Achieving, Caring & Respecting with Confidence

Affiliated with
St Augustines C of E

Affiliated with
St Augustines C of E

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Welcome to Thorpedene Primary School.      Important news on our Stowaways (guinea pigs) click here . . .     Our Golden Rules:    . . .  We are gentle  . . .  We are kind and helpful  . . .  We listen  . . .  We are honest  . . .  We work hard  . . .  We look after property.

Teaching & Learning

Our teachers and other adults seek to provide a learning environment related to the children’s perspectives of the world on first-hand experiences and to their developmental needs and interests. True learning has been achieved when children are able to understand and to apply their knowledge to different situations. Direct experience provides children with the conditions necessary for learning to take place.

Children work, according to their age and ability, within a varied framework, working either individually, in small groups, in ability and mixed ability groups, or as a class pursuing and developing their interests through first hand experiences and discovery. Our aim is not purely to teach children factual information, but to help them learn moral, intellectual, social and physical skills, and to guide their interests, attitudes and values towards the acquisition of new concepts.