Our Curriculum

At Thurnby Lodge Primary Academy, we passionately believe that our children have the right to a broad and balanced curriculum. The curriculum of the school underpins all the learning that takes place and an engaging and inspirational curriculum can foster curiosity and a passion for learning so that children may develop into life-long learners. 

We cover a wide range of subjects and provide opportunities for academic, creative and sporting excellence.  Emphasis is placed on acquiring, developing and applying core skills in reading, writing, communication and mathematics.


We deliver a novel led curriculum through Wordsmith in English. See the individual Classes link to see how this relates to the National Curriculum. We also deliver discreet phonics, handwriting, spelling and reading sessions outside of the English lessons. Further information can be found in our policies section.


We follow an enriched and personalised Abacus scheme for Maths. See the Classes link  to see which skills are covered when. There is also a list of policies that we use to ensure good skill progression.


Pupils study a wide range of topics which are influenced by their interests. We adopt a cross curricular topic approach to deliver history, geography, art & dt. There are links within each topic to applying English and Maths skills.

Click the link below to see the topic titles that we cover. 


We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Within this curriculum, there are seven key areas of learning: 

  • Personal, Social & Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design.



At Thurnby Lodge, our music curriculum ensures that all pupils perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions.

Children learn to sing and use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others. They also have the opportunity to sing in a choir and perform to others in assembly and end-of-term concerts.

Children understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated including pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

Children have opportunities to learn a musical instrument including focussed Djembe drum lessons in Year 4, ukulele lessons in Year 5 and percussion lessons in Year 6 through Leicester-shire Schools Music Service. In addition they have opportunities to perform in school concerts and at De Montfort Hall concerts.


Other Areas:

Science, PSCHE, RE, French & PE taught discretely. 

 “For more information about how to obtain further information about our curriculum, please contact the school office for more information.”