At St Thomas’ we endeavour to make the curriculum we offer as interesting and as exciting as we possibly can for the children; relevant to, but extending, their experience through as much first hand and practical experience as possible. We extend and enrich the curriculum through many educational visits and regularly use the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester as well as local resources such as St Thomas’ Church, Central Library and the Art Gallery, as well as visits further afield. We cover many aspects of the curriculum through a topic approach which is arranged as a two year cycle to ensure curriculum coverage.
We very much concentrate on providing children with the Literacy and Numeracy skills they will need to succeed at their chosen high school and in life beyond, so the teaching of Reading, Writing and Mathematics is given the utmost priority and your child’s progress will be closely monitored as they travel through the school. We offer extension activities for those children who are identified as being more able and a variety of intervention strategies for those children who are working below or significantly below expectation. Your child will do English and Maths each day and will also have a session of guided reading as part of a group on a daily basis.
Whilst in Key Stage 2, all children will access swimming for the year and there are opportunities for all children through school to take part in after school clubs throughout the year. We also have a football team and send representative teams in several sports to take part in inter-school tournaments. All children have access to 2 hours sports teaching per week.
We give all children opportunity to go with a parent/carer to see one of the major pantomimes each year, and arrange other theatre and musical trips through the year. All classes take part in Fun Day at the end of year, in addition to the educational visits arranged to support the curriculum throughout the year.
As a controlled Church of England primary school we follow Stockport’s Religious Education spiral curriculum and all our collective worship, which happens on a daily basis, is guided by the Diocese of Chester. We regularly visit St Thomas’ Church to use it as a teaching resource and more importantly we use it throughout the year for whole school worship on special occasions. Rev Chris Blunt delivers a weekly whole assembly. Parents are invited to our Friday Celebration Assembly at 8.55am, which celebrate the work and behaviour of our children during that week.
Please click on the Curriculum Overviews below to view more information about individual classes.
If you have any further queries regarding the curriculum please contact your child’s class teacher or Mr Sanchez (Headteacher).
EYFS Overview - Objectives and Skills
KS1 Overview - Objectives and Skills
LKS2 Overview - Objectives and Skills
UKS2 Overview - Objectives and Skills