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Our Curriculum


At Blackshaw Lane we use a thematic approach to deliver the 2014 National Curriculum providing opportunities to link subjects wherever possible. Themes or enquiries will utilise cross-curricular links and skills and knowledge may be covered in a block or will be taught each week. This will depend on whole school priorities and the needs of each class. When links are effective, pupils will apply the knowledge and skills learnt in one subject, to others. Learning will also have greater relevance and coherence. We strive to ensure that expectations and standards in the foundation subjects reflect those in English and Mathematics learning. Links between subjects enable children to have a deeper understanding of the subjects which have been brought together. Where possible, visits, visitors and their planning are used to enhance children’s experiences and enable them to understand the “real-life” application of their learning. Teachers use their professional judgement about which aspects of the programmes of study should be taught in depth, so as not to compromise the breadth and balance of the curriculum. We are currently working hard on developing our History curriculum.


Since January 2018 phonics will be taught using Read, Write Inc phonics. and developing a school community wide investment in reading fluency and reading for pleasure is a key priority school is currently working.

Please see each class page for more details about the curriculum areas being taught each term.