At St John the Evangelist Primary School all children have a right to a broad, balanced and relevant education which provides continuity and progression and takes individual differences into account. We want children to develop a love of learning across a wide range of subjects. All work is planned to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum (2014) and staff work hard to deliver exciting and stimulating lessons. The National Curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
Our curriculum seeks to give our children excellent core skills so that they can learn about the world around them and achieve their potential. At St John's, our children come into school ready to learn and with a wide range of talents and interests so we believe that every subject is important and we invite our children to come along on a journey of discovery through the arts, science and humanities so that they have a broad base of knowledge to understand the world and shape their future.
To develop our increasingly diverse school population, we aim to provide a wide range of cultural influences through our topics, assemblies and lessons to challenge thinking and celebrate diversity. We also recognise that our children need to develop their independence and resilience so that they are ready for the challenges of the curriculum and their next phase of education. Children leave St John's reflecting our core mission: as good people who can make a difference in the world.
At St Johns our curriculum is organised into a 2 year rolling plan Cycle A and Cycle B. In each year there are usually 6 termly topics. Each topic has a main focus and is usually based around a quality English text. These plans are regularly reviewed and adapted to meet changing needs and interests and ensure that our children are given access to the best of what has been thought and said. We work alongside curriculum experts when developing our subjects to ensure that they have coherence and progression during their time at St John's. Our curriculum is designed around individual subjects with links made between them to create topics.
WIthin the teaching and learning section of our school website you will find a page for each subject with information setting out our vision for each subject, the knowledge and skills progression map (what they will learn each year) and how we organise the curriculum (how it is sequenced). If you want to know more then please come and see us! You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring us on 01625 428 222.