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St John's C of E Middle School Academy

Our Learning/Curriculum

The Curriculum at St. John’s

Our broad and balanced curriculum is designed to allow all the pupils at St. John’s not only to develop their understanding but to encourage their independence and curiosity about the world around them.

Where possible, we have endeavoured to develop cross-curricular links so pupils can develop their skills across a variety of subjects. We are also developing enrichment days where pupils become immersed in a topic - for example, our refugee day.


Key Literacy and Numeracy skills are vital to ensure our pupils future success in learning; therefore, every opportunity is taken to reinforce these skills across the curriculum.

 

Learning at St. John’s is underpinned by our Christian and British values. We endeavour to ensure that pupils leave us as thoughtful, creative and confident young people who are able to make a positive contribution on a local, national and international scale.

 

Lessons are delivered in a creative way to ensure a rich and engaging curriculum from making models of Tudor artefacts and buildings in year 5; creating interactive games in Computing in Year 6; planning a masked ball for Romeo and Juliet in Year 7 to pitching their products in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style presentation in Year 8. The learning experience is further enriched by various visits and visiting speakers. For example, a trip to Witley Court in Year 6 to support the Art unit on architecture and a visit from ‘the Colonel’ in Year 8 to really make the civil war come to life.

 

You will find on our website a curriculum map for each year group which will contain information about the topics covered throughout each term. The curriculum maps ensure coverage of all aspects of the new National Curriculum for Key Stages 2 and 3 (in collaboration with our First and High Schools).