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It's now half term. Although we will not see one another for the next two weeks, it is crucial that I set out how to contact me should anyone in your family test positive for COVID. If that does happen, could you please email me at That contact will allow me to make any necessary arrangements and ensure we all remain as safe as possible. Thank you and I hope you all have a great half term holiday. Mr Farrington

Welcome to Burford Primary and Nursery School

We've had a wonderful first half term, despite the pressures brought about by COVID. Please take the time to have a look round our website so you can get an idea of what we are all about. If you then need any more information, please contact us and the relevant person will be happy to talk to you.


Our Burford Primary School motto is: 'ATTEND, ASPIRE, ACHIEVE.'


Our children ATTEND school every day because they look forward to learning! 


We have worked hard to develop a curriculum throughout school which is fun, inspiring, hard work and helps us to ACHIEVE high standards so that we can be ASPIRATIONAL about our futures.


Our curriculum is organised around six topics (one per half term) which are relevant to us. A fantastic class book is at the heart of each of these topics, and we love it when our children are motivated to grab their own copy! At the end of each year, Burford children will have read a minimum of 6 quality texts they're excited to talk about! 


All of our subjects are taught through this exciting topic theme so that our learning has a relevant, engaging context. Each topic is launched with an exciting trip or creative opportunity and, where possible, we invite members of the community to help us to celebrate our hard work at the end of our learning journeys!


Parents are invited to attend a Curriculum Open Evening at the start of each year to find out more about the upcoming topics, trips, class books and more! We want parents to be as enthusiastic about our curriculum as we are, and to help at home too! 



Find out what we learn in EYFS (click to read)

Take a look at our curriculum maps for this year!




We love reading at Burford! We read a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, digital texts and we 'read' films, too!  

By the end of each year, our children can talk excitedly about lots of different authors and texts, and make connections between them. Just ask us! 

We like to invite adult readers into school because we enjoy reading aloud. We also take part in World Book Day each year, because we love to bring our books to life! 


We work with The Burford Reading Gang who help us to learn specific skills needed to enjoy books and films! 

Let us introduce you...

To teach our children good phonics skills, we follow the 'Letters and Sounds' scheme.  



We are really proud of our writing and love to read what we've written to others. We always have an audience in mind for everything we write. Because our writing is engaging, accurate and purposeful, we've even had replies to our letters from The Prime Minister! 


We work hard to improve our speaking and listening skills so that we can articulately present our ideas to others with confidence. Every year, we have a whole school performance week where we focus upon these skills in particular. Last year, we produced a whole school film of 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare!

To find out more, please see the 'Policies' section of our website or talk to your child's class teacher!