Curriculum

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At St John’s we have embraced the National Curriculum, which became statutory in September 2014.  In the Foundation Stage, we focus on experiences which help the children begin their school life successfully.  The Prime Areas are: Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language and Physical Development.

Foundation Stage long term curriculum plan

In Key Stage One we centre the children’s learning and experiences around Local Issues.  We provide learning experiences for the children to develop their own knowledge of the local area whilst helping them think critically about their local area, beginning their journey of curiosity.

KS1 long term curriculum plan

In Lower Key Stage Two we centre the children’s learning and experiences around two areas: Hobbies and Interests and National Issues.  The children research and investigate these themselves, whilst learning the factual knowledge about them, whilst also learning about historical events which may impact upon their lives today.

In Upper Key Stage Two we centre the children’s learning and experiences around two areas: Good Citizenship and International Issues.  The children learn about their responsibility to make a positive contribution to both their own lives and the wider community.

KS2 long term curriculum plan

When we introduce the children to their half-termly themes, we organise an Entry Point to inspire and motivate them  These may take the form of a visit to a place of interest, a visitor meeting the children in school or an event organised in school.