We seek to provide an environment in which pupils, staff and parents are committed to the idea of excellence within a caring, supportive community. Thetford Grammar School aims to give access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which is suited to the abilities and aptitudes of each pupil including those who have particular talents or a special learning difficulty.
Pupils entering Thetford Grammar School at three and a half years – five years of age experience a curriculum which reflects the prime areas, specific areas and learning characteristics of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The three prime areas of learning are: communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development. The four specific areas of learning are: literacy, mathematics, understanding the world, expressive arts and design. The three learning characteristics are: playing and exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically.
Years 1 – 6
A broad based curriculum is offered in order to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge, promote enjoyment in learning, and to provide knowledge and skills to equip pupils for work and leisure as active, confident and responsible members of a rapidly developing society. In Years 1 – 6 all pupils follow a core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, French, Geography, History, Art, Design and Technology, Music, Drama, ICT, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Games, PSHCE and Activities. The educational experiences provided are linked to the National Curriculum.
Educational opportunities within and outside of the classroom are provided to all pupils in Junior School. These learning experiences include educational visits and guest speakers in a range of curriculum areas throughout the academic school year. A further addition to our curricular programme is cookery, enabling all pupils to be taught a range of cookery skills in our Junior School kitchen, promoting skills for life and healthy eating.