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St John's and St Clement's Church of England Primary School

  • “a wide range of creative topics and activities”

    Ofsted December 2013

  • “vibrant learning environment”

    Ofsted December 2013

  • “achievement of pupils is good”

    Ofsted December 2013

  • “harmonious relationships among pupils of different backgrounds and beliefs”

    Ofsted December 2013

  • “inclusive atmosphere”

    Ofsted December 2013

  • “pupils are fully engaged, build upon their skills and are keen to learn”

    Ofsted December 2013

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Curriculum

 

“Clear leadership from senior leaders, a vibrant and interesting curriculum, very good behaviour for learning and good feedback and pupil response are just some of the features that contribute to the school’s success within the classroom.” LA visit, November 2013

 We won the 2013 Southwark Good Practice

award for Curriculum Development and Innovation!

We won the 2015 Southwark Good Practice

award for Outstanding Music and Arts Provision!

 

Teaching and the Curriculum

The school is organised in three key stages. The Foundation Stage for pupils in reception classes, Key Stage 1 (KS1) for years 1 and 2 and Key Stage 2 (KS2) for years 3 to 6. Classes are grouped in teams to enable greater continuity in planning and delivery.

In accordance with the National Curriculum we provide the full range of subjects required and we endeavour to ensure that each child achieves the attainment targets that are appropriate to his/her age and ability. All children from years 1 to 6 follow the National Curriculum.

Children in reception classes follow the Foundation Stage curriculum which includes personal, social and emotional development; communication, language and literacy; mathematical development; knowledge and understanding of the world; physical and creative development.

Pupils’ cultural development is fostered using visits and visitors which reflect their varied cultural backgrounds. The school uses photographs, artefacts and teaching materials which reflect as far as possible the ethnic background of the pupils. Family members are invited in to school to share their experience or expertise when this is relevant to the curriculum.

In September 2012 we introduced our new curriculum. We decided upon the concept of whole school topics which would be developed in different age appropriate ways for each year group. This would provide a whole school focus every half term allowing children to develop their understanding of links between subjects and areas of learning.This provides a wholly topic approach to learning whilst maintaining excellent standards in Maths and Literacy. It has also provided opportunity for the children to understand the links between the focus chosen by each year group and see their learning as part of a broader picture.

The teachers plan collaboratively to share ideas and to develop best practice. In our new approach we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which inspires children to develop a love of learning. We plan to build in a sense of awe and wonder through a range of learning experiences. A range of starting points are used, for example: books, film,  the internet, sounds, pictures, videos, trips and visitors, role play, drama. There is a strong focus on developing high quality writing throughout the school.

 To view termly curriculum newsletters please click here.

 

Whole School Topics 2016-17

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
  One Moment in Time

Science

Detectives

Making a Difference      

Whole School Topics 2015-16

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
 

Take One Poem

Power to the People

 What if...?

What if...?

 Survival

 We are the Champions!

Whole School Topics 2014-15

 

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
  Footprints from the past Wonderful World Inspirational People  Take one Picture  Flora and Fauna Fit for Life 

Whole School Topics 2013-14

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring  2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

 Adventures

Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies 

 Then and Now

Enterprise 

Natural World 

London 

Year R

                       Reception follow shorter topics such as jungle, arctic, traditonal tales, under the sea, Christmas, living creatures,human body, growing, superheroes.

Year 1

Pirates

 

Healthy Food

 

Toys

 

Fundraising

Continents

 

Where I Live...

Year 2

Adventurers and Explorers

 

Eat Right

 

100 year History of the Home

 

Something Out of Nothing

 

Animals at Night

 

The Great Fire of London

Year 3

Hansel and Gretel

 

Teeth

 

World War II

The Science of Flight

 

Endangered Animals

Tourist London

Year 4

Shackleton and Survival

 

Keeping Warm

 

Ancient Egypt

 

Staging a Play

 

World Weather

 

Underground. Overground

 

Year 5

Caribbean Adventure

 

Bodies

 

Ancient Greece

 

The Firework Maker's Daughter

 

Space

 

Georgian London

 

Year 6

War Horse

 

Microorganisms

 

Shakespeare - Then and Now

New Worlds

 

SATs Revision and Forces

 

Victorian London