The Curriculum at St John’s
At St John’s we provide our children with a rich and stimulating curriculum that encourages creativity, promotes independence and engages our pupils in the wider world around them. As a Catholic school we reflect the example of Jesus through the Gospel Values which underpin all aspects of school life and are shared with all through our mission statement.
St John’s is a Forest School and we are very proud to be one of the few primary schools that have achieved the Gold mark awarded by the Council for Learning outside the Curriculum. This award acknowledges our commitment to delivering quality learning experiences that offer challenge and excitement using the outdoors environment as much as possible. We believe strongly in giving children the opportunity to develop core life skills such as resilience, independence, cooperation.
We plan using topics to encourage pupils and develop inquisitive minds and enthusiastic learners. We are committed to developing the whole of the child and acknowledge that children learn in different ways and shine in different areas. As a result, our curriculum is full of opportunities for pupils to excel across all subjects through well planned, meaningful, class based and outdoor learning experiences that promote a deeper understanding of the curriculum.
In addition to the extensive curriculum offered, our children also enjoy a wealth of lessons delivered by subject specialists and over time, we have nurtured strong relationships within our local area so that all of our children are aware of their responsibilities as a member of the community and that a strong sense of citizenship is developed.