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registered office is C/O Biggin Hill Primary School, Biggin Avenue, Bransholme, Hull, United Kingdom HU7 4RL.

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Thanet Primary School

Developing aspirations, building futures
and letting imaginations fly as we aim high


Curriculum Rationale

Our curriculum has been designed to give Thanet Primary School an individual identity and ethos which reflects our shared values and vision. Our school context is a key driver when planning and implementing the curriculum as is an understanding of our place within the local community of Kingston upon Hull, and an awareness of the wider world in which we live.

We aim to equip our pupils with aspirations, independence and the skills necessary to succeed in life. 

Depth, breadth and balance are the underlying principles of the curriculum which enables all pupils to achieve.

The curriculum is designed to enable pupils to achieve depth in their learning by providing them with opportunities to master and build on key skills and knowledge throughout the primary years.

The curriculum provides breadth through offering experiences that are tangible and meaningful to our pupils in order to enrich their learning.

The shaping of our curriculum provides balance and encourages pupils to achieve academically, physically and emotionally. It allows pupils to work collaboratively, build resilience and ultimately become good citizens. SMSC and British Values weave through the curriculum.

The intent, implementation and impact underpins the curriculum journey.

Our curriculum intent includes ensuring pupils at Thanet will:

  • Understand the wider world-Enjoy purposeful learning that helps them understand their community and the wider world
  • Raise Aspirations-Have their aspirations raised, be inspired and motivate them to do their best
  • Build Resilience-Leave Thanet as resilient, lifelong learners

This is implemented by teachers having expert skills and knowledge and supporting pupils with building concepts into their long term memory with transferable skills. It is relevant to the needs of the pupils and encourages partnerships with all stakeholders. Subject leaders are well-equipped to lead individual subjects and have a clear vision of what they want their subject to highlight.

The impact of the curriculum is measured through regular book scrutinies, subject specific learning walks and pupil questionnaires. The school leadership team and governors relentlessly drive the curriculum forward and monitor it vigorously.

Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies

Staff have recently worked on a set of core teaching and learning strategies that will be seen in every lesson at Thanet, across the whole school and curriculum. This ensures a consistent approach and clearly shows what learning at Thanet looks like.

learning at thanet blurb 1 .pdf



Our curriculum is accessible for all learners as individual needs are catered for through careful planning, sequencing and assessment. We deliver a curriculum which is purposeful and inclusive and enables all children to succeed and progress from their individual starting points.


Further detailed information about the national curriculum can be found below: 

National Curriculum