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Thorneyholme Roman Catholic Primary School

Key Stage 2

Mrs Entwistle and Mrs Jackson teach the junior children. 


The day starts with prayers. The children then split into ability groups to complete either a session on: spellings, Personal Social and Health Education with relationships, grammar & punctuation, handwriting or French.


Maths lessons are next. We follow 'Maths Mastery' where every child can enjoy and succeed. Each child is given time and opportunities to fully explore mathematical concepts, challenging them through investigations using their ideas in new and complex ways.


After play they have Literacy. 


In the afternoons children have topic work, when they learn all about: Art, Computing, Design Technology, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science and Forest Activities.


Monday mornings are when we have dedicated time for Forest learning with Mrs Entwistle who is a qualified Level 3 Forest School Leader (other additional opportunities to learn in the forest are also planned into the weekly timetable).  Forest school is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland environment. After each session the children fill in a floor book showing and explaining what they have learnt or done that afternoon.


Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to sports which is taught with the infant class teacher, alongside one of the highly skilled Pro Sport Coaching Ltd coaches.


Years 1 through to Year 5 swim during one of the terms within the year, for a block of 10 weeks, at Ribblesdale Swimming Pool, Clitheroe. 


In our class we have daily times of quiet and reflection, a time to think and be still. We follow the 'Come and See' project for Catholic Schools. The areas are taught in 3-4 week blocks and include a time to explore, reveal and respond to each area. 


Throughout the year, children will be learning about different religions. To see how you can support your child with religious education please click on the following:

A Journey in Love Booklet for Parents

National and Global learning is integrated into the children’s learning.  Click on the link to see some of the key national and global events the children will be participating in this year: 

Helpful Topic Links:

Laudato Si' animation | CAFOD

What is Evolution? | The Dr. Binocs Show | Best Learning Videos For Kids |

Have you ever wondered how many living creatures are different in shape and size?

North America | Destination World

Experience the continent with the most diverse environments in this episode of "Destination World."

Parents, please contact school if you have any questions about this term's learning.