We teach a creative literacy curriculum and our weekly lessons are supported by the pupils through their voice and participation. We use the Jane Considine Literacy scheme that supports cross curricular links. 'The Write Stuff' is based on two guiding principles; teaching sequences that slide between experience days and sentence stacking lessons. With modelling at the heart of them, the sentence stacking lessons are broken into bite-sized chunks and taught under the structural framework of The Writing Rainbow.
Number is everywhere! We encourage the children at Thornborough to always be inquisitive and to always look for it. Practical problem-solving, use of 'operations', subject specific vocabulary, cross curricular links are all encouraged. Children are curious in all aspects of the subject, and we aim to always facilitate this. We use the White Rose scheme of work, click on the link to learn more.
At Thornborough we hold this subject with very high regard and your child’s wellbeing is at the forefront of all we do. PSHE education is a subject through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
PSHE is a standalone subject, however, it is embedded in our daily routines and in the other statutory subjects. We also teach PSHE though assemblies, daily conversations, key moments in the calendar and when the unexpected happens in our world.
Inquisitive and enquiring minds are supported in our Science teaching. We ensure cross and inter curriculum links are happening. As well as the opportunity for pupil led scientific enquiry within their learning environment.
Art & Design
We nurture our children into creative and confident artist thinkers. Allowing independent choice and freedom of their creative expression.
Design and Technology is a thoroughly hands on subject. Our children are creative and imaginative and use these skills to design great things! This subject encompasses many cross curricular links as well as developing thinking and negotiation skills that can be used in the wider world.
Children at Thornborough are always on the go! Whether it's in their weekly PE or Dance lessons, or taking part in the Daily Mile, or 'Skip to Be Fit', or at playtime building dens and running around, or taking part in Sport Tournaments, or on the bikes and scooters completing circuits ... the list goes on. Healthy and active physical bodies support healthy and active minds. Something we strongly encourage for all our children.
History surrounds us at Thornborough - our school has been part of the village since Victorian times. Inside the school you'll find log books on display from 1874, when school and learning was very different! Many generations of families have attended our school, something we hold with great pride. Our teaching and learning reflects our local heritage and what an important part of the community we are.
Our Geography curriculum encompasses local, national and world awareness. We know that we are part of a small local community, but we are also part of a bigger national and global community. Through Geography, we equip our children to master transversal skills now and for their future.
In an every changing digital world, our Computing curriculum recognises this. Children access many elements of technology and enjoying the wonders of the digital world safely is our priority.
Music is an expression of creativity, which we actively welcome. Our children sing and perform to audience regularly, and the pride they have when performing is wonderful.
We follow the Buckinghamshire RE syllabus, and teach our children an inspiring and inclusive curriculum.