This page contains everything you need to know about the Curriculum at St John’s.

All teachers follow the National Curriculum for Years 1 to 6 (Reception staff use Development Matters) to plan units of work that ensure the complete coverage of learning objectives in each subject. There is no set scheme used in English and Mathematics. Instead, teachers use a variety of resources and approaches (such as Talk for Writing) to support the children’s learning and encourage mastery in the subjects.

To address the foundation subjects, teachers use the Cornwall Inspire curriculum as a starting resource, to plan themed topics of learning that change each term and relate closely to the interests of the children. Where appropriate, teachers incorporate the English learning (eg. writing, grammar and reading) into the topics that are being studied.

In Key Stage 1, teachers use the Cornwall Giant Phonics program to address the phonics aspect of the National Curriculum and the teaching of synthetic phonics.

Personal, Social, Health and Emotional learning (PSHE) is taught through a series of blocked units, designed to support the children in range of ‘life skills’ such as money management, drug education and healthy eating. PSHE curriculum overview

Click on each of the classes below to find out what they will be learning each term.

Please contact the Head Teacher on if you have any questions about the curriculum.