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Curriculum

Curriculum intent

 

We believe that every child is a child of God; we will encourage in all children the knowledge and love of God, and in a concern and care for others; we will value each child for who they are and what they are; and we will ensure that every child has the opportunity to become the person God knows them to be, irrespective of their starting points, background or cultural and religious beliefs.

The curriculum at St John’s will provide children with the skills, knowledge and understanding they will need to understand the wider world. The curriculum is deliberately planned so that new knowledge builds on prior learning, with explicit links being made between time periods and civilisations studied. By learning this way, the children will understand their learning as part of a big picture; gaining a deep understanding of where their learning fits both geographically and historically. It will actively encourage our pupils to ask questions, think critically, acknowledge different perspectives, reflect on their understanding and develop their own judgements. The curriculum is designed in such a way as to allow each pupil to achieve their potential, irrespective of their starting points or barriers to learning. The curriculum has been designed with the children of this school in mind. We include subject matter that reflects the cultural and religious backgrounds of the children, allowing them the opportunity to share their culture with their peers. The embedding of this cultural capital provides the opportunity to close the gap between children of differing socio-economic backgrounds by ensuring that children from all backgrounds have the same opportunities in order to achieve their full potential.

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