As a whole school family, we have created a school curriculum where our nine Christian values are embedded at the heart of all we do. We take great care to ensure that the value of perseverance underpins all of our teachings, while our over-arching value of love unites all experiences of life and learning at St Thomas’.
St Thomas’ children learn through a progressive, creative, topic-based curriculum which is broad and balanced.
We use Lancashire Planning Documents to form the basis of our planning. We then work to ensure our curriculum meets the needs and interests of our children, whilst making sure it meets National Curriculum requirements.
We also recognise the importance of educating the ‘whole’ child in order that all pupils can make good progress, socially, emotionally and academically.
We aim to deliver a curriculum that is fully inclusive, provides challenge for all and develops the skills and attitudes required to excel in learning, whilst also preparing our children to be responsible 21st century citizens, who are ready to take their place in Modern Britain.
But most of all, we strongly believe learning should be lively, engaging and fun!
To find out more about National Curriculum requirements, please follow the links below and read the attached documents:
KS1 and KS2
At St Thomas’ we recognise, not only the importance of helping pupils to flourish academically but also spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, so that they are fully prepared for life in British society and for their role as responsible citizens. The promotion of ‘British Values’ is central to our education because British values have their origin in the Christian Values of our nation.
At St Thomas’ Primary we uphold and teach about British Values within the framework of our Christian Values. These British Values are defined as:
- Rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
These values are integral to our vision and day to day life at school. They are also reinforced in whole school assemblies and through timetabled sessions within our broad and balanced curriculum.