Curriculum

The staff at Birklands Primary School designed the school curriculum with the aim of making a positive difference to the life chances of each of our pupils. Through our curriculum, we want to immerse children in new knowledge and experiences that raise aspirations.

At Birklands Primary School we ensure that all children have a secure grounding in the skills and knowledge that are key to raising their life chances.

The children are taught reading, writing and maths every day. Within English and Mathematics lessons the children are continually challenged in order to raise aspiration and close gaps.

Further details about our curriculum intent:

Science and Computing

Science and Computing are taught weekly during discrete sessions. Children have further opportunities, during the week, to use their Computing skills and equipment for learning in other areas of the curriculum.

We provide the children with an RE curriculum which is broadly Christian, in line with the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus. In addition, please refer to the Religious Education for all update below.

RE Update.pdf

The Humanities

History and Geography are at the core of many of the class topics. Children are taught about where they live in the world and how the past has shaped their lives.

The Arts

Art, Music, Dance, Design and Drama are all covered during topic sessions. Some specialist teaching is completed in these areas.

Sports

At Birklands School we are committed to maintaining our Healthy Schools award. All pupils have two PE sessions a week covering sports as diverse as football and fencing, hockey and basketball. We have a variety of sporting after-school clubs held throughout the year.

Languages

At Birklands we study French and all pupils in our key stage 2 have some French activities during the week.

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