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Thurstonland First School

Marsh Hall Lane, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD4 6XD

office.thurstonland@kirkleeseducation.uk

01484 666480

About Us

School Organisation 

 

Classes

There are currently three classes. These are arranged as follows: -

Foundation and Year 1
Year 2 and Year 3
Year 4 and Year 5
Children move from one class to another mainly by age but where this is not possible the Headteacher will have the final say.

 

Teaching & Learning

We aim to provide a broad and balanced primary curriculum with Literacy and Numeracy still at its heart.

The teachers vary their teaching approach depending on the subject and content being taught. Whole class, small groups and individual teaching takes place. Work is differentiated to cater for the needs of all children. Objectives and targets are shared with the children to help them understand what they are aiming to learn and what they need to do to progress.

Children are grouped in varying ways and groupings are flexible. They may be ability, age or friendship based.

We sometimes have special focus days or weeks, such as Health Week or Arts Week. We often invite outside agencies to help provide inspiration and specialist skills in many areas of the curriculum.

 

The School Day

The school day begins at 9:10am. Children are expected to be in the playground ready for the school bell to ring at 9:05am. The children then line up in the playground under the supervision of their class teacher and walk into school ready for registration. Registers are closed at 9:20am. Children arriving after this time are marked as late in the register.

There is a 15 minute break for all children each morning and a 15 minute break each afternoon for Foundation and Year 1 children. On games or PE days the Year 2,3,4 and 5 children may not have had an afternoon break.

Lunchtime is from 12 noon for Foundation and Year 1 children until 1:15pm and from 12:15 - 1:15pm for all other children. School ends at 3:30pm for all children. (Please note that children will not be allowed through the school gate at the close of school until collected by an adult. Year 5 pupils are able to walk home alone if school is given prior notice).