Our curriculum Intent
Shaping lives. Shaping futures.
At St John’s C.E Primary school, the inspiring and engaging curriculum has been designed to be broad and inclusive from reception through to year 6, and is personalised to meet the needs of our children within the context of our community and to help them develop a passion for learning. We recognise the prior learning and needs of our children when they arrive in reception and aim to help them develop a full skills set that will help them fit into, and excel in, the ever-changing local and global world in which they live.
A Christian Ethos is at the heart of our children’s learning and each day begins with invitational worship that children have the opportunity to participate in and lead. Our core values of love, friendship, truthfulness and forgiveness permeate through all aspects of the curriculum and encourage respect, tolerance and an embedded understanding of right and wrong. Through our RE curriculum, our children develop their understanding of each other as well as people of other faiths.
Throughout the school day, children learn in a variety of ways and have the opportunity to immerse themselves in hands-on learning experiences, which encourage resilience, perseverance and teamwork. They are given opportunities to ask questions, investigate, problem-solve, explore and to deepen their knowledge and understanding through nurturing a curiosity in the world around them. Their creativity is encouraged so that they have the confidence to use their imaginative talents. We want our children to develop a love of reading and frequently share stories that will inspire and engage them.
Every week children enjoy their Well-being day when they come to school in their PE kits. During this day, they have PE, music, Forest School (Early years and KS1) and PSHE (personal, social and health education) lessons. Through a range of physical, personal and social activities, the children learn the value of having a healthy mind and a healthy body.
We view our school as part of a wider community and there are regular opportunities for our parents, carers and families to share in their child’s learning every term. These have included Book and Breakfast morning, an Art Exhibition and E-safety workshop.
To enrich our curriculum further, we have a range of Afterschool Clubs on offer, including: netball, table tennis, homework club, band, choir and many more! Clubs provide opportunities for children to try out new skills, develop self-confidence and to build friendships and develop social skills.
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