Discover … our exciting new curriculum!
Discover … our new adventure!
At Thomas Barnes, we are enthusiastic about being curious, life-long learners. We provide a broad, rich, relevant and meaningful curriculum which, as a team, we are very proud of.
The launch of our new curriculum sees topics broadened and opportunities for independence and creativity heightened. Each adventure is built around the principle of greater learner involvement and ownership, with the aim of preparing them for life in the 21st Century. It requires children to think in depth and answer questions around a theme, whilst engaging in language rich texts. We aim to inspire and excite children in their learning whilst embedding core skills across the curriculum.
The adventure begins with a Launch Day intended to engage and excite children about their learning. We complete each journey with a Showcase Afternoon, where parents and relatives are invited into school to share in the children’s achievements. This provides real purpose to their learning and many of our Showcase Afternoons focus on developing their entrepreneurial skills ready for their future.
Developing their independence and motivation as learners and their sense of responsibility as future citizens is at the heart of all our teaching and learning.
We aim to provide a broad, balanced curriculum which is interesting and exciting, building on the children's enthusiasm for learning. Through our curriculum, we want to prepare children for the world they live in today. It is very important that the children are numerate and literate and able to access the next stage of their education without any barriers. We put a lot of emphasis on supporting the children to develop good skills in these areas and ensure that every child reaches their potential. However, we also believe that there are other important skills and attributes that the children need to develop to be successful and we believe that our curriculum provides them with the opportunities to do that.
We want children to be tolerant individuals who are accepting of difference and who do not see difference as something to be scared of. We want to develop their ability to listen to the views of others with respect before deciding for themselves. We want the children to be interested in the world around them, to be able to ask questions and to be inquisitive. They need to be able to work in teams to reach a common goal. In order to achieve all this we give the children a wide range of experiences through our curriculum and push them out of their 'comfort zones', helping them to become thoughtful, independent individuals.