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Burscough Village

Primary School

Striving for the future

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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.  


Key drivers 


Pupil Voice 


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 experiences to enhance the learning opportunities for the children. We teach the pupils about who lives in their community, so they learn to respect everyone. We are also proud to provide our facilities to local people through hiring the building and school grounds. 




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.’ 


Growth Mindset  


We encourage children, staff and parents to have a growth mindset 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!’ 




Diversity means celebrating differences. People may be different in many ways, including race or ethnicity, age, disabilities, language, culture, appearance, or religion. We like to celebrate how we are all unique and teach the children about the world they live in!  




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.  

Our Curriculum Intent

Our Curriculum Intent

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



Development Matters EYFS Document

Termly Topics with Enhancements and Enrichments

Year Group Expectation Booklets

If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach, please contact the School Office.