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Sandholme Drive, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 7RQ


Burley And Woodhead Church of England Primary School


Our Curriculum

Plans for each class are available on individual class pages, and will be uploaded here, as the year progresses.  The documents can be accessed by clicking on the links below.

Further details of our curriculum can be obtained by contacting the school-

Curriculum 2019-20

Maths Calculation Guides for Parents:

These are available below, or on individual class web pages -

Calculation Policy

Year One booklet

Year Two booklet

Year Three booklet

Year Four booklet

Years Five and Six booklet


Red Example Button

Our aim, at Burley and Woodhead Primary, is to develop respectful, resilient, confident children with a love of learning, who are ambitious future leaders of their local and global community.  Our children are recognised in the local community and at their secondary school as kind, reflective, articulate citizens.

The six Burley Woodhead Me areas pull together all the  aspects of a child’s personal, spiritual and academic development in our school.  These are promoted widely and shared with families; our aim is to use a common  language with the children, at home and school, to encourage positive behaviours and fabulous learning habits.

 The school has a strong track record of ensuring that pupils make good progress from their starting points and a history of very high pupil attainment.  Results show that reading, writing and maths have been significantly above the national average for a sustained period. 

Our Six Burley Woodhead Learning Me areas can be accessed through the  quick links on our home page.

Learning to Read

Our school teaches phonics through the Letters and Sounds programme, enhanced by the Jolly Phonics and Phonics Bug reading programmes.

Children are introduced to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts - accessing a wide range of books across the Oxford reading tree, Collins big Cat, Phonics Bug and Songbird Phonics Reading programmes.

As children progress through school, they are introduced to free choice of texts across different genres.  

A guide to how we approach reading, and how you can help your child with reading, is set out below. Please speak to your child's class teacher if you have any questions about your child's reading development. 

Phonics Guides for Parents:

Phase 5 Phonics