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Burton Joyce Primary School

Burton Joyce Primary School


    We aim to provide all children with a broad and balanced experience in accordance with the National Curriculum and the Nottinghamshire Statement on the Curriculum. The school teaches all the National Curriculum subjects, together with R.E. and Health Education and PSHE. The National Curriculum subjects being English, Mathematics and Science as core subjects and History, Geography, Physical Education, French, Music, Art and Technology as Foundation subjects.

    Computing is integrated throughout the curriculum. There are computers available in each classroom plus interactive whiteboards. This is complimented by 40 laptops and 35 IPads,   linked by a wireless network to a server. We also have a school web-site that is maintained by the computing leader and the school office. There are many educational visits including residentials. We are also a RTC (Regional Training Centre) for Apple and iPads.

    We try at least once a year to practice and perform a major school production that gives every child the opportunity to take part. Other performances include assemblies and concerts to celebrate events throughout the school year. Parents are invited to come and enjoy these events. Teachers plan in teams and parents are informed of areas of work being covered by newsletter, with the hope that they might be able to contribute in some way.

    In addition to the above subjects, we focus on children’s spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development (SMSC) through enriching the curriculum in a variety of ways, including involvement in the local, national and international communities.

    Each year group has created an overview of the topics to be covered. Within each topic a range of skills will be taught and assessed in a variety of contexts.(see separate attachments)

    Foundation Curriculum

    Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught using the EYFS Curriculum.

    EYFS is split into 7 areas of learning which split into prime and specific areas of


    The Prime areas are;

    * Communication and language

    * Physical development

    * Personal social and emotional development

    The specific areas are;

    • Literacy
    • Mathematics
    • Understanding the World
    • Expressive arts and design

    Much of the learning is through play and first hand experiential learning, ensuring the children are able to begin the National Curriculum at the beginning of Key Stage One.