Welcome to Village Primary School
At Village Primary School we have the very highest expectations of progress and behaviour. We take pride in everything we do and challenge ourselves to be the very best within a nurturing environment.
Our pupils enjoy an engaging curriculum filled with real life experiences which foster independence, collaboration and determination to succeed; essential skills for life.
Through 'Philosophy 4 Children', which is embedded practise across school, we actively promote a culture of resilience where children feel safe and encouraged to problem solve, question, debate and express opinions.
We take pride in our consistent teaching approaches across school from Nursery to Year 6. Talk 4 Writing, Reciprocal Reading and Maths of the Day are further examples of whole school strategies to instil metacognition. Our pupils can articulate their learning and next steps. Even our very mature Year 6 pupils understand the importance of using practical equipment in maths. Children at Village have a real love of learning!
Our classes enjoy learning through themed topics which include lots of rich experiences to bring the curriculum to life. Our Nursery and Reception classes are relishing the opportunity to access learning in our newly renovated outdoor area. In fact, all children throughout school learn in and outside the classroom. This term also sees the installation of our new Village pond on the school field. This will form part of our new eco area where children will enjoy learning about plants, animals, conservation and growing their own food.
Visitors join us in school to enrich the curriculum. We also take the children on a diverse range of educational visits in our local community and further afield. Just this term our classes have enjoyed meeting an array of wild animals, watched Fire Brigade demonstrations, visited the theatre, taken part in science labs at secondary school and a World War One workshop, to name a few.
We are an incredibly health conscious school; healthy eating and fitness is very important to us. Highly skilled sports coaches train our teachers in a wide range of sports from gymnastics to cricket. We also offer daily sports clubs; this after-school provision caters for all interests. We have just been awarded the silver badge for competitive sports and are now working towards gold.
Confidence is key! We have a strong culture of promoting performing arts and this really fosters confidence in other areas of the curriculum. Even our very small 3 year old Nursery pupils sing, quite often on their own, in front of a large live audience. By the end of Key Stage 2, our experienced performers bring audiences to tears with their maturity and empathy.
Village Primary School's ethos actively promotes British Values and we are working towards the Rights Respecting Schools Award. Everything we do is child centred. We are proud of our heritage and incredibly proud to be part of a larger Thornaby community.
Claire Park Head Teacher Village Primary School