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"The Connected Curriculum helps children to form meaningful links between the learning that takes place."


"My child looks forward to learning new things and likes to be challenged."


"Strength: The value the school puts on academic success and non-academic success (eg sports)."

"Strength: Giving children lots of life learning experiences and opportunities."

Comments from the Parents' Questionnaire, Autumn 2016.


Balshaw Lane's curriculum

At Balshaw Lane, we strive to provide an engaging and motivating curriculum, alongside our aim for high academic standards.  We design our curriculum around 'connectors' which link together the learning in different subjects. We find that this makes the learning more meaningful for the children and helps them to make connections to their own experiences and to 'real life'.


The links below explain about our readng and phonics schemes, as well as our connectors. There are also copies of the termly curriculum letters which go out to each class.


Further information can be found by following the link to the DfE's National Curriculum and Early Years curriculum within 'Curriculum Overview'.