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National Curriculum- Year 1 to year 6

We have built our curriculum to ensure our children develop the knowledge and skills to prepare them for life and work in the 21st Century. We are committed to providing a broad and balanced curriculum which inspires and engages- sparking a passion towards learning as well as allowing children to develop spiritually and in their faith. 


Our school ethos underpins teaching and learning in all subject areas-

Our St. John’s family nurtures a culture of Christian love and respect for each other and the world around us. Through togetherness, patience and compassion is encouraged. By providing creative experiences and challenge for all learners, children grow in resilience, learn to persevere and develop belief in themselves and build hopes and dreams for their future.

Head, hands and heart is a focus for our planning across the foundation subjects asking the questions- What knowledge do you have? What skills can you develop? What are you passionate about that you can share now and in the future?

We follow the National Curriculum Programmes of study and have adapted these to ensure a continuing learning journey for our children in mixed classes. The learning is structured under an overarching theme for the half term which incorporates the skills, understanding and knowledge which the children need to learn at each age phase across all subject areas.

Have a look at our class long term plans which show our amazing and exciting themes which allow our teachers to make links between subjects to make learning purposeful and exciting. Explorers, Discoverers and Inventors are mixed year groups in which children spend two years this means a two year planning cycle is in place. Adventurers is a single class.

Curriculum Enhancements 2018-2019

 If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach please contact the school directly.
It was lovely to show prospective parents around school last week during our Open Day. If you were unable to attend the sessions please contact us so we arrange to show you around and have a look in the parents section of this website where the Power Point presentation from the Open Day is shared.