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Statement of Intent 

At Blackburn Primary School, our vision is to provide our children with a curriculum that enables them to become resilient, ambitious learners who take pride in their achievements and have high aspirations and expectations for their future.

To help reach this outcome, we use a topic approach to deliver the curriculum which provides exciting opportunities for children to see the links between different subjects and apply their learning to a range of different contexts. The topics are chosen purposefully not only to ensure coverage but to engage and build on all the experiences of the children. Tope are based on the National Curriculum 

In delivering the curriculum, the use of co-operative learning strategies throughout all our lessons, alongside high quality teaching and engaging topics, ensures all our children are confident in tackling new situations, can work independently or as part of a team and develop a love of learning.

Children will therefore leave Blackburn Primary School equipped with the skills and knowledge to allow them to be successful in their own pursuits and to know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society.

Early reading is essential to future learning at Blackburn. As a school we teach phonics using the 'Letter and Sounds' approach. Click the link for more details. 

Curriculum topic overview

If you would like further information about the curriculum please contact the school office.

Curriculum Complaints Procedure

All complaints will be dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

Most complaints can best be resolved in discussion with the head teacher or other staff. Failing this, copies of relevant documents, explaining the procedures for considering complaints, will be supplied to the complainant or referral made to the L.E.A.

Reading at Blackburn 

At Blackburn Primary School we have a bespoke reading approach tailored to our children. Our approach is research informed so that our children get the very best early reading experience and become confident fluid readers who enjoy exploring books and written text. 

Maths at Blackburn

We follow a Mastery Maths approach to Maths using White Rose Maths. For more details click the link. 


At Blackburn Primary School we believe that a strong PSHE curriculum is essential to help our pupils develop into well rounded children, who are making positive contributions to society. Our curriculum encompasses relationships, and health education, financial education and e-safety. Below is an overview of what is taught in each year group: