Curriculum

Here you can access all information related to our school curriculum, including long-term objectives, latest curriculum news and our ‘Golden Wall’ pupil showcase.

Curriculum Information Types

A school curriculum is broad and comprises a lot of information. To best communicate this to you, our curriculum information is broken down as follows:

(Use the title links above to jump to the relevant sections)

1. Curriculum Introduction, Overview and Policy
This top level information can be found on this page. It includes curriculum overview, along with phonics scheme and complaints procedure information, relevant for the whole school. This includes a link to the curriculum policy for further information. 
2. Class Newsletters For Each Year Group >
These documents provide year group specific information about what children will be learning during each term. So you don’t miss out, they will also appear on your child’s class page news feed as they are published, along with all the other class news.
3. Curriculum News >
These are curriculum news articles from daily life at SJF, with accompanying photos and videos, to give you an insight into the classroom, strengthen the home-school partnership and celebrate the work the children are producing. As with all news, the articles can be found in our main news feed and on specific class pages. You can use the category links at the top of the articles to explore specific subjects in more detail. You can also browse specific subject via the links in the sidebar on this page.
4. The Golden Wall >
A collection of examples of great work from our pupils that we are proud to publish. Any pupil featuring on the Golden Wall, has earnt the title of Golden Champion! For quick access you can also find The Golden Wall in the Classes drop down menu.  

Curriculum Introduction and Overview

At St John Fisher our curriculum embraces all that is learned through school, whether in lessons or as part of informal learning within and beyond the school day. Our curriculum offers a wide range of inspiring opportunities to all learners. It includes not only the requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the wide range of activities that the school provides in order to enrich the experience of the children. Teachers plan the curriculum creatively, matching their tasks and teaching styles to the specific needs of our children. This ensures that what we offer is truly unique to the community of St John Fisher.

The way pupils are treated by adults along with the way they are expected to behave is also part of the curriculum. The school has a clear focus on the personal development and wellbeing of each child, as well as on their academic progress. We plan our curriculum to offer opportunities to all pupils regardless of their background or ability. At St John Fisher, we aim to teach our children how to grow into positive, responsible people who can work and co-operate with others while developing their knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their full potential.

For further information regarding our curriculum please read our Curriculum Policy, which can be found on the school policies page

EYFS and KS1 Phonics Schemes

At SJF we use the ‘Read Write Inc’ phonics program. We were appointed as a Read Write Inc. Model School for the academic year 2014/2015 as a result of our excellent practice of Read Write Inc. phonics.

Read Write Inc., developed by Ruth Miskin, provides a whole school approach to teaching literacy for 4-11 year olds that creates fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. Each member of staff is trained by Ruth Miskin Training, rated outstanding by Ofsted, to ensure consistent practice across the whole school.

Click on the following links to find out more about Read Write Inc. and Ruth Miskin Training:

If you are interested in observing a session we welcome Headteachers and Literacy coordinators to contact us directly.


Additional Curriculum

We recognise that children learn in lots of ways and we are committed to providing a broad, exciting and challenging curriculum which gives every child the chance to excel both during and after school.

Learn more about the wide range of activities on offer on our Clubs and Enrichment page. 


Curriculum Complaints Procedure

  • The Head Teacher deals with all aspects of the school curriculum and is the first point of contact for any parent who has concerns about what is taught and learned in school.
  • School rarely receive complaints about the curriculum, but all schools are required to set out a curriculum complaints procedure.
  • If you contact us we will try to answer any questions you may have in an informal and helpful manner.
  • If, the concerns cannot be resolved, then a formal complaint may be referred to the Governing Body and from there to the Local Education. Please refer to our Complaints Policy for more information on how to do this.

Still Want To Know More?

If you can’t find the curriculum information that you’re looking for, or want to find out more about our curriculum, please speak to your teacher, or another member of staff.