St. John’s CE Primary Curriculum
At St John's CE Primary School we follow the National Curriculum throughout the school in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. We firmly believe that the School Curriculum should be broad and balanced, offering children the opportunity to achieve success in many different areas. We believe in preparing our pupils for life beyond St John's so our school curriculum aims to cover the children's academic needs and also their physical, moral, cultural, spiritual and social needs. We want our children to be successful and happy young people who are 'Secondary ready' and embrace life in modern Britain.
Developing every child’s literacy and numeracy is central to our planning and teaching. Each day we focus specifically on these vital basic skills in our basic skills sessions. Then we apply these skills in our cross curricular themed learning throughout the rest of the day. Our cross-curricular approach to learning has a strong creative focus based on key themes, helping children to learn in meaningful contexts, independently and collaboratively. We encourage creativity and support the children in expressing themselves, in all areas of the curriculum, to develop their confidence and foster cooperation. Our curriculum is designed in terms of experiences and activities that will promote the continued growth of each child through the acquisition of knowledge, concepts and key skills.
Each class studies a different theme in depth each half term, leading to approximately 6 themes per school year. The topic overviews can be found on each of the class pages - please see these for more information.
Curriculum linked Educational visits are arranged throughout the year that build on the themes children are learning within school.
Extra Curricular Activities
At St John’s we believe in educating the whole child, one way we achieve this is by offering a wide variety of extracurricular activities and clubs. Activities run during lunchtimes and after school. Some of the current clubs on offer are cooking, French, multi-skills, dodgeball and a running club.