Curriculum Overview

At St John Fisher we believe learning should be exciting, our ultimate aim is to educate children so that they can enter society as literate and numerate people who have also an appreciation and experience of a wide range of allied skills and subjects. A creative curriculum which incorporates the needs, thoughts and ideas of every learner. We are prepared to listen, be creative and try out new ideas, to ensure that all of our pupils are motivated, engaged and enthusiastic and that they get the most out of each and every learning experience.   We continue to develop a thematic curriculum that is well-balanced and follows the requirements of the National Curriculum in all areas. We hope that the implementation of this new curriculum will give the children a broader outlook on life and raise their own aspirations. The children are actively involved in the planning, delivery and evaluation of each terms topics and will therefore have complete ownership of their curriculum.

Cross-curricular themes or topics are devised for all year groups which aim to show links and inter-relationships between the different subject areas and to make the curriculum relevant to the age and abilities of the children. The children experience topic lessons for 2 afternoons a week whereby they receive a mixture of history, geography, art, design technology and music teaching.  For a more detailed look at each subject, please look at the subject pages. Children have regular opportunities to extend and apply their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills within the topic lessons. As well as providing a platform for cross-curricular learning, these themes have also provided the stimulus for exciting “Wow” experiences.


St. John Fisher Thematic Curriculum

Year GroupAutumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
1It's good to be meEngland, Ireland, Scotland, WalesOh I do like to be beside the seaside
2Step back in timeTruly scrumptiousWho lives in a place like this?
3Yabba - Dabba - DooPlanet EarthBeyond city limits
4Ancient EgyptThe Roman EmpireEurovision
5Our Kingdom comeMaterial worldBlast off
6Americas (North and South)The BlitzChanges