More Able Learners

Our Aims

‘Most able’ pupils are those who have ability or abilities beyond the large majority of children in the school and who consequently require more challenging learning.

The aims of AGT in our school are as follows:

Planning ensures that more able pupils are sufficiently supported and challenged, so that  children make at least expected progress from their starting point.

To support teachers in recognising the wide range of pupils’ talents and abilities.

To encourage and support the development of alternative approaches to teaching and learning that engage, extend and challenge more able and talented pupils at levels appropriate to their ability.

To provide professional development opportunities for staff if highlighted as a need.

To encourage a dialogue between parents, staff and pupils in respect of pupils’ special talents, abilities and developmental needs.

To provide a supportive social, emotional, pastoral and educational environment, including the provision of opportunities for contact with similarly able or talented peers within school and the wider community.

To monitor the progress of and evaluate the impact of AGT within school.

To actively seek students who deserve to be members of the able and talented programme

At Springfield Primary School, every child has access to Quality First Teaching through which differentiation will ensure that all pupils have access to a relevant and appropriate curriculum. This may take the form of extension (providing challenges which go more deeply into a topic) or enrichment (providing other activities which run alongside the normal curriculum and go more broadly into specific areas of study). Teachers use a range of flexible learning and teaching strategies to keep the most able children interested and provide them with challenge.

Burnley Literary Festival

Some of our more able readers at Springfield, were given the opportunity to attend an exciting workshop at Burnley library on Friday as part of Burnley Literary Festival. Here, they met Ash the rapper, who taught them to use books to create poems or raps, using the vocabulary found in them and pupils even got his autograph! They also went on a tour of the library and found the secret section upstairs, which is open to families during the holidays. Pupils said the afternoon was inspiring and one they would never forget!


Useful Dates

3:15 pm Y4, Y5 & Y6 Cricket Club
Y4, Y5 & Y6 Cricket Club
Feb 29 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Y4, Y5 & Y6 Cricket Club
From Thursday 22 February and then every week until Thursday 28 March
3:15 pm Y4, Y5 & Y6 Dodgeball Club
Y4, Y5 & Y6 Dodgeball Club
Mar 1 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Y4, Y5 & Y6 Dodgeball Club
From Friday 23 February and then every week until Friday 22 March
3:15 pm Choir Rehearsal
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 4 @ 3:15 pm – 3:55 pm
Choir Rehearsal
from Monday 11 September and then every week to the end of the academic year [excluding holidays]
3:15 pm Y1 & Y2 Fundamental Games
Y1 & Y2 Fundamental Games
Mar 4 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Y1 & Y2 Fundamental Games
from Monday 19 February and then every week until Monday 25 March
all-day Spring Term Swimming
Spring Term Swimming
Mar 5 all-day
Spring Term Swimming
Year 4 will be swimming this term starting on Tuesday 09 January and every Tuesday thereafter until Tuesday 26 March
3:15 pm Y2, Y3 & Y4 Games Club
Y2, Y3 & Y4 Games Club
Mar 5 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Y2, Y3 & Y4 Games Club
from Tuesday 20 February and then every week until Tuesday 26 March
all-day Y4 Let’s Go Sing Event
Y4 Let’s Go Sing Event
Mar 6 all-day
Y4 Let’s Go Sing Event
on Wednesday 06 March Year 4 will be taking part at the ‘Let’s Go Sing’ event being held at King George’s Hall, Blackburn
8:35 am Parent/Carer Stay & Read Sessions
Parent/Carer Stay & Read Sessions
Mar 6 @ 8:35 am – 9:00 am
Parent/Carer Stay & Read Sessions
starting Wednesday 17 January from 8.35am to 9.00am in the classroom and weekly thereafter
all-day World Book Day
World Book Day
Mar 7 all-day
World Book Day
on Thursday 07 March [Wednesday 06 March for Year 6] we will be celebrating World Book Day and are inviting all our children to dress up as a character from a book. There will be special activities taking place during the day including a storyteller visit organised by Friends of Springfield, ‘The Creeping Toad’


Oxford Road, Burnley BB11 3HP

Tel: 01282 437277

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