At St. John’s, we believe learning should be a fun and rewarding experience through which children successfully learn a variety of skills, knowledge and understanding that will equip them for further education and later life. We provide the children with an engaging and active curriculum including outdoor learning opportunities. Our curriculum provides children with an appropriate level of challenge as well as support and inspiration so that they can make very good progress in all aspects of their learning.
The St. John’s curriculum is balanced and broad and it promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of the pupils and unlocks and nurtures unique potential within our children.
Children who are in Years 1 – 6 upwards follow the 2014 National Curriculum requirements in all curriculum areas, which include English, Mathematics, Science, Information Technology, Design Technology, Art and Design, Physical Education, History, Geography, Music and Citizenship. In addition to these subjects we teach R.E. which, as a Church School, we place a special emphasis on. All of our children are also taught Spanish as we value the importance of learning a modern foreign language.
Children within the Early Years Foundation Stage follow recommendations set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. This involves the pupils learning through three prime areas:
• Communication and Language
• Physical Development
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development
And four specific areas:
• Understanding of the World
• Expressive Art & Design
The children within this age range explore through play and investigation. In addition to all of the aforementioned subjects, the children are taught to respect and care for each other and their environment, and they are encouraged to take pride in themselves, their work and their school.