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St John's Catholic

Primary School

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St John's Catholic

Primary School


INTENT - St John's EYFS curriculum intends to...

  • provide a Catholic setting in which all children can grow in understanding, acquiring valuable skills, attitudes and values.
  • foster a growth of commitment to the love and service of Christ through the teaching and practices of the Catholic Church.
  • educate the whole child; assisting in the formation of happy, confident, caring, responsible citizens who know themselves and the world in which they live.
  • shape today's children to meet tomorrow's challenges in an ever changing world.
  • address the requirements of the EYFS by adequately resourcing curriculum areas and creating a wide range of learning opportunities.
  • strive for the highest possible standards of behaviour and all-round achievement.


IMPLEMENTATION - St John's EYFS curriculum is implemented through...

  • careful mapping of the requirements of the EYFS through meaningful and exciting units of learning.
  • structured sequences of teaching which build upon children’s prior experiences, knowledge and skills whilst introducing new ideas, vocabulary and concepts in a timely way.
  • a flexible approach allowing for children’s needs and motivations.
  • a balance of adult-led and child-led learning.
  • the opportunity for skills and knowledge to be embedded and revisited.
  • careful ongoing assessment ensuring we respond to the needs of our children.
  • an active, play based approach to learning – exploration of ideas and problem solving.
  • an environment that supports learning and independence both indoors and outdoors.
  • knowledgeable staff who plan next steps for children and develop positive characteristics of learning.
  • opportunities for learning beyond the classroom – strong links with home, other educational partners and the local community.


IMPACT - We want children to leave EYFS...

  • beginning to have an understanding of the teachings of Jesus.
  • realising their potential on the EYFS profile.
  • as engaged, confident and happy learners who approach challenges with determination and resilience asking for help when necessary.
  • as polite, friendly and caring members of the class.
  • having developed and secured a range of skills across the curriculum.
  • having developed greater independence and self-awareness.

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