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.

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
British Values
 
Preparation for and appreciation of life in modern Britain

Here at St John's Primary we believe that we help prepare our children for and develop an appreciation of life in modern Britain. We promote:
  • Democracy - through our School Council and Class Councils, Acts of Collective Worship, Circle Time, and our PSHE curriculum.
  • The Rule of Law - through our Golden Rules, Acts of Collective Worship, PE curriculum, our behaviour management systems, visitors to the school (such as Police, Fire Brigade, etc), Circle Time and our PSHE curriculum.
  • Individual Liberty - through our PSHE curriculum, RE curriculum and across the Curriculum as a whole where we encourage individual expression.
Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs - through School Council and Class Councils, Acts of Collective Worship, our behaviour management systems, Circle Time, PSHE curriculum, RE curriculum, and across the whole curriculum.
 
 
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.