Curriculum Intent

At St John Bosco Primary School we follow the National Curriculum from Years 1 to 6. We focus on cross-curricular teaching to make learning relevant and meaningful. Topics work is enhanced by trips and visitors giving children the opportunity to see learning in action. We are a silver Rights Respecting School and believe that children have the right to become the best they can be (article 29 UNCRC).

Specialist musicians teach brass in Y5 and Ukulele and Guitar to children throughout KS2. We take part in a number of music events throughout the year e.g. singing at the Hidden Gem, Singalong and the Irish Music Festival. 

PE coaches visit school to teach games and gymnastics across KS1 and KS2.  We are committed to giving our children as many sporting opportunities as possible, including the Brownlee Foundation Triathlon, St Matthew’s partnership schools sports competition and events with other local schools. 

All our children enjoy specific teaching around vocabulary, knowledge and cultural capital, alongside skills which will enable them to learn independently and efficiently as they grow older.  We provide many opportunities for pupils to develop leadership skills though our GIFT chaplaincy team, Digital Leaders, Pupil Council, Sport Leaders and Lunchtime Buddies.

Our Early Years curriculum is carefully sequenced in each area of learning, giving specific focus to development of vocabulary and characteristics of learning to ensure our children have the skills they need for KS1.

Throughout St John Bosco the curriculum offer is ambitious for all pupils and adapted to meet the needs of pupils with SEND.

In summary, St John Bosco is a school where teaching and learning is based upon a language rich themed curriculum where pupils are exposed to a range of experiences to enhance their knowledge, understanding and long term memory. As a result, pupils at St John Bosco are confident, aspirational, articulate learners who are ready for the next stage of education.

 If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach please contact the school.

Phonics & Reading

The phonics scheme we use across the school is 'Letters and Sounds'. Our reading scheme is based mostly around 'Oxford Reading Tree' with additional materials from 'Storyworlds' and 'Ginn'. The Oxford Reading Tree website has many extra books to read and activities that can be done at home.

Please visit the Oxford Owl Website on

Please click on the links on each class page to find the information about what children are learning in class each term. If you would like any further information please speak initially to your child's class teacher.

Links to the National Curriculum objectives and what children are expected to learn in each year group in English and Maths can be found below:

English Curriculum Objectives for KS1 and KS2   



Our handwriting scheme is based on the work of Martin Harvey.  Letters are grouped into families to learn letter formation and can be found on the links below.

Families 1, 2 and 3

Families 4, 5 and 6

Curriculum Overviews for each class

Please find the curriculum overviews for the skills and topics taught from EYFS to Year 6 below.


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