Contact Information

St Thomas CE (VC) Primary School
Sherwood Avenue




01484 226557




Office hours:

8.00am - 4.00pm



Our school works closely with the other schools around us to provide additional opportunities for our children. To find out about who we work with, and what we do click here...

The story of our curriculum - Three years ago we started again with our school curriculum. We decided that we wanted to undertake a process that created a bespoke curriculum for all of our children and by our children. The idea was to make it as interesting as possible and to tie together all of the aspects of the curriculum, in a new and meaningful way. To get things right, we couldn't just go and buy one, so we made our own, based on the expertise and creativity that we have here at St Thomas. Each theme has been carefully constructed to ensure that the children love their learning, generating questions, exploring and discovering. This means that the children quickly become involved in their own learning and that the opportunities for the topic can grow. Our children begin their learning by investigating in preparation before the topic begins, bringing some knowledge into the initial learning. The home-learning folders support family involvement with a fortnightly brief that includes model making, computing, reading and research as well as the application of key skills. Every unit has aspects of spiritual development and self-reflection as well as art, music and outdoor learning. British Values have a key place in our topics, and enhance our very multicultural school and community The teachers carefully enhance the learning with school trips and visitors for every half term.

We're very proud of what we've made and our children seem to really love it. Have a look at the posters to get an idea of how we do it.





Curriculum Policy 2020.pdf
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Promoting British Values at St Thomas CE VC Primary School
Promoting British Values at St Thomas CE[...]
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Current Themes

Our curriculum is special and unique, however does meet all statutory requirements as this document shows.
Mapping statutory content to our curricu[...]
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Early Years Foundation Stage

As the topic name states, thats where most of our learning will be taking place this half much to much to do...



Years 1 and 2

Woodland Adventures

Time to look at the grounds for a final time in our seasonal change observations. At the same time we will be looking at various living things around us. A lovely outdoor topic for this time of eyar.







Years 3 and 4

Record Breakers

A fantastic topic for this time of year - explore the wierd and wonderful records, as well as trying to set our own personal records in many sporting activities. A lovely opportunity to learn about how our body works in a fun way!

Years 5 and 6

Game On

The topic is ‘hung’ on the role of women ; Each curriculum area will be introduced using a woman as an example, and reinforcing in history that womens rights and opportunities were not always the same. Equality nowadays will be considered also from different perspectives. Science for Y5 (Earth in Space) starts with the achievements of Helen Sharman. Whilst in Y6 the science (electricity) follows the work of Grace Hopper. 'Game On' promotoes working together, having equal rights and acknowledging the achievements of all.

The Curriculum Gallery

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