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Gunness and Burringham

CofE Primary School

Learning together


What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

At Gunness and Burringham C of E Primary School we teach to the appropriate needs of all our children ensuring that we cover all requirements made upon the school in terms of the Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum. We strive to be creative and work hard to provide our children with rich learning experiences. 


The foundation subjects are delivered through a topic themed approach designed to engage and enthuse our children.  These topics are delivered on a two year planning cycle to meet the needs of mixed year group classes. 


Our Foundation Stage curriculum activities are planned using curriculum guidance which curriculum is divided into these six areas of learning:

·        Personal, Social and Emotional Development

·        Communication, Language and Literacy

·        Mathematical Development

·        Knowledge and Understanding of the World

·        Creative Development and Physical Development



Our KS1 and KS2 curriculum activities are planned using the National Curriculum guidance and include:

·        English (Reading, Writing, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)

·        Mathematics

·        Science

·        Design Technology

·        Computing and Programming (Networking)

·        History

·        Geography

·        Art & Design

·        Music

·        PE

·        Modern Foreign Language - French (KS2)



English, maths and science are taught discreetly to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum but lessons are planned and organised to provide cross-curricular links to the topic based learning.


Fostering a growth mindset to build curious and resilient learners lies at the forefront of all our teaching and learning.


Other subjects covered in our school are:


·        Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education (including Drugs Education)

·        Road Safety

·        Sex Relationship Education

·        British Values are introduced, discussed and embedded through our curriculum



Further enrichment activities are offered to the children such as participating in local and national events or awareness raising activities and religious festivals.  Educational visits are planned to provide first hand enrichment learning and a residential experience is offered to Upper Key Stage 2 children each year. 


Parents should visit their child's class page to find out more about learning experiences in school.

Sex Education


This is not taught as a separate subject within the school, but as part of science/health education and personal and social education. Children’s questions will be answered with honesty and sensitivity as the need arises. The school follows the Big Talk Education Scheme.

'We live in a rapidly changing world where keeping our children safe is more important than ever,' a quote taken directly from Big Talk Education.

Safeguarding children is our priority. Big Talk Education are a core member of the Sex Education Forum which is the National Lead body for relationship and sex education. They follow nationally recommended guidelines backed up by over 20 years of experience working with Parents, Children & Teenagers plus training Professionals.

For more information, visit the following website