Curriculum content has been designed to be underpinned by Christian and British Values. As pupils find out about their own locality and the world beyond, they also learn that they can have a positive impact both here and beyond. Significant figures and societies from the past and how they have influenced life today are studied. Pupils also learn about ethnic, cultural and religious diversity and are given opportunities to consider themes such as environmental issues and inequality.
There is an emphasis on high quality teaching of the visual arts, drama and music, as they encourage imagination and creativity as well as developing children’s understanding in subjects across the curriculum. A range of cultural experiences such as visits to galleries, museums and the theatre contribute to this deeper understanding. The arts are valued by all stakeholders as they provide opportunities for our children to express themselves and enjoy learning.
At the heart of learning at Thurgoland is the development of pupils as effective and enthusiastic learners, as the curriculum encourages them to become independent, resilient and to have self-belief. Pupils are encouraged to question, investigate and problem-solve, applying their knowledge and understanding and thinking critically and analytically in a range of contexts. Throughout the curriculum pupils are encouraged to understand that making mistakes is an important part of the learning process. This approach ensures that pupils are prepared well for the future and carry with them a lifelong love of learning.
Click here to find out what is taught in each year group.
For further information about our curriculum, please contact the head teacher.
Click here to view the National Curriculum programmes of study.
Values that are at the heart of Thurgoland