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Our Approach

At Little Thurrock Primary School, our curriculum is based upon the skills that children need to develop to be successful life-long learners. From an early age we develop a love of reading through shared stories and a systematic approach to teaching synthetic phonics which transfers to a curriculum which has quality texts at its heart. This approach allows children to develop as fluent readers and creative writers who have a good grasp of grammar.

As a school we are developing a mastery approach to the teaching of mathematics through our engagement with maths mastery specialists; from an early age we develop mathematical fluency and reasoning in our children using concrete, pictorial, and abstract materials.

We believe that children’s educational experiences should be broad and balanced and should expose them to the best that has been thought, said, and created to ensure each child is prepared for the 21st century.

One of the unique features of our curriculum is the way in which we adapt it to the needs of our most vulnerable learners. This allows children to receive an individualised curriculum offer and access unique learning experiences. We believe passionately in learning outside the classroom and utilise our extensive grounds, the local area, and sites further afield to develop children’s understanding of how the world works; is connected and how they fit into it.

Safeguarding is at the heart of all that we do as a school. We teach children how to keep themselves safe in the real world and online and how they can access help and support. We actively promote healthy lifestyles through our curriculum and our excellent before and after school offer.

Little Thurrock Primary School is a diverse school where British values are strongly promoted, and children are encouraged to embrace differences. We work in partnership with local organisations such as The Royal Opera House through the Trailblazer project. The School Games programme (SSP) enables our children the opportunity to participate in a year-round sporting calendar with over 30 sports available, specifically designed to get children competing at intra-school and inter school levels.

We value our community and the harmonious relationships that exist within our school and do all that we can to promote co-operation, tolerance and understanding.

We are passionately committed to providing our pupils with the best possible start in life. We are driven to equip every child with the knowledge, skills and values they need in order to become resilient, responsible and happy citizens of the changing world we live in. 


In this section you will find all the information you require to view our whole curriculum. If you would like to find out further information about each Year group, please click on the year group tab under the PUPILS section of the website. 


Long term plans