FS1 – Curriculum Information

Intent

At Thoresby Primary School we endeavour to provide a bespoke curriculum which builds on children’s prior learning and starting points to prepare them for a smooth transition into Key Stage One, where pupils will continue to develop substantive and disciplinary knowledge. The curriculum is designed to provide a secure foundation for life-long learning where pupils are given many opportunities to enhance and embed their learning.

Implementation

Our immersive and curious learning environment aims to widen children’s experiences through independent and inquisitive learning. Through well-planned and resourced spaces our children are given the opportunity to develop high-quality communication and language skills.

Each term, our new curriculum unit is launched through a series of immersive ‘hooks’ which aim to engage and excite the children, sparking their curiosity for what is to come. This is the matched with our learning environment –

Highly skilled practitioner’s regularly review and refine learning experiences in order to build on pupil’s knowledge, skills and interests to ensure a smooth and continuous learning journey. The learning environment aims to give children opportunities to ignite their natural curiosity and imagination, through a natural, calming environment. Children access all areas of the classroom through daily continuous provision, which is carefully planned to enable the children to consolidate prior knowledge. All adult led sessions are used to introduce new learning.

Impact

Children leave our EYFS setting happy, confident and ready for the challenges of the Key Stage One curriculum. They have acquired the necessary expertise in order to start the next stage of their learning journey with enthusiasm and resilience. Developing character is a key part of our curriculum here at Thoresby. At all times children are encouraged to believe, persevere and succeed.

Curriculum Information

My daughter really loves going to Thoresby. She is doing brilliantly and I am beyond grateful that she goes to such a good school.

Parents evening feedback

My daughter enjoys all aspects of school life, she involves herself in many activities and represents the school in various team sports. We are pleased with all her progress.

Parents evening feedback

Thoresby helps us to learn that we are all unique and special in our own way.

Children's comments

This school offers varied education in an environment with so many children from so many parts of the world, and do it very well you see happy smiling children every day! Hats off to this school!

Parents evening feedback

Thoresby gives me the opportunity to have a great education. The topics are great!

Children's comments

Excellent communication from the school. Amiable, knowledgeable and caring staff. A strong school with an impressive ethos.

Parents evening feedback

We are very happy with Thoresby, lovely staff and teachers.

Parents evening feedback

Both of my daughters have thrived since coming to Thoresby. I am so pleased with their progress.

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The teachers are supportive, honest and provide help and encouragement to all needs of the children and parents.

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I am proud to be part of the Thoresby community.

Children's comments

Thoresby gives me the opportunity to have a great education. The topics are great!

Children's comments

Thoresby is a special place.

Children's comments

Our daughter started Thoresby in September 2018 – she has grown in confidence and the support from her teachers is constant. We are very happy with everything the school offers and provides.

Parents evening feedback

I would like to say that both our children – daughter in year 4 and son in year 6, enjoy attending their lessons and their topics they are being taught.

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I think Thoresby is an amazing school. The teachers are approachable and my son loves school.

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Everybody is welcome at Thoresby.

Children's comments

Thorersby combines academics, crafts and sport to bring out the best in their students. Good Job!

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Thoresby gives us opportunities to spend time with the coaches and develop our sports skills.

Children's comments

My son has loved attending Thoresby. He takes the Thoresby values with him and has turned into a lovely boy. I know the school has contributed to him.

Parents evening feedback

Thoresby is amazing! Everyone is made to feel welcome and part of the community. I’m so happy that my son gets to attend this school.

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It has a really supportive, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. It is inclusive and family orientated.

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We love Thoresby. Both of our girls go there and have had a fantastic time. It is very supportive and nurturing.

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I feel the school is a blessing for parents who have the opportunity to send their kids here as they provide the best education and pastoral care possible.

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My daughter has been coming here since nursery and has always loved the school, she is doing really well in all her subjects and I couldn’t be happier with her progress.

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I adore the nursery and the different learning areas. I really appreciate the kitchen making specials treats and meals for children with allergies.

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My son and daughter are both very happy at Thoresby. The staff are approachable and helpful and the children are offered a good variety of different opportunities.

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Exceptional! So supportive. Staff go above and beyond for both of my children and it is much appreciated.

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We are lucky to have Kaleidoscope every year! We learn so much and everyone comes together for a celebration.

Children's comments

Thoresby gives me the opportunity to have a great education. The topics are great!

Children's comments

My daughter has had a fantastic education at Thoresby and her teachers have supported her emotional development as well.

Parents evening feedback

The support from the teaching staff is very good and the pastoral care of our children, especially when needed for our son. Overall very positive.

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Thoresby management team ensure that the school is inclusive and forward thinking. I have always been impressed by the way this school is run and continue to be – especially their dedication to child protection and wellbeing programmes.

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Our son is absolutely thriving at Thoresby. He has really got on well with his teachers and enjoyed lessons. If asked he would say the dinners are best but his progress speaks for itself. Thank you.

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Our son has been coming here for 8 years. He will be doing his SATs soon. He loves coming here and loves the food. He has so many friends and loves all his classes too. He gets on well with everybody and all his teachers have been brilliant with him. Thoresby is a good school.

Parents evening feedback

Thoresby is a brilliant school and my kids love coming here.

Parents evening feedback

I think Thoresby is a very good school. My boys always enjoy coming to school. The teachers are very helpful ad friendly.

Parents evening feedback

Thoresby has been brilliant for my boys, really supportive and encouraging.

Parents evening feedback

It’s a great school. My child is settled and any problems are dealt with quickly.

Parents evening feedback

Thoresby is an amazing school and the best aspect of the school are the brilliant selfless teachers who put the children at the forefront of everything.

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All three of my children have been taught at Thoresby with my youngest leaving this year. I have fond memories of Thoresby over the years and found staff helpful and very supportive.

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My daughter started in September and she has flourished. Not only in an academic sense but in terms of her social skills and her open-mindedness to others – it’s been a fantastic experience for her!

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My children are very happy at school.

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My daughter is making great progress at Thoresby. Overall I am very pleased with every aspect.

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The outside area is so much fun!

Children's comments