“This outstanding school provides a good balance of learning and fun.” Ofsted 2011
Our curriculum has a strong focus on supporting children in acquiring basic skills of reading, writing and numeracy with plenty of opportunities for excitement and innovation. We are a lead school for Big Maths and work closely with Ben Harding who developed the program.
We have clear, consistent approaches to the learning of phonics and acquiring numeracy skills. The programs of Read, Write, Inc phonics and Big Maths begin in Nursery and are followed through the whole school. This means that each year pupils build on existing skills and develop new ones.
Each year group follows topics from the Cornerstones curriculum. Staff adapt these topics to meet the needs and interests of St John’s children. Recent topics have included Off with their head! Remember, Remember; Global Gourmet.
Each topic engages children through a special entry point or a visit or some something that they are working towards. Here are some photographs of those special events.