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The Federation OfBurley and Sopley Primary Schools

A Curriculum with HEART


Our curriculum is built around the objectives set out in the National Curriculum which covers the core subjects: English, Mathematics and Science and the foundation subjects: Computing, History, Geography, Art and Design, Design Technology, Music, Physical education, Languages (French), Citizenship (including PSHE and RSHE) and Religious Education.

We develop projects, which evolve to match the needs and interests of our pupils and which use the strengths and skills of our staff. Our children are naturally curious and deserve a curriculum approach that enables them to ask questions, challenge their thinking and beliefs and make connections. Carefully mapped progression documents ensure children are equipped with the knowledge and skills to CREATE, DISCOVER and EXPLORE. 

Our beautiful forest environments enhance our curriculum, and we work to foster a love and respect for the outdoors. Our curriculum with HEART encourages our children to demonstrate independence and involvement in their learning as well as understanding their responsibility towards each other and the wider world.


Our concept based curriculum empowers our children to know that they have rights and responsibilities within the richness of the wider world. It is an enabling curriculum which allows all children to have a voice and choice by providing them with the knowledge, skills and vocabulary to become fluent and articulate problem solvers who can challenge respectfully. Given our unique settings, our curriculum teaches our children to love the outdoors.