Curriculum Overview Thorpe Acre Junior School is committed to delivering and meeting the requirements of the National Primary Curriculum 2014 and we have updated our schemes of work to reflect the content and challenge of the new curriculum. The curriculum is taught with the consideration of the needs of all learners and work is scaffolded to meet the children’s needs. We aim for our curriculum to be exciting and to inspire children to nurture a love for learning and encourage inquisitiveness, confidence and resilience in our pupils. Opportunities to promote reading, writing, spelling, punctuation, grammar and mathematics throughout the curriculum are exploited through a cross curricular approach to learning. During the year we have enrichment days and weeks, which allow children to develop their skills in a more focused way. We also offer a variety of educational visits and visitors which reinforce the learning that takes place in the classroom. Alongside the introduction of the new curriculum in September 2014, the government removed previous levels of attainment and has allowed schools to develop their own approach to assessment. At Thorpe Acre Junior School teachers regularly and frequently assess pupils’ attainment and progress using a day-to-day formative assessment and a stepped approach at the end of a unit. These inform the pupils’ next steps for learning and are shared with the children through verbal and written feedback.
If you have any questions about what your child is learning at school, or how best to support their learning at home, do not hesitate to arrange a time to discuss it further with your child’s teacher.
Please see the class newsletters for the topics that your child is studying this term. Go to "Children's Zone" and to your child's class.