Our philosophy ‘Striving for the future’ is at the heart of everything we do, providing the children with the vital skills, knowledge and experiences that they need to become well-rounded individuals now and in adult life. Following discussions with stakeholders, we have created six personal key drivers that underpin the learning and experiences we provide for our school community.
Curriculum Key drivers
We want our children to achieve the best they possibly can. We have high standards and aim to instill a positive ‘can do’ attitude in all pupils to allow them to thrive. We are pleased that our 2022 Year 6 SATS results demonstrate excellence in our education setting.
We listen to our pupils. They love real life experiences, trips and welcoming visitors to learn first-hand. The children voice their opinions, and we tailor the learning, events and school environment to their interests and aspirations wherever possible.
Our school is in the heart of the community. We enjoy using the local community to gain resources and provide experiences to enhance the learning opportunities for the children. We teach the pupils about who lives in their diverse community, so they learn to respect everyone. Diversity means celebrating differences. People may be different in many ways, including race or ethnicity, age, disabilities, language, culture, appearance, or religion. We are also proud to hire our facilities to local people for a range of reasons.
Our children are truly nurtured in every aspect of school life. The staff know the children individually as people as well as academically and are therefore able to meet the needs of each child. The children learn about how to look after themselves, lead healthy lifestyles and care for people around them. Visitors who come to our school always say, ‘It has a lovely feel and energy.’
We encourage children, staff and parents to have a growth mind-set and this continued learning creates a rich exciting atmosphere and environment for everyone. If faced with a challenge, the children say, “I can’t do it, yet!’
The children adore exploring the outdoors at every opportunity. We have amazing school grounds, and we use this space to enhance learning whenever possible. The school community is passionate about the environment we live in, and we teach the children to care about the environment and look after our planet. We are committed to 'Let's go zero, 2030', a project for schools to become carbon neutral by 2030.
At Burscough Village Primary School, we are committed to providing a broad and balanced curriculum that has been designed to meet the needs of our individual children so that it is meaningful, stimulating and provides opportunities for all.
Our Reception and Nursery classes follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) Framework that has 7 areas of learning and development. Children in the EYFS (Nursery and Reception) learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside. Please see the 'Development Matters' document below that outlines the development of our younger children from birth to 5 years old.
The curriculum for each year group Year 1 to Year 6 is arranged over a term and presented as a ‘learning journey’ within a topic. Our intention is that each child develops a range of skills, whilst linking their knowledge and learning to subjects of science, computing, history, geography, art, design technology, music, RE and PE. Please see the curriculum maps below for more details.
We invite parents and carers along to their class 'Come Learn with Me' sessions throughout the year to celebrate learning and also share how we learn in school with our families. Topic overviews are also sent to parents and carers every term and you can find a copy in the ‘Class Pages’ section of our website.
Details of the National Curriculum 2014 taught in schools can be accessed below
Year Group Curriculum Maps
Termly Topics with Enhancements and Enrichments
Please see our curriculum in action on our Burscough Village Primary School Twitter page.