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Curriculum

Curriculum

Staff at St John’s Primary School are passionate about the learning opportunities we provide for all our pupils. We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and an enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences, skills and knowledge.   Our stimulating curriculum is coherently planned to build on children’s prior learning and to offer all, first-hand inspiring learning experiences. Rich and varied opportunities are provided for all children both in the classroom and beyond.

Pupils are encouraged and enabled to make meaningful connections across the curriculum and are given many opportunities to contextualize their learning within our local community and further afield.

We aim to promote independence and positive attitudes to learning which enable all to develop as resilient, inquisitive and creative thinkers who can become lifelong learners.

We have a clear set of Christian values and these influence our thinking and behaviour and play a strong part in developing both character and the ethos of our school family. Emphasis is placed on the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils. Many opportunities for decision making and self-evaluation are given which cultivate effective communication and inter-personal skills.

The diverse achievements, unique contributions and talents of all are celebrated. Within our nurturing environment aspiration for every member of our school community  is high.

PURPOSES

  • The curriculum will be used as a tool for promoting a healthier lifestyle for pupils. We support the Healthy Schools Programme.
  • The curriculum will be used to increase pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding as they grow and develop and become more aware of the world around them;
  • The curriculum will be carefully planned and structured to ensure that learning is continuous, and that pupils make good progress with the development of their learning;
  • The curriculum will engage the children’s interest, encourage, develop enquiring minds and motivate them to want to learn;
  • It will be exciting and offer pupils first hand experience to re-enforce their learning and underpin their growing knowledge, skills and understanding;
  • The curriculum will encourage children to develop creativity and support their development in becoming independent individuals.

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