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Gambia Linking School

Our school is linked to Rev. J.C. Faye Lower Basic School in The Gambia. We regularly keep in contact via email and Skype. We have included some of the powerpoints we have received from them below. Both children and staff have learnt a lot about life in the Gambia from these. The children have also received letters from children in the Gambia which the children loved to read!

African Masks – Gambia powerpoint

Cooking – Gambia powerpoint

Introduction to gambia

The environment – Gambia powerpoint




Mathematics at Thurcroft Infant School teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate reason and solve word problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space in their everyday lives.

At school we use a variety of teaching and learning styles mathematics. Our principal aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding. During our daily lessons, we encourage children to ask as well as answer mathematical questions. They have the opportunity to use a wide range of resources, such as number lines, number squares, digit cards, arrow cards and small apparatus to support their work. ICT is used in mathematics lessons for modelling ideas and methods. Wherever possible, we encourage the children to apply their learning to everyday situations and class topics.


The following links may be useful for you and your child:

Information on subitising

CBeebies Grown Ups  – Show your child how exciting and useful numbers and counting can be. Handy ideas from an early age up to year 1.

CyberKidz – Has access to literacy, numeracy and other games which can be selected by age group.

TopMarks – Games sortable by age range. Wide range of different numeracy skills covered.

ICT Games – huge selection of games sorted into categories ie money, shape, counting, addition, time and much more.

Sumdog – Games that make maths learning fun.



Ofsted Inspection


We are very happy to announce the result of our Ofsted Inspection as OUTSTANDING in all areas! The full report is available to view and download using the link below.


Ofsted report