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. Towards the end of the Nursery year we use Read, Write, Inc. 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.


It is winter, so we will be finding out about the cold. We will be learning about how the cold affects the world around us. We will be finding out about frost, ice and snow.

We will be learning all about animals that live in cold places, especially penguins. We will find out about where they live, what they eat and how they walk. 

Our key text is, ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. We will learn this story off by heart. Ask your child to tell you the story. Listen for the words ‘Once upon a time’ as your child begins the story. We will change the story to include different characters.