Curriculum Aims at Thorndown Primary School


  • The young people at Thorndown Primary should embrace opportunities to celebrate difference, show compassion, work together, understand compromise and actively contribute to our community and the diverse world around them.
  • Our pupils will develop confidence and self-belief through being connected and actively involved with their own learning.
  • Our curriculum empowers all pupils to achieve by encouraging active involvement, promoting independence, resilience and risk taking.
  • We aim to develop lifelong learners with a thirst for new knowledge, who are able to be informed decision makers as they lead full and satisfying lives.
  • Pupils at Thorndown should be positive in their own identity.
  • All members of Thorndown Primary School will have pride in the quality of their achievements and strive for personnel excellence.
  • Our Curriculum gives opportunities for British values to be promoted so pupils are prepared for life in modern Britain.


A new curriculum was introduced in September 2014 and Thorndown Primary School has adopted and teaches programmes of study set out in the new curriculum for English, Mathematics, Science and the foundation subjects: Art & Design, Design Technology, Computing (formally known as Information Technology),Geography, History, Music and Physical Education.

The main changes to the curriculum can be accessed HERE 


 Curriculum Statements can be found below

KS1 National Curriculum KS2 National Curriculum
English Reading
English Writing
Introduction to spelling letter (Sep 16)

Number Sense for Reception parents
Presentation for KS1 parents
Number Sense Games for KS1
Multiplication & Division tips for Year 3 & 4
Multiplication & Division presentation for Year 3 & 4

Fractions – Curriculum expectations for KS2

Fractions – Information for KS2 parents

Art Computing
Design Technology (DT) Geography
History Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
Music Physical Education (PE)
Personal, Social and
Health Education (PSHE)
Religious Education (RE)
Science Policy
Science in KS1
Science in Lower KS2
Science in Upper KS2
Sex and Relationship
Education (SRE)
 Spellings at Thorndown Primary

Introductory letter
A guide to learning Spelling for Parents
Spelling Apps
Letters and Sounds – High Frequency Word checklist
Year 3 & 4 word list
Year 5 & 6 wordlist

 Curriculum Policy  Assessment at Thorndown
 Assessment Tracking System

– A guide for Parents

 Enrichment at Thorndown


The school will follow the Local Authority’s prescribed Agreed Syllabus for R.E. and the scheme of work for PSHE.


Changes to Assessment and Levels in the Curriculum from September 2015

In September 2015 the Government changed the way that schools assess their pupils.

Click HERE to read the presentation on ‘Is there life without levels?’

Click HERE to read the Thorndown Assessment system from September 2015 document
Curriculum Cycle

Children in the Foundation Stage will continue to follow the EYFS curriculum 2012

Year 1 Year 2
Pre-Learning for Summer 2018 B  Pre-Learning for Summer 2018 B


For more information about the new curriculum please click on the following link: