Every year group learns through a series of topics, designed to build on subject knowledge and skills year on year. Most subjects are taught through these topics, with age-appropriate schemes of work for PSHE and PE. Maths and phonics are taught discreetly from the topic learning, using objectives from the National Curriculum and the Letters and Sounds guidance respectively.
ATTAINMENT AND PROGRESS
Children complete statutory assessments in Reception class (Early Years), Year 2 (end of Key Stage 1) and Year 6 (end of Key Stage 2). Results from the summer of 2019 can be seen below.
Children are assessed in all areas of the Development Matters curriculum and judged if they have a Good Level of Development. In 2019, 71% of our children achieved this, which is in line with National figures.
75% of Year 1 children passed the phonics screening. This was just below the National figures. Of those children who needed to retake it in Year 2, 67% of children passed the screening. This was above the National figures.
End of Key Stage 1
From the assessments completed in Year 2, 72% of children reached the expected standard in reading (just below National figures), 69% were at the expected standard in writing (in line with National figures) and 72% reached the expected standard in maths (just below national figures).
End of Key Stage 2
From the assessments completed in Year 6, 100% of children reached the expected standard in reading, 91% were at the expected standard in writing, 100% reached the expected standard in maths and 100% reached the expected standard in grammar, punctuation and spelling. Results in all subjects were above National figures. Progress in learning is measured from the end of Key Stage 1 to the end of Key Stage 2. Children at St John's make significantly more progress than the National average in all core subjects.