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St John's

Church of England Infant School

A small school with a big heart, a great place to grow.

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What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

 

About our curriculum

We aim to provide the children with a curriculum which is broad, well balanced and above all stimulates the children to learn. Through a positive and caring environment, we provide the opportunity for every child to reach their full potential. We embrace British values and ensure all children are ready for their next step in their educational journey.

 

Through careful planning, we ensure the children gain both knowledge and skills which are progressive and built upon as they move through the school. Planning takes the form of an engaging and inspiring topic based approach.

 

Whilst the core subjects of Mathematics, English, Science and Computing are taught on a regular basis, the foundation subjects may sometimes be taught as blocks of work over a number of weeks. Information communication technology and computing skills are essential to pupils living in today’s world and it is imperative that pupils are confident users of a range of technology. IT is embraced and supports learning throughout the curriculum with children having the opportunity to use a wide range of technological resources to facilitate and enhance their learning. We have adopted the Diocesan Primary RE Syllabus and RE is taught as a discrete subject but also linked into other areas of the curriculum where relevant.

 

At St John’s C of E Infant School, we seek to create opportunities for children to experience and excel in a range of activities that enhance and extend their learning. Children have opportunities both inside and outside the classroom e.g. day trips, intervention sessions, a variety of sporting events, visiting speakers, theatre visits and much more. We also have a range of after school clubs covering a variety interests.

 

Pupils are supported to develop a strong sense of moral purpose and understanding, tolerance and respect for people who have different characteristics to themselves, whether that be age, disability, gender, race, religion, culture or sexuality. Our motto is 'We are all different, but we are all special.'

 

When children leave our school at the end of Year 2, they are equipped with independent learning skills that enable them to become lifelong learners.

 

We believe that the school/parent relationship is key to promoting learning beyond the school gates and crucial in ensuring children make the best possible progress. We pride ourselves on being open, friendly and approachable and encourage parents to be involved in their children’s learning.

 

At St John’s  we cover the curriculum in line with the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) in Reception and the National Curriculum in KS1.  Please click the links below for further information:

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

The aim of RSE at St John's is to equip children and young people with the information, skills and values to have safe, fulfilling and enjoyable relationships, and to take responsibility for their sexual health and well-being.

Good quality RSE promotes the core values of respect, love and care. It also provides the opportunity for children and young people to reflect on their own attitudes and beliefs and those of their peers and others.

RSE is an integral element of personal, social, health, citizenship education (PSHE) and it is therefore essential and good practice that teaching and learning about sex and relationships is planned and implemented within this broader framework rather than as a stand-alone subject.

If you have any comments you would like to make concerning the development or possibility of reviewing our RSE policy, please contact our school office.

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-John 15

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