Curriculum Statement & Subjects


Our curriculum is based on the national curriculum but goes far wider and deeper to ensure that all pupils achieve well and have a detailed knowledge of all subjects. We have clearly defined areas of learning basing our curriculum on an EBACC model (English Baccalaureate which emphasises attainment in English, mathematics, science, history, geography and languages). We have also ensured that our arts offer gives as much weight and detail to ‘foundation’ subjects as our core curriculum. Our pupils learn a modern foreign language from key stage one with some exposure in the early years.


The phonics scheme we follow is Bug Club Phonics. Our whole school reading scheme is Bug Club but incorporates a number of other schemes to support a love of reading, including Collins Big Cat and Oxford Reading Tree.  Children can access Bug Club online via a link on their year group page.  To find out what your child will learn in phonics and spelling, please see the progression documents below.


To ensure our curriculum is as diverse as possible we give children the opportunity to engage in self-study ‘modules’ where they can develop their knowledge and understanding in a subject area of their choice. This has a specific end outcome which could be a presentation to parents or their peers, a web page, a blog or a podcast. We offer drama as a specific, taught, subject. This supports pupils speaking and listening skills as well as their ability to speak to wider, larger audiences. All pupils engage in a detailed computing package.  Alongside this they are utilising ICT skills throughout other subjects. We know that keeping children safe online is an important factor of modern life and we therefore give pupils the opportunity to explore social media in a variety of context and learn to use them appropriately and safely.


The intention for our curriculum offer is therefore encapsulated in these three statements:

  1. High academic outcomes for all pupils regardless of their starting points.
  2. High quality arts based teaching which develops pupils knowledge and skills in-depth in art, PE, DT, music and RE.
  3. Extended opportunities for self-development. Access to a much broader cultural capital based curriculum that allows pupils to invest time in self-study, understanding of social media, drama and enterprise.

For information on what is currently being taught in each year group please refer to the class pages under the Children’s Area. There you will find a knowledge organiser for this term.


reading room


We have an extensive collection of levelled reading books to support our pupils’ progression in reading, including hundreds of books from the following series:

  • Bug Club
  • Collins Big Cat
  • Oxford Reading Tree

Bug Club Online Reading Books Pupils can log in to Bug Club to access hundreds of levelled reading books (Reception to Year 6) along with supporting comprehension activities.

Oxford Owl Another great website with access to levelled e-books.


Burwell Writing Progression

Burwell Reading Progression

Reception Phonics progression

Year One Phonics progression

Y1 Spelling

Y2 Spelling

Y3 Spelling

Y4 Spelling

Y5 Spelling

Y6 Spelling

school term dates


Times Tables Rockstars Pupils can log into Times Tables Rock Stars to practise their times tables.

Numbots Pupils can log into Numbots to improve their recall and understanding of number bonds and addition/subtraction facts.

Hit the Button Another great website to practise number bonds and multiplication/division facts.

Maths, Science and EYFS

Maths Curriculum Progression Year 1 – 6

Calculation Policy

Calculation Policy

Science Progression Document

Reception – Long term plan

Burwell EYFS Maths Progression May 2023

Foundation curriculum

Art & Design Curriculum Progression

Design Technology Curriculum Progression

Computing Unit Overviews

Computing Planning Guidance

Burwell History Progression 210723

French Curriculum Overview 2023-2024

Music Curriculum Progression

PE Stages of Progression 2023-24

RE Curriculum Overview 2023-2024