The curriculum at St John's is based on a clear set of aims, which reflect our educational philosophy and address the requirements of the National Curriculum.  Below is information about our curriculum.  If you have any questions, or would like to find out more, please contact the school.




We run a number of cross-school projects, theme days and focus theme weeks, which in recent years have included;

  • Faith Week
  • World Book Day
  • Author or story days
  • Environment Week
  • Sports Week
  • Safety Week
  • The Big Draw (Art)
  • Window Wonderland (Art)
  • Make the Sunshine Theatre Project
  • Fundraising activities on Children in Need, Comic Relief, Sports Relief and other days

Visitors to the school and educational visits play an important part in our exciting curriculm.  This includes a 3 day residential trip for children in year 4.


Music is very important to our school; we enjoy singing together as a whole school. Children have the opportunity to explore and play tuned and percussion instruments within their music lessons.  Year 3 children learn to play the recorder as a class, at no extra cost to parents.

Peripatetic Music Lessons are also available, at an additional cost to parents.  Currently we are able to offer piano lessons and Rocksteady lessons, that enable the children to learn to play electric instruements and be part of a 'rock' group.


St John's uses the following schemes to support learning in school:

  • Phonics
    • Read, Write Inc. - EYFS, Key Stage 1 and some Key Stage 2
  • Spelling
    • Spelling Shed - Key Stage 1 and 2
  • Reading
    • Read, Write Inc. - EYFS, Key Stage 1 and some Key Stage 2
    • Big Cat - Key Stage 2
    • Oxford Reading Tree - Key Stage 2
  • Maths
    • White Rose Maths - EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
    • TT Rockstars - Key Stage 1 and 2
  • PSHE and Relationships Education
    • Jigsaw - EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2
  • Music
    • Charanga - EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2

English Guidance

Words to Read and Spell