At St. John Bosco School, we want all of our children to realise their full potential, be proud of their achievements and know the next steps they need to take in their learning. Our curriculum aims to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve, irrespective of social background, culture, race, gender, differences in ability and disabilities.
We teach a curriculum that is exciting, fun and imaginative introducing children to a wide range of experiences that will extend their understanding of themselves and the world around them.
At all stages, children learn, practice, combine, develop and refine a wide range of skills in their work across the curriculum. Opportunities for teaching and learning these skills across the different key stages are identified in detailed planning.
A variety of teaching and learning strategies are used to ensure each child receives a broad and balanced curriculum based on his or her individual learning needs. We encourage our children to become independent learners and develop their thinking skills through our Creative Curriculum. Where possible we involve the children in planning their learning to make it relevant. The curriculum is enriched by educational visits and visits by outside organisations.
Teachers are supported by highly trained teaching assistants and other support staff. View our Curriculum Policies on our website.
Intent, Implementation & Impact
Educational visits are a vital part of bringing first hand experience into many aspects of the curriculum. Every year group is offered an opportunity to take part in learning beyond the classroom, which is linked to our curriculum and carefully monitored and supervised. This provides opportunities to stimulate and deepen children’s learning and for the development of spirituality.
All children are given the opportunity to participate in residential outdoor visits in Year 5 and 6. During residential visits our children are provided with many opportunities to develop their confidence and social skills which can have a long-lasting beneficial effect.
This section of our website is dedicated to remote learning for our pupils and is designed to support parents and carers. The page provides information in order to facilitate remote learning.
The government does not expect parents to perform as teachers nor expect remote learning to be ‘education as normal but from home’. St. John Bosco School would hope that families work together with us to keep children engaged with their learning. We also recognise that families have individual circumstances such as multiple siblings, home working etc.
The platforms available to St. John Bosco School are:
- Purple Mash
- Google Classroom
- Teachers will plan and upload work to Google Classroom and will provide feedback to parents/cares and/or children.
- In the event that a child cannot access remote learning, a paper copy will be provided.
- Work will be planned weekly. It will be uploaded on a Monday ready for the week ahead.
- Work will be uploaded and shared via Google Classroom/Purple Mash.
- Staff will use Twitter/School Website to constantly communicate weekly timetabled work.
- Teachers will access pupils’ work through Google Classroom and will provide feedback on submitted work.
- If parents require additional work to be sent, then they will need to let their class teacher know via the school office.
On the Daily Expectations page you will find details of a set of daily tasks for each year group that are suggested should your child be absent due to self-isolation. If your child is ‘unwell’, then they would not be ‘fit’ to undertake school work and therefore are not expected to be working from home.