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Thorntree Academy Curriculum Offer

Our Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum will give the children the opportunity to develop a rich and deep subject knowledge through the enjoyment, experience and challenge of learning. They will understand the value of their learning and see how it is relevant to their future.

At Thorntree Academy, our curriculum is designed to ensure all children are ready for the next stage in their education. It is based on action research to ensure that it is fit for purpose and meets the needs of all children within our school. Key knowledge for each topic is taught to the children and supported through the use of knowledge organisers. Progressive key skills and concepts are also taught to ensure that children’s learning is interconnected and that they are able to apply their skills in different contexts.

Curriculum Area Link
Curriculum and Subject Coverage 2020-2021 Click here
Early Years Knowledge Organiser and Skills Autumn 2 2020/2021 Click here
Year 1 Knowledge Organiser and Skills Autumn 2 2020/2021 Click here
Year 2 Knowledge Organiser and Skills Autumn 2 2020/2021 Click here
Year 3 Knowledge Organiser and Skills Autumn 2 2020/2021 Click here
Year 4 Knowledge Organiser and Skills Autumn 2 2020/2021 Click here
Year 5 Knowledge Organiser and Skills Autumn 2 2020/2021 Click here
Year 6 Knowledge Organiser and Skills Autumn 2 2020/2021 Click here

Physical Education ( PE )

At Thorntree Academy we believe a high-quality physical education curriculum should inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as teamwork and respect. PE lays the importance in the value of exercise and a lifelong interest in a range of activities. It also seeks to promote enthusiasm for physical activity and challenge.

Policy Link
PE Sports Premium Report 2018/19 Click here
PE Premium Budget Report 2018/19 Click here
PE Coverage Y1-Y6 2019/20 Click here
PE Participation and Kit Reminder Click here


The intent of mathematics in Thorntree Academy is to develop:

– a positive attitude towards mathematics and an awareness of the relevance of mathematics in the real world
– competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills
– an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.
– initiative and an ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others
– an ability to communicate mathematics
– an ability to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life
– an understanding of mathematics through a process of enquiry and experiment
– children’s fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills through a series of small steps in concepts

Policy Link
Mathematics Policy 2019/2020 Click here
Policy Link
Maths Long Term Progression Plan Y1-Y6 LTP
Maths Concept Progression Plan Click here

Religious Education

Policy Link
RE Policy Click here


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Writing, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Policy 2018-2019 Click here
Phonics and Reading Policy 2018-2019 Click here



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Science Policy Click here



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History Policy Click here
Geography Policy Click here



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Computing overview Click here
Computing Policy Click here

Modern Foreign Languages ( MFL )

Policy Link
Modern Foreign Language Policy Click here

Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Policy Link
Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) Click here
PSHCE & RSE Policy Click here

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education ( SMSC )

Policy Link
SMSC Click here
Fundamental British Vaules Click here
British Values Click here

Eco Schools

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Eco School Click here
North East Partner School
IQM Centre of Excellence Award
IQM Inclusive School Award
E-Safety – Progress
E-Safety – Commitment
School games silver
Early years quality mark
Parent view
Numbers count
Eco schools
Click ceop
British heart foundation
Arts council England
School games gold

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

Please read the attached letter about remote learning. Click HERE