Curriculum

The school curriculum fulfils all the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage, National Curriculum and the Diocesan Syllabus for Religious Education. The staff and governors fully endorse the entitlement of every pupil to experience a broad and balanced curriculum.  The curriculum is enhanced by educational school trips and by inviting visitors into the school. We have high expectations for all of our children in all areas of school life and are extremely proud of our school’s long standing record of high academic achievement. 

Please contact office@stjohns-farnham.surrey.sch.uk  if you require further information about the curriculum content.

 

Our Aims

  • To provide a school day that excites, challenges and motivates each child
  • To encourage children to become independent learners
  • For all children to reach their full potential academically, socially and physically
  • To ensure children acquire a sense of personal and social responsibility and spiritual and moral awareness
  • To ensure children develop confidence, high self-esteem and tolerance of and respect for other people including those of other cultures and races
  • To develop lively enquiring minds that will enable children to reason, question and participate in discussions
  • To provide our children with an enthusiasm to be life-long learners and confident citizens of the future

Achieved by

  • Having high expectations for all children with regard to all areas of school life including behaviour
  • Providing equal access to the curriculum and equal opportunities regardless of aptitude, ability, gender, or ethnic background
  • Providing a caring and Christian environment in which children feel safe and happy to learn
  • Providing a caring and Christian environment in which children feel able express their faith
  • Providing an excellent education delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum and a wide range of experiences
  • Ensuring that spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is evident throughout the curriculum
  • By celebrating achievements and nurturing the development of the whole child
  • Maintaining close links with our parents, St John’s Church and the local community
  • For staff to act as role models with regard to behaviour, showing respect and relationships
  • Providing a range of teaching strategies to accommodate all learners
  • To organise children’s learning in ways that promote excellence, enjoyment, perseverance, self-discipline and independent learning
  • By having all staff and governors working towards these shared goals

Reception
Rabbit Class

Our Reception children have just started at St John's Infant School and are are the youngest children in the school. You can read all about our learning curriculum for Reception children here View the Curriculum

Phonics Presentation and Guidance Booklet

 

Year 1
Fox Class

We have all settled well in our new classroom and are enjoying being Foxes. You can read all about our learning curriculum for Year 1 children here View the curriculum

 

Year 2
Badger Class

We are the oldest children in the school and next year we will be going to Junior School. We have all settled well into our new classroom and are enjoying being Badgers! You can read all about our learning curriculum for Year 2 children here View the curriculum

 

 

Maths Resources

Following on from our Maths Evening (7 March), please see our Calculation Policy document:

ParentsCalculationBooklet.pdf

Please also see two further resources:

year-1-i-can-targets.pdf and year-2-i-can-targets.pdf

Key Stage 1 Results

KS1 Results         

Government comparative data can be found here                                    

 

Reading Schemes and Phonics

We do not follow one reading scheme but use a number of schemes to allow for breadth of vocabulary. All of our books are colour coded to allow for progression and this also allows for pupils to have an element of choice when changing their reading books.

For help in supporting your child's reading, please take a look at our further information sheet Love Reading 

 
The reading schemes we use include:

  • Oxford Reading Tree
  • Ginn 360
  • Read Write Inc
  • New Way
  • Jelly and Bean
  • Dandelion
  • Big Cat


Phonics:
 
Phonics sessions are planned by using Letters & Sounds, Read Write Inc throughout the school.

Long term plans