornerstones as the basis for our topic based learning.
In the Foundation Year all curriculum activities are planned using the curriculum guidance for the Foundation Stage. This curriculum is divided into six areas of learning; Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication, Language and Literacy, Mathematical Development, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Creative Development and Physical Development.
Our phonics learning is synthetic phonics based and we follow the Read Write Inc Scheme. Look out for our yearly phonics workshop to find out more about how we teach phonics and what you can do to help at home.
Our Reception and KS1 reading scheme is The Oxford Reading Tree and Project X Reading Scheme.
Subject content at KS1 and KS2 will include that laid out in law for: English, Mathematics, Science, Design Technology, Computing, History, Geography, Art & Design, Music, PE and a Modern Foreign Language - French (KS2). The Religious Education taught is as laid out in the County Syllabus.
Other dimensions and themes covered will include: Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education (including Drugs Education), Road Safety, Sex Education and Global Awareness. The curriculum is therefore essentially broad, in that it does not only fulfil the requirements of the whole Foundation and 2014 National Curriculum but also meets the particular needs of the children we teach. The curriculum is balanced so as to equip them for the skills they need for life, work, leisure and social responsibility in the world as children and future adults.
In reaching this target for breadth, depth of understanding is not sacrificed. Where appropriate, extended time is given to skills and concepts which are most essential to our pupils. A quality product in terms of delivery, work and achievement is the target. To this aim sufficient time is given so that pupils can produce the quality required.