The Thornhill toolbox is made up of six different 'toolsets', designed to encourage a rounded development of our children.
This toolset includes: Speaking & Listening, Reading, Writing, ICT, demonstrating something, visuals such as posters and artworks etc.
This toolset includes: questioning, comparing, mathematical thinking, debating, explaining, problem-solving, logical thinking, reasoning, separating fact from opinion, weighing up evidence etc.
This toolset includes: reflecting, evaluating, planning, sharing, choosing strategies etc
This toolset includes: role play, drama, simulations, brain gym etc.
This toolset includes: risk-taking, generating ideas (brainstorming, hypothesising, speculating), making interesting connections, making unusual comparisons, looking at everyday things in original ways, asking unusual questions.
This toolset includes: self-awareness, self-control, empathy, social skills.
Our school is very special; our school motto is ‘Help Yourself and Others to Learn’. We believe that with support all children can become highly successful learners and that all children are entitled to high quality learning experiences in the classroom and beyond.
At Thornhill we want our children to have a love of learning and develop skills for life.