Curriculum

Recovery Curriculum - Autumn 2020

We recognise a return to school for some children may prove to be challenging after being away from school for so long. We have been working on a curriculum, called a ‘recovery’ curriculum that will support this transition back into school across the coming months.  Please click below to read more information about this

Recovery Curriculum - Letter to Parents

Recovery Curriculum - Additional Information for Parents

 

Live Marking - new for Autumn 2020

We have recently introduced 'live marking' which has made a significant difference to the progress children make in every lesson. Live marking is a technique whereby teachers will highlight yellow in your child's book to show aspects of performance or understanding. It encourages and motivates children as they receive instant praise for their learning.

You can find out more here:

Live Marking Method in Years 1 & 2

 

Year Overviews

Year 2 Curriculum 2020-21

Year 1 Curriculum 2020-21

Reception Curriculum 2020-21

Nursery Curriculum 2020-21

 

Paper copies of the current term's curriculum for each year group are sent home at the start of each half-term. If you would like any additional copies, or copies of the year overview, please contact the school office.

Our curriculum is in line with the National Curriculum published by the Government. Further details can be found here:

Government's Primary National Curriculum at KS1

 

How to know what your child is learning about

We think parents should be able to follow what topics are being taught in class.  Here are the ways in which we do this at Burlington:

  • Notices on classroom doors showing the key learning focuses for that week
  • Half-termly year group newsletters about what your children are learning that half-term, and how you can support them at home (Year 1 and 2 only)
  • For children in Nursery and Reception, parents have on-going access to Tapestry which enables parents to get regular updates on their child’s learning  
  • Parent workshops frequently held for each year group on various learning topics and the teaching methods we use – e.g. phonics, maths, reading, writing
  • Daily access to your child’s class teacher at the class door – please make an appointment to see them if you want a longer meeting, but teachers have time to talk with parents at the end of the day
  • ‘Soft start’ for Nursery children – 15 mins at the start of each session for parents to speak to their child’s keyworker
  • Parents invited in every Friday morning for reading morning (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 autumn term); many teachers use this as an opportunity to share what the children will be learning in the coming week
  • Updates on the school website and weekly Friday e-newsletter about what the children have been learning, focusing on special workshops, visitors and themed weeks.