Achieving, Caring & Respecting with Confidence

Affiliated with
St Augustines C of E

Affiliated with
St Augustines C of E

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New Curriculum Statement 2014

Thorpedene Curriculum Statement

 At Thorpedene we want to ensure that the new 2014 curriculum has been fully developed throughout the school, fundamentally giving a breath and depth of study within a single year group. In the current academic year years one, three, four and five are immersed fully in the new curriculum. Years two and six are experiencing  the 2014 curriculum whilst ensuring that coverage of English, mathematics and science also draws from the previous curriculum  to remain in line with the requirements for their upcoming SATs tests in the summer. At our school we encourage the children…

Children’s University Summer Challenge

Looking for inspiration this holiday?

Why not try the Children’s University Summer Challenge?

Lots of ideas for activities which you can complete in your neighbourhood.

Go on, get out there, complete an activity and take the evidence to your teacher or the next Passport Control.

Find out more here:

Welcome Back Session

We look forward to seeing you and your child/children at the Welcome Back Session on Tuesday 2nd September.  This is between 2.30 – 3.30pm and an opportunity for the children to see their school friends and teacher, remember where their new classroom is and familiarise themselves with where to put their coats etc, so that they come in ready to start their learning on Wednesday 3rd September.

Hot School Dinner for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

From September every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be entitled to a hot school dinner at no cost due to the Free School Meal Government Initiative for infant children.  The school is currently revising its menu and this will be available on the school website next term.  However, additional funding is available if you meet the normal eligibility criteria for Free School Meals. The Government has introduced the Pupil Premium Grant to help children from lower income families reach their full potential and to achieve higher academic grades at school.  Under this funding arrangement, schools receive…

Menu Week 1





Roast Chicken & vegetables

Fish fingers & chips/hash brown

Vegetable Bolognese

Quorn Chicken & vegetables

Macaroni Cheese/Tuna pasta  bake



Apple & apricot cake & custard

Oaty fruit crunch & custard

Jelly & ice cream/Mousse

Headteacher’s Homework

The Headteacher’s homework is being set to prepare the children for their first topic in September that will be across the whole school ‘Be safe and show how you care’.  I have spoken with the children in Assembly about their ideas and these are some of them:

  1. To make a powerpoint presentation about being safe online;
  2. To make a poster about being safe in the kitchen;
  3. To do a project on some historical figure who has challenged discrimination, such as Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, William Wilberforce, Emmeline Pankhurst, Gandhi or any other person they choose;
  4. To produce a piece of artwork that challenges…

Winners of Anglo Saxon homework

The winners of the Anglo Saxon homework were:  Euan Rowley, Ella Chable and Chloe Parkins, who received Waterstones vouchers and Sarah Withers, Saadia Joomun, Sasha Brook, Ellis Sekhon and Katie Mckay received a cinema voucher as a group for their Anglo Saxon playscript.

School Dinners

From September 2014 Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be entitled to a free hot meal at school each day.

Student Life Taster Day

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