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


Year Overviews

Year 2 Curriculum 2019-20

Year 1 Curriculum 2019-20

Reception Curriculum 2019-20

Nursery Curriculum 2019-20


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.