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Thorneyholme Roman Catholic Primary School

Curriculum

At Thorneyholme we believe that the curriculum is a powerful tool that promotes a love of lifelong learning, as well as personal growth and development. 

 

We use the National Curriculum as a starting point for a wide and varied learning experience for our children. We ensure that all children have a broad, balanced and relevant education which encourages the highest standards of achievement by all pupils, regardless of ability, gender and or social background.  Our children will have the opportunity to be creative, to be physically active and to be academically challenged; developing their knowledge and skills. 


We aim to teach our children how to grown into positive, responsible people, preparing them for life as effective British citizens.  As a UNICEF Rights Respecting School, we give children the opportunity to explore global issues within their curriculum. Children therefore learn about issues such as Fair Trade, Land Mines, Refugees and Endangered Species.  We enrich it by our strong Catholic ethos based on the Gospel values of respect for ourselves and others, equality and a sense of wonder and awe at the world we live in.  

 

“The extensive enrichment activities form part of what the pupils learn every day. These are highly engaging and contribute to the rich and memorable curriculum."

OFSTED 2019

Curriculum Intent

At Thorneyholme we believe that the curriculum is a powerful tool that promotes a love of lifelong learning, as well as personal growth and development to realise dreams and beliefs. 

We use the National Curriculum as a starting point for a wide and varied learning experience for our children. Our curriculum has clearly defined knowledge, skills and understanding at each stage and sequenced learning steps building towards these clearly defined end goals.  We ensure that all children have a broad, balanced and relevant education which encourages the highest standards of achievement by all pupils, regardless of ability, gender and or social background.  Our children have the opportunity to develop their gifts and talents, to be creative, physically active and to be academically challenged.

The opportunities for an integrated curriculum within our smaller school are considerable and can enhance the effectiveness of a bespoke curriculum. There is a place for both discreet and integrated topic coverage. For example, history although mostly learnt as a discrete subject, is taught and applied in our integrated curriculum projects such as timelines of the life of famous artists in art and composers in music.

Our curriculum is constantly evolving, responding to the needs of learners and their interests by enhancing their learning experiences, through enrichment opportunities and raising awareness from the local area to national and global arenas. Thus, we will develop outward looking pupils who are able to engage in learning about themselves and have an understanding of the wider world and its diverse cultures to become well-rounded citizens. 

It is our belief that children should have pride in their work and are encouraged to be self-motivated to produce high standards of work. 

We enrich it by our strong Catholic ethos based on the Gospel values of respect for ourselves and others, equality and a sense of responsibility, wonder and awe at the world we live in.

 

 

 

 

For further information about the curriculum please look under the Class Pages or contact a class teacher at the school.

 

 

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