Our Teaching Philosophy

At Burlington Infant and Nursery School, we instil positive attitudes towards learning, build confidence and develop a love and thirst for learning.  Our inclusive curriculum is ambitious and empowers children to become independent and resilient learners.  We review and assess our practice to provide exciting learning opportunities and experiences within a broad and balanced curriculum. We are passionate about developing confident, happy learners who are motivated to achieve highly, always showing respect for others and have determination to do their best in an environment where success is celebrated.  Our curriculum is carefully planned to reflect our cultural community.  As a result of the pandemic, the focus for our curriculum in this academic year is to recover children’s wellbeing and to rebuild their learning by bridging any gaps in their knowledge and skills arising from lockdown.

Task Time

This year (from Autumn 2022) we have introduced sessions called ‘task time’ to support children’s progress of knowing more and remembering more.  Research has shown us the importance of giving children opportunities to recall their learning so we have provided a model for our non core subjects (History, Geography, Art, DT, RE and PSHE).  Task time supports children to revisit learning on a regular basis in every subject, allowing them to rotate around a variety of subject-specific recall activities across the week.

To find out more about the rationale behind our curriculum planning, please click below:

Curriculum Rationale - Intent, Implementation, Impact

Here are some photos of our curriculum and learning throughout our school: 

If you would like to know more about the curriculum we follow at Burlington Infant & Nursery School, please click on a subject from the menu to the left of this page.  Alternatively, you can contact the School Office and ask to speak to Mrs McEvoy, our Deputy Head responsible for Curriculum.