Whittlefield Primary School

Dream Believe Achieve

Call us on: 01282 429 419
Tabor Street, Burnley, Lancashire BB12 0HL

Curriculum Overview

 

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We put our children at the centre of their own learning and place great emphasis on nurturing skills and encouraging our school values. We believe in making learning inspiring and children inquisitive. Our curriculum develops children’s skills and love of learning by making links between the individual subjects and enabling our children to apply skills and knowledge in a wide range of contexts relevant to them.

Our curriculum has been designed to be skills based, enabling children to develop the skills they need to be effective, enthusiastic learners in the 21st century. Our philosophy is simple. We know our children. If we know what interests and enthuses our children, and we know where they are within their learning and what skills they have grasped, then we know what their next steps are. Lessons are planned around these next steps, and we differentiate learning to match the needs of the children within our classes.

The curriculum map outlines the knowledge, skills and understanding to be taught. It outlines coverage and progression across the school for each subject. The Next Steps Assessment grids outline the progression in steps.

Teachers use the Lancashire Key Learning Documents to plan learning opportunities, adapting it for classes, and individual learners. Each year group have a range of topics taught across the year which are stimulating and engaging.   Each topic is driven by Lead Subjects with strong links made to additional subjects all underpinned by the English curriculum. Mathematics is linked where appropriate and skills are applied across the curriculum but is mainly taught discretely.