Curriculum

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It is our belief that children should enjoy their school life, find satisfaction in their achievements and realise their potential to the full. The School endeavours to create tolerant individuals; we will aim to help your child respect and appreciate others, their feelings, views and capabilities. We will encourage your child to be confident and excited about meeting new challenges.

During your child’s life at our school we feel it is very important that home and school work closely together. Through a strong partnership we can share our expectations, develop understanding and celebrate your child’s successes.

Each child will be involved in a curriculum which is broad, balanced, relevant and carefully structured to ensure continuity and progression.

At Thringstone, we teach the core knowledge of the National Curriculum through creative, cross curricular themes. Our curriculum is planned and taught with the consideration of the needs of all learners. We strive to engage our children through an exciting curriculum which inspires children to develop a passion for learning, adds spark and energy to their lessons and encourages inquisitiveness, confidence and a strong sense of self-worth in our pupils.

We place a high emphasis on basic skills and as a result our children achieve well. We aim to produce well-rounded children who can play a positive part as tomorrow's citizens. We actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for others, such as those with different faiths and beliefs. In addition we work on developing the character, resilience and emotional well-being of our children.

During the year we have theme days and weeks, which allow children to develop their skills in a more focused way. There are also educational trips that reinforce learning taking place in the classroom. We have visits from a range of experts in their field -for example, musicians, historians and artists.

Reading is high profile and books are celebrated in school.  Individual reading books in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 are banded by colour. Children can choose a book from the band to which they are directed by their class teacher. These books are from a range of reading schemes. Individual reading books in Key Stage 2 are chosen by children from an extensive range of fiction and non-fiction in our school library. When necessary children are directed to ‘quick reads’ or appropriately challenging books.

Phonics is an important aspect in developing early reading skills. At Thringstone Primary School we follow the DfE's systematic phonics scheme called  ‘Letters and Sounds’.


Please click the buttons below to see the Year Group curriculum overview and 2019-20 framework

Foundation Stage Curriculum Framework


Year 1 OverviewCurriculum Framework


Year 2 OverviewCurriculum Framework


Year 3 OverviewCurriculum Framework


Year 4 OverviewCurriculum Framework


Year 5 OverviewCurriculum Framework


Year 6 OverviewCurriculum Framework

Trips, Visits and Residentials

At Thringstone we really appreciate the value of learning outside the classroom and we aim to offer a good selection of experiences. All classes enjoy day trips and visits to support their topic work and learning and we have an established programme of residential visits for our children. 

Residentials

Residentials We know how important these trips are in developing the children’s independence and their self-esteem, in widening their socials skills and in offering exciting new opportunities- making memories that will last a lifetime!

  Years 3 and 4

  In Years 3 and 4 the children are offered a 2 night/3 day residential at Beaumanor Hall in Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire.

Years 5 and 6

In Years 5 and 6 the children are offered an exciting four night/five day activity centre residential, to Aylmerton in Norfolk.  

Beaumanor

Beaumanor

Beaumanor

Beaumanor

Aylmerton

Aylmerton

Aylmerton

Aylmerton

 

Yew Trail

Yew Trail

 

Whole School Events

Comic Relief

Dress Up & Dance Day

Sponsored Walk

Sports Day

Breakfast Club

Our Activity Breakfast Club runs every morning before school from 8 o'clock. Breakfast includes fruit juice, a choice of healthy cereal, yoghurt and toast.

 The children are fully supervised until the start of school. Children are able to use the ICT suite, play table tennis, use a variety of craft resources and play games.

The Cost is £2 per session which must be paid for on the day or in advance.

Extra Curricular Activities

A number of lunchtime and after-school clubs will be starting this term and will run up to the end of term break (exceptions to this are detailed on the downloadable form).  The clubs involve hard work and commitment from the staff who run them and there is an expectation that if a child chooses to attend a specific club, then they make a commitment and attend each session.

Please indicate the club(s) your child would like to attend and return the form to school as soon as possible.  Some clubs have a restricted number of places available and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

For clubs that run after-school, please inform us of how your child will go home.

For lunchtime clubs which require your child to change clothing, they will be able to obtain a lunchtime pass, allowing them an early lunch.

In addition to the activities listed members of staff run specific clubs aimed at certain groups of children and your child will get a separate letter for these clubs.

We also run a variety of lunchtime activities for children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 each day and give opportunities for all our younger pupils to take part if they would like to.


Please click the image to download the school club form