At SJS we follow the National Curriculum programmes of study in all year groups. You can find out more about the National Curriculum by visiting this link:
The following is a useful guide for parents on the National Curriculum
SJS Curriculum Learning Journey - SJS's Learning Ladders
At SJS we ensure that our curriculum has a clear learning journey across all year groups, by using a progressive set of learning objectives for each subject. These targets build on the learning the children have done in the previous year(s), which not only allows the previous learning to become more embedded, but also gives the children a good foundation of knowledge to build their new learning from. We work closely with the local infant school to ensure that the SJS curriculum builds directly from the KS1 curriculum targets the children will have learnt before they start at SJS.
Our curriculum has highlighted non- negotiable objectives that every child must achieve by the end of the year and a range of other targets that the child will cover most, but not all of. Again, these highlighted targets are progressive and build on the targets from the previous year(s).
By the end of KS2 our aim is for all the children at SJS to have covered, achieved and embedded all the National Curriculum objectives for each subject.
Relationships, Sex, Health Education - RSHE
Please see the following documents that lays out the areas of Relationship and Health Education taught in each year group. When your child is in Year 6 they will also cover a few lessons around Sex Education, which you have the right to opt your child out from.
RSHE Parent Consultation
For the first time in 20 years the RSHE curriculum has been changed. In light of these new changes, SJS have decided to use the RSHE scheme of work created by Kapow. It is a fully comprehensive scheme of work, which ensures every year group is learning their required knowledge in a way that is age appropriate and taught in a sensitive manor. Please read the documents above to gain a better understanding of what the new RSHE curriculum involves for each stage of your child's learning at SJS. Once you have read these documents, if you have any questions or feedback, please give school a ring or email email@example.com. The formal consultation period will end on 30th September 2020, but school will let you know when the RSHE units are about to be taught each year and you can contact school with any additional questions at any point.
Our approach to teaching RE at SJS
At SJS we believe that for the children to really engage with RE, it must first and foremost relate to the child. We teach RE themed around religious themes, such as Celebrations, Prayer, Holy Places, Journeys etc… which allows us to draw in a range of different religions and compare and contrast them. By teaching through themed topics, rather than individual religions, it allows the children to reflect on how these themes relate to their own lives, thus giving them a greater understanding of why they are important to religions. Over the course of their time at SJS, the children will have looked at all the major world religions on numerous occasions, linking them to their own beliefs or experiences.