In September 2015 we launched our new Cornerstones themed curriculum. More information is available on the Cornerstones website. Please follow this link to find out more. When we launched this curriculum we gave a presentation to parents to help explain how it would work at St. John's. A copy of the leaflet we gave out to all parents is available below to help you if you weren't able to attend.
You will also find below a copy of the National Curriculum and a copy of St. John's Long Term Planning Grids for years 1 to 6. The long term planning grid will let you see what projects your children are learning. The National Curriculum will let you see what we have to make sure your children get the opportunity to learn about. There is also a topic web for our reception children to show you what they are learning.
You are also invited to go to the Cornerstones project page to see information about the projects that you children will be learning by following this link.
To help build a knowledge of phonics skills in the infants we use Phonics Play. Follow this link to access the website and see some of the activities that we use in class. This is complimented by a number of reading schemes, including Project X and Oxford Reading tree.
We take every opportunity to promote British Values at St. John's. Below you will find examples of how we go about ensuring our children appreciate the importance of British Values and how we respond to them.
These sub pages below are intended to help parents see what standards children are expected to have achieved at the end of each school year. We use them in school to record whether or not we have seen a child work at that standard or whether we believe the child fully understands and can apply that standard across the curriculum.
How to use these sheets to help at home was discussed at our parent workshop in January 2016. Information provided to parents at that evening can be downloaded from our website it the 'Paperwork and Policies' section.