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Curriculum Information

At Burnley Road Academy We Value

Courage, Compassion, Perseverance and Teamwork

Curriculum Statement 2021-2022


As an academy we strive to provide the highest standards of education in a safe, caring environment where everybody feels welcome and included, respected and valued; and where all achievements are recognised. Above all we want our children to enjoy coming to school and to enjoy learning so that they develop the knowledge and skills that will allow them to live happy and successful lives.

We believe children should develop the core values of: "Courage, Compassion, Perseverence and Teamwork". We intend to deliver a curriculum that develops these values, alongside a a broad range of knowledge and skills; with clearly planned progression in each subject that leads to long term recall and appropriate skills for life in the 21st Century.

We intend to:

  • Develop positive attitudes and values including good manners, tolerance, respect for others and compassion.
  • Encourage good behaviour, confidence and self-esteem.
  • Create a learning culture that recognises the value of courage, ambition, resilience and independence.
  • Teach a broad, balanced curriculum that incorporates all core and non-core subjects.
  • Enrich our curriculum learning through visits, visitors and links with the wider community.
  • Develop knowledge and skills skills necessary for life in the future.
  • Provide knowledge and experiences that lead to good health, physical fitness and an enjoyment of leisure activities.
  • Give responsibility to learners and develop their self-confidence by contributing to the community.
  • Encourage children to try new things, think creatively, find solutions to problems and co-operate with others when part of a team.
  • Encourage our young people to be good citizens who are willing to contribute to their community. 
  • Ensure that every child is encouraged to become the very best they can be and prepared for life beyond primary school.

Please see our long term plan (pdf below) and the subject tabs on the left for more detail about what is included in each subject. Follow the link below to see the full Primary National Curriculum.



Our subjects include: English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Religion, Art and Design, Design Technology, Music, P.E. and PSHE. We endeavour to provide a wide range of opportunities for SMSC - Spritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education. There are also a wide range of extra- curricular activities that support learning and progress. 

Most of our curriculum is delivered through separate subjects. English and Mathematics are taught every day. Other subjects are taught weekly. History and Geography are taught through termly topics and Art and Design is often linked in.


Our academic outcomes are in line with national averages. During Osfted November 2016 it was noted that our children's behaviour is extremely good and that children are kind and considerate; consistently polite and courteous.

Further Detail

The subsequent pages provide an overview of the curriculum content we offer. Further details can be found under the subject tabs on the left and in  the half termly newsletters on the class pages of this website.

Long Term Plan

We have a long term overview of topics and units covered by Years 1-6. Teachers are able to move the topics around to best suit links with other subjects so some units may be covered in different terms- but all are covered within the year. Further details can be found on the half termly newsletters on the class pages of this website or by contacting the Headteacher, Mrs Cope. See our “Contact us” page for details.

Years 1-6

In Years 1-6 the curriculum is based on the subjects and resources below. In addition to this, Years 3, 4 and 5 have swimming lessons and Year 3 have Ukulele lessons. Year 4 have a link with another multi-cultural local school - Mount Pellon Academy. This link is developed to extend our provision for SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education).

We make good use of educational visits/visitors in school to enrich our curriculum.

See subject tabs on the left for more detail about our curriculum for each subject. 

Schemes of Work/Teaching Resources


Schemes of Work/Example Teaching Resources


Oxford Reading Tree is supplemented by a range of other published scheme materials and “real books”.


Teachers plan their own work supported by a range of resources and planning material e.g. Espresso and Hamilton Trust. We assess using statutory frameworks for Year 2 and 6 and locally agreed frameworks for other year groups.


Validated Scheme: Little Wandle Revised Letters and Sounds.

Spelling and Grammar

Teachers plan their own work supported by a range of resources/planning material e.g. Spelling shed, Nelson and Hamilton Trust.


Teachers use a combination of Hamilton Trust, White Rose Maths and other published resources.


Teachers plan their own work supported by a range of resources/planning material e.g. Hamilton Trust.

Science is assessed using the Rising Stars assessments.


Teachers plan their own work supported by a range of resources/planning material e.g. Discover.

Religious Education

Scheme: The Local Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in Kirklees and Calderdale 


Teachers plan their own work supported by a range of resources and planning material e.g. Hamilton Trust.


As above

Art and Design Technology

As above


Children in Year 3 take part in Ukule lessons led by a specialist from the local music hub.

Other teachers follow the Calderdale recommended music scheme Charanga.


We have a specialist PE teacher for KS2 classes once a week. Other teachers plan their lessons based on a range of resources and planning material.


Personal, Social, Health Education is taught in line with the materials from the PSHE association. It incorporates our work on Relationship Sex Education. This is supplement for Year 6 with the help of the school nurse.


We have a specialist French teacher who teaches in every class once a week.

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