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Thringstone Primary School

Our Curriculum

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 phonic phases. 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 banded books, ‘quick reads’ or appropriately challenging books.

Phonics is an important aspect in developing early reading skills. At Thringstone Primary School we follow the systematic synthetic phonics programme from Phonics International.  This programme has been validated by the DfE.

Please see below the topics covered and the year group curriculum overview and 2022-23 framework;