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St John's

Church of England Infant School

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






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.  


**Some aspects of the curriculum may be adapted in line with Government guidelines and COVID19 **


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I am the vine and you are the branches

-John 15