Class R

Mrs Mackie, Mrs Bamforth, Mrs Eynon make up the teaching team in Class R.

Our priority is for every child to learn to read using a phonetical approach through a language rich environment.

We provide a happy, secure, well-ordered, and stimulating environment, where children develop to be their best selves through interaction with sensitive adults and other children.

Our priority is for every child to learn to read using a phonetical approach through a language rich environment, daily story times, a weekly book loan from the school library and sharing and promoting our love of books.

We inspire enthusiastic, caring, and open-minded learners through our broad and balanced curriculum which extends previous learning and covers all areas of learning as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. Above all else, we learn in fun, purposeful and engaging ways. This ensures that our children develop positive attitudes to learning, self-motivation, curiosity, confidence, responsibility, develop their knowledge and skills.

Our children learn through first-hand experiences rooted in purposeful play in which they can become actively engaged, expressing thoughts, ideas, and feelings. Visits to Mayfield Alpaca animal farm and Kirklees Light railway and visitors, such as a dentist and people who help us, enrich our learning along with links with our local community, including reading to members of Thurgoland Welfare Luncheon Club. Whole school themes, such as Black History Month, Road safety, Internet safety and anti-bullying are incorporated at suitable and appropriate levels to the childrens’ age and understanding.

In a nutshell – we develop the whole child socially, spiritually, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and aesthetically all whilst having heaps of fun! Therefore, ensuring the learning journey at Thurgoland School is not only positive, knowledge rich but aspirational.


Class R Curriculum

Values that are at the heart of Thurgoland


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Halifax Road
S35 7AL

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