The curriculum at Thornton Dale is relevant and inspiring! We have a creative approach which is specifically tailored to our children’s needs.
As staff we have given careful consideration to our children; their experiences and needs and developed a bespoke curriculum model that caters for them specifically.
Our curriculum intent is to:
Our Golden Threads of Nurture and Relationships, Highest Expectations and Creative and Innovative Sequential Approaches are embedded throughout our Curriculum. Our experiences pledge is tailored to our children's need to ensure that pupils have a wide range of opportunities by the time they leave our school.
Our curriculum is implemented through Learning Missions. These are whole school, cross curricular topics that aim to inspire and excite children about new learning.
Through each Learning Mission, the children go on a learning journey from launch to landing. Children use knowledge organisers to support their learning so they remember long term the content they have been taught.
Here is more information about our Learning Mission approach at Thornton Dale Primary School.
We value each child’s contribution and individuality. Our individual Learning Mission books are full of published work with we are proud to share with others.
Here is our curriculum progression document.
The impact of our curriculum approach is that it truly inspires learners, igniting a learning passion and developing ‘learning for life’. English and Maths are taught as discrete sessions in the morning, but wherever
possible they will link to the current Learning Mission. Weekly Science sessions link to our Learning Missions wherever possible. Teachers ensure a clear progression for all subjects and have high expectations for children’s
achievements in every subject. Knowledge organisers are used for science and foundation subjects to ensure children remember what is taught long term.
For more information please contact our curriculum lead - Mrs Danielle Collins