Over a number of years, St John’s has taken important decisions around building a curriculum that is right for our school and unique to our young learners.  The school recognised the need to bring the curriculum to life, instilling awe and wonder in the children and recognised that it is a curriculum that is constantly developing.

The school also wanted it’s motto of:

‘Living, loving together in God’s World’  – ‘Let all that you do be done in love’ :1 Corinthians 14-16

to be reflected in the curriculum provision. The school wanted to place reading at the heart of the curriculum.

The core areas at St John’s are: Religious Education, English, Maths, Science and  Computing

The Foundation Subjects are; History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, Music, Spanish, PSHCE and P.E.

Our  Christian Values of Love, Hope and Respect create a thread throughout all our teaching and learning.

This documentation provides you with a comprehensive overview of the broad and balanced curriculum at St. John’s.

Through the coverage grids in this document, you will see;


At St John’s, we are proud to have developed our very own creative, tailored curriculum based on the children’s needs and their interests.  Our aim is to ingnite a zest for learning with care, fun and academic challenge at the heart of the curriculum.


The document embedded below shows where we are up to with our curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact School Development work which is now well under way at St John’s.

And below that, you will find details of how St. John’s C of E Primary School allocate the curriculum, sorted by subject area.

Click on the links below to see the full skills and content coverage for the whole curriculum, revised and improved and constantly revisited and reflected upon.       

Class Texts 2019

Skills Backbone Art and Design                    Topic Map Art and Design

Skills Backbone Computing                           Topic Map Computing 

Skills Backbone Design and Technology     Topic Map Design and Technology

English Skills Backbone                                  Topic and genre coverage English

Skills Backbone Geography                           Topic Map Geography

Skills Backbone Maths                                    Topic Map Maths

Skills Backbone MFL Spanish                       Topic Map MFL Spanish

Skills Backbone Music                                     Topic Map Music

Skills Backbone PE                                          Topic Map P.E.

Topic Map PSHE

RE Curriculum Plan                                      RE Scheme – Long Term Overview 2

Skills Backbone Science                                Topic Map Science

How do we teach reading at St John’s?

December 2019 – Reading Newsletter

If you need any additional information regarding the curriculum at St. John’s C of E Primary School please contact the school office on 0161-694 8096