The curriculum at Thrapston Primary School is built upon the values of Respect, Empathy, Ambition, Collaboration and Honesty to ensure that every child reaches their full potential. It is focused around engagement, creativity and challenge. Examples can be accessed HERE.
Our aim is to provide all the children access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is interesting, engaging and provides a range of differentiated learning opportunities and challenge, which will develop a life-long love of learning.
The National Curriculum sets the standards that all primary schools must meet to ensure that they provide their pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. Our curriculum development is designed to develop the appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum and beyond, so that our children can flourish and reach their potential.
The curriculum for each year group is designed to ensure coverage and progression across all subject areas.
We recognise children’s prior learning, encourage the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers. Children are supported to achieve their potential and progress with confidence to the next phase of their education.
Our approach to teaching and learning supports our curriculum by ensuring that lessons build on prior learning and provide opportunities for guided and independent practice.
Our curriculum begins in Early Years where children are provided with creative and engaging ways to explore and investigate their learning in a stimulating indoor and outdoor environment. Children are fully immersed into the curriculum; encouraging children to problem solve, experiment, be active and creative while engaging in different themed learning experiences. An overview of the Early Years curriculum can be accessed HERE.
The Wider Curriculum
We continue to embed our school values and opportunities for engagement, creativity and challenge. Children are provided with further opportunities to build their key skills and enhance them in the wider curriculum. The children’s learning is shaped through exciting and interesting themes, which provide them with a wide range of varied and innovative learning experiences. We have a range of exciting trips and visitors throughout the year to enhance the curriculum.
Foundation subject overviews can be accessed from the menu on the right.
As a school, we recognise the importance of the parental role in securing each child’s success. Parents play a hugely important role in supporting their child’s reading journey and are encouraged to regularly support with learning spellings and maths knowledge such as times tables facts.
Statement of Impact
The curriculum at Thrapston Primary School is well planned and thought-through to enable a wide range of engagement, not only within class but in providing out of class opportunities to enable children to develop themselves as learners and encourage each child to be as independent as they can be. We intend that the impact of our curriculum is that children will be academically and physically prepared for the next phase of their education. They will be able to decide what is right and what is wrong, and will be resilient learners. Teachers track the progress of individuals in all areas of the curriculum to inform assessments which are shared with parents in reports and during parent’s evening appointments throughout the year.