We use a nationally commissioned scheme to help us teach maths - Maths No Problem! This a mastery approach to maths. More information for parents can be found by following this link
In English, we base our curriculum on the recommended genres by Lancashire and ensure progression by using the KLIPS (Key Learning Indicators of Performance) inline with the National Curriculum.
We follow the National Curriculum for science and weave in lots of opportunities for children to experiment and explore in practical ways. In Key stage 2, we use a 4 year rolling programme to ensure that every child has the required progression.
The Computing Curriculum is an important feature of learning at Balshaw Lane. Pupils learn a variety of key skills and develop responsibility and curiosity in using a range of software programs as they progress through the school. They are taught about editing following reflective practice, animation and programming in addition to many other forward-thinking life skills for a digital world. Pupils throughout school also learn about internet safety and responsible use of ICT, at an age-appropriate level.
Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. At Balshaw Lane Community Primary, the core of computing is Computing Science in which pupils are introduced to a wide range of technology and resilience-building problem solving.
We love art at Balshaw Lane. As well as following the national curriculum, we find opportunities for children to practise their artistic skill throughout other subjects. We have led art projects with other Euxton schools, for example, our recent faith arts week and have had an enterprise week which led to children displaying and selling their artwork in a pop up art gallery.