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St Thomas' Catholic Primary School

Truth and Courage

“Pupils at St Thomas’ Primary make rapid progress as they move through the school and achieve highly in all the subjects taught. They are exceptionally well prepared by the time they leave the school to start the next stage of their learning.”

Curriculum Statements

Learning Vehicles.


The school curriculum is more than the National Curriculum: it is everything that a school does to contribute to the development of each and every child from the time it opens to the time it closes each day. 

Recognising this fact, we have developed a rich school curriculum that seeks to serve our vision of Future Readiness through 'Learning Vehicles'. These are largely subject neutral learning themes that teach the National Curriculum subjects, but often go beyond its scope to equip our pupils with essential future ready skills. Our children are enjoying learning through a 'vehicle' and are able to make links between the various curricular subjects and how they all build to a real life end outcome. 


The vehicles go beyond the National Curriculum and also incorporate the following key values:-

 metacognition and self-regulated learning

 teamwork

 values (including Gospel values and British Values)

 managing themselves

 managing relationships

 contributions to projects

 cultural appreciation

 managing time and resources

 global awareness and responsibility


As part of the Vehicles, we aim to provide the children with a range of different experiences to enrich the learning. Each termly Vehicle will include a visit out of school and as many visitors into school that we can find to keep the learning, enthusiasm and interest at a maximum level.