Curriculum Information

St John's Primary School has mixed age classes and so inevitably we have produced our own Curriculum Maps as seen on the Curriculum Maps and Documents page. In delivering the National Curriculum 2014 we create our own Yearly Cycle based on the use of a range of resources. We always look to find the best possible resources for supporting the teaching and learning of the National Curriculum.  Our Curriculum is driven by the bespoke needs of the children at St John's focusing on Diligence, St John's Ways, Widening Horizons, Citizenship and developing a deep enriched language. 
For more information on curriculum please contact your child's class teacher or the school office.

MATHS = we follow THE WHITE ROSE map for Maths. But we enhance this with resources from a variety of places
ENGLISH = we adapt resources from TALK 4 WRITE, THE LITERACY TREE, NICHOLAS ROBERTS' THE LITERACY KEY

For developing comprehension in KS1 we use individual 1:1 reading resources from our reading scheme, Read-Write-Inc texts and Reading Explorers, and in KS2 we use BUG CLUB COMPREHENSION

SCIENCE = we adapt a resource called SCIENCE BUG
KS1 PHONICS = we adapt a resource called LETTERS AND SOUNDS and PHONICS PLAY
KS2 SPELLING, PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR = we adapt a resource called SKILLS BUILDERS
COMPUTING = we currently identify a range of resources and are in the process of creating our own progression sheet
MUSIC = we adapt a resource called MUSIC EXPRESS
RE = we adapt a resource called RE DISCOVERY and UNDERSTANDING CHRISTIANITY following the recommendations of Church House for the Wiltshire Agreed Syllabus for RE
ART / HISTORY / GEOGRAPHY / DT = we adapt our own range of resources to ensure cross-curricular links are maximised whilst covering the National Curriculum.  Revisiting knowledge as often as possible and making links to previous learning.
PSHE = we adapt a resource called JIGSAW PSHE which links to spirituality and mindfulness
PE = we adapt a range of resources through Acorn Sports Coaches, Springboard Gymnastics Unit in Warminster and Warminster Swimming Pool ASA Curriculum to provide a wide-ranging provision for the National Curriculum
Our Key Curriculum Drivers:
 
These are the areas that we want our children at St John's to leave with.  They shape our intent and therefore our curriculum.  They are bespoke to the needs of the children that attend St John's.  
 
Diligence:  We want our children to develop a careful persistent work ethic.
 
St John's Ways:  We want our children to develop; Respect, Trust, Justice, Love & Friendship, Hope and Health (physical & mental). 
 
Wider Horizons:  We want our children to grow their individual social capital as well as ensuring they have experience beyond the school walls.
 
Citizenship:  We want our children to develop personally, socially and morally and be ready for the modern world in which they will live.
 
Love of language:  We want our children to build their cultural capital across all areas of the curriculum and wider life.  
Interventions and Special Needs
 
Here at St John's we apply a range of additional assessment strategies when supporting children with their learning that is behind Age related Expectations and for those children with Special Educational Needs. many of these strategies are devised in line with advice from outside support agencies.