Curriculum

Curriculum and Assessment

A common set of values underpins Thrybergh Primary’s curriculum to prepare our children for life in modern Britain and the challenges of the rapidly changing world we live and work in. While preparing our children academically for the next phase, through our curriculum, we aim to raise their aspirations and develop;

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Positive attitudes
  • Self confidence
  • Creativity

The curriculum is carefully designed to fire the children’s imaginations and make learning vivid and real for them. Strong, cross curricular links strengthen the relevance of learning and provide opportunities for the children to apply their knowledge and skills in a range of meaningful contexts. The flexibility within the national curriculum guidelines allows us to organise learning into topics where the programmes of study are covered at different depths according to the different stages of development of the children. A two year rolling cycle of topics encourages team work between classes and makes learning exciting, engaging and fun.

Topics studied have overarching themes of:

Cycle 1 (2017-18) Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 1 and 2 Bright lights, big city 3 2 1 Blastoff! Wriggle and Crawl
Year 3 and 4 Burps, Bottoms and Bile Amazing Adventures! Mighty Materials
Year 5 and 6 The Great Outdoors The Wonders of the World Let Me Entertain You!

 

Cycle 2 (2018-19) Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 1 and 2 Scrumdiddlyumptious Under the Sea On A Safari
Year 3 and 4 What A Wonderful World Rule Britannia! Mighty Metals
Year 5 and 6 WW2 Darwin’s Delights Europe and Beyond

While incorporating a progression in the acquisition of skills and knowledge, the curriculum provides frequent opportunities for the children to reinforce and apply their learning, therefore increasing understanding. Topics also provide frequent opportunities for the children to apply their Maths and Literacy skills in meaningful real life contexts.

Each topic is enriched by the use of new technologies, visits, visitors and first hand experiences to aid understanding. The children are involved at the planning stage as we value their ideas and contributions and want them to be inquisitive and passionate about their learning. Every child is unique and different approaches are used to explore and deliver topics to ensure all our children are challenged and develop the skills they need to be confident and successful lifelong learners.

While incorporating a progression in the acquisition of skills and knowledge, the curriculum provides frequent opportunities for the children to reinforce and apply their learning, therefore increasing understanding. Topics also provide frequent opportunities for the children to apply their Maths and Literacy skills in meaningful real life contexts.

All lessons follow a similar model where the “Teach and Do” approach is applied in all classes. The ‘teach and do’ approach increases the pace of work and breaks up learning activities into smaller, more manageable chunks.  As the lesson progresses ‘assessments of learning’ are made and misunderstandings are dealt with immediately.  We also give the children regular opportunities to ask and answer questions to consolidate their learning.  Lessons are fun and interactive, with lots of demonstration, modelling and explanation. Paired or group work features regularly.  As a result of this our children are able to articulate their learning in different situations and are confident to attempt new tasks positively.

If you would like to find out more about our curriculum or have any queries please contact Mrs R McDermott, Headteacher or Mrs K Edmondson, Assistant Headteacher. All our contact information can be found on the contact us page.