Sherborne St John CE Primary School delivers a creative, stimulating and diverse curriculum. We do this through providing children with a balance of focused subject teaching with well planned opportunities to use, apply and develop their knowledge and skills across the whole curriculum. This is facilitated by the engagement of children’s interest through educational activities which are imaginative and inspirational.
Sherborne St John CE Primary School follows the National Curriculum framework, but where possible subjects are delivered through cross-curricular projects. Each project is introduced by a ‘hook’ to trigger enquiry and inspire learning. Children work towards an ‘outcome’, giving their work purpose and with the opportunity to celebrate their achievements with an audience where appropriate.
Phonics and Reading
In EYFS and Key Stage 1, children are taught phonics through a structured and systematic scheme produced by Ruth Miskin called Just Phonics, which is part of the Read Write Inc Programme. This scheme teaches children to recognise and write phonemes and how to use these to blend for reading and segment for spelling.
Children are taught to apply their phonic knowledge and key word recognition though whole class and group guided reading sessions, as well as individual reading sessions. They are given the opportunity to practice their reading through our home school reading books. These incorporate a range of recommended reading schemes, such as Oxford Reading Tree and Collins Big Cats.
If you would like further information about our school’s curriculum please ask your child’s teacher or contact the school office.
If you would like further information about the National Curriculum please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum
Targets – Autumn 2017