Children at Burtonwood Community Primary follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum as a framework for our curriculum offer. However, we have carefully designed, organised and planned our curriculum and provision across the subjects to ensure that our children receive and enjoy an education that is rich, broad and balanced and which gives them every opportunity to use their knowledge and skills and discover their talents.

An exciting and creative curriculum is essential to making learning enjoyable and relevant for the children. The curriculum at Burtonwood not only reflects the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum but also the local, national and global context in which the school stands. Detailed medium-term planning ensures strong sequential progression and high-quality teaching from Early Years throughout the Key Stages in all subjects.

We have a strongly consistent approach to the development of early literacy, using Bug Club DfE-approved reading books and resources. This is further developed with Pathways to Read and Write, exposing the children to high quality texts and enriching their language, as well as developing their knowledge of punctuation and grammar using a mastery approach, as they progress through school. 

We follow a maths mastery approach using the White Rose Small Steps as a consistent and comprehensive framework. This is enriched for our younger children with Mastering Number sessions to ensure that number knowledge to 20 is firmly embedded.

To improve the quality of the curriculum, the school brings in specialist teachers. Weekly French lessons are taught from Years 3 - 6 by a specialist teacher. There is a programme of music in Key Stage Two ( with whole class keyboards in Year 3 and Year 5 and guitars in Year 4 and Year 6. 

As well as many day trips throughout the year to places such as Catalyst, Museum of Science and Industry, The Lowry, Safety Central, and Farmer Ted’s, Burtonwood Primary runs a strong residential programme with visits starting in Key Stage 2. The residential trips are to Fox Howl in Delamere (Year 3), Robinwood (Years 4 and 5) and York (Year 6).

If you would like to find out more about our curriculum, please visit the subjects pages, view long term plans or speak to your child's class teacher.