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. We use Read, Write, Inc. in Reception as our sole approach to the teaching of phonics. 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 Reception, we have many new and exciting things to learn; this will also include some fantastic enrichment activites and books.

Autumn 1;- Who are we?

The Huey's in the new Jumper by Oliver Jeffers


Autumn 2;- Where can our imaginations take us?

The Tiger that came for tea by Judith Kerr



Spring 1;- Who were we?

The way back home by Oliver Jeffers


Spring 2;- What lives around us?

Oi Dog by Kez Gray 


Summer 1;- Where can we go? 

Knuffle Bunny by Mo willems


Summer 2;- Who will we be?

The journey home by Emma Levey