Our curriculum

At St John's we follow a creative, topic-based curriculum that is led by a key text. The objectives for our curriculum come from the National Curriculum 2014. Click the link below to see our long term curriculum for this year. We will soon be adding a medium term plan, which provides further detail. If you would like to know more, please visit our subject website pages or attend one of our school workshops or parent events such as Share the Learning, Class Assembly or Parents' Evening.


In year 4, we have many new and exciting things to learn; this will also include some fantastic enrichment activites.

Autumn Term 1 - Who are we?

Journey by Aaron Becker

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Within this topic, children will be learning about magical and real journeys, some that people make out of choice, and some which they are forced to, such as those that refugees have to undertake.

Our book focus for this half term will be Journey by Aaron Becker. It is about a lonely girl who draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound. Red marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon, and a flying carpetthat she carries on her spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny. When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free. Can it also lead her home and to her hearts desire?


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During this term, we will be covering many areas that will support the childrens learning throughout the year. They are:

Roman Numerals

Place Value