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Curriculum Overview

At Ainsdale St John’s Primary School, we have an extremely committed team of teachers who strive to provide the best quality teaching and learning for every child in every class every day.

We believe in providing the best quality teaching and learning for all our children.

We all work together to ensure that our curriculum engages all learners and provides opportunities for deeper learning. Wherever possible we encourage children to plan the direction of their learning.

We believe children learn best when they are given opportunities to explore, investigate and learn through doing.

We plan themes and topics that are cross curricular but aim to focus on developing knowledge, skills and understanding in different subject areas. We always bring learning to life for our children by linking trips, visitors and visits to our topics.

Teachers use rich content such as texts, paintings, artefacts and places of interest as a starting point for further investigation and to develop questioning skills. We aim to investigate rich and challenging issues and themes, often in the context of real world problems.


The curriculum at our school will:

•Link to the National Curriculum;

•Always promote the highest standards in all subjects;

•Develop a wide range of skills and broaden children’s life experience;

•Enable all children to become resilient, co-operative and to be able to work collaboratively;

•Prepare the children for now and for the future;

•Develop children’s self-confidence, personal development and their capacity for

self-directed learning and independence.

Whole School Topic Map