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|
Introduction to spelling letter (Sep 16)
|Design Technology (DT)||Geography|
|History||Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)|
|Music||Physical Education (PE)|
|Personal, Social and
Health Education (PSHE)
|Religious Education (RE)|
Science in KS1
Science in Lower KS2
Science in Upper KS2
|Sex and Relationship
|Spellings at Thorndown Primary|
|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
Children in the Foundation Stage will continue to follow the EYFS curriculum 2012
Our curriculum runs on a two year cycle.
Please click here to view the long term Curriculum Plans for Year 1 & 2 – cycle A (2016 / 2017)
Please click here to view the long term Curriculum Plans for Year 1 & 2 – cycle B (2017 / 2018)
Please click here to view the long term Curriculum Plans for Year 3 & 4 – cycle A (2016 / 2017)
Please click here to view the long term Curriculum Plans for Year 3 & 4 – cycle B (2017/ 2018)
Please click here to view the long term Curriculum Plans for Year 5 & 6 – cycle A (2016 / 2017)
Please click here to view the long term Curriculum Plans for Year 5 & 6 – cycle B (2017 / 2018)
For more information about the new curriculum please click on the following link: