The curriculum to which each child is entitled has been laid down by the National Curriculum, ensuring the development of a child moving through the school. The subjects of Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Art, History, Geography, Music, Physical Education, I.C.T. and Design and Technology form the content of the curriculum.
In addition to the above the school curriculum also addresses cross-curricular issues such as Personal and Social Education, and Multi-cultural Education. The manner in which the curriculum as a whole is delivered will reflect the needs of each individual child, and so the organisation of teaching groups will, of necessity, be flexible.
Children will be taught at various times, as a whole class, as a matched or mixed ability group and individually.
Click on the documents below to find out all the exciting learning experiences the children are receiving through the curriculum at the school.
If you want to look in more detail of the planning and learning which is happening in your child's class then please go to their class page, which you will find in the children's section of the website.
Religious Education and Collective Worship
Religious Education in our school is in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus and reflects the teaching of the Church of England. Through the teaching of religious education we aim to promote the spiritual and moral development of the children, at the same time seeking to ensure that it promotes respect, understanding and tolerance for those who adhere to different faiths. A parent does have the right to withdraw their child from religious education if so wished.
In order to comply with the 1988 Education Reform Act each school is required to ensure that all pupils take part in daily collective worship. Nothing in the Education Reform Act affects parents’ rights, as established in the 1944 Act. Any parent does have the right to withdraw their child from collective worship if they wish.
EYFS Curriculum Statement
At St.John's, our Reception classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). These standards are set out in the Statutory framework for the EYFS and can be found here: EYFS Statutory Framework.
Children will be mostly taught through games and play in the following areas:
The progress of all children will be reviewed at the end of the Reception school year. These assessments are based on classroom observations.