Curriculum – Subject Visions and Drivers

At Silverdale St John’s we believe in independent learning. We actively encourage our children to be as independent as possible in all that they do in school, taking the responsibility to challenge and evaluate their own knowledge and understanding of the world.   We are dedicated to teaching a high standard of basic literacy and numeracy skills that will be the foundation for additional skills to be built upon.  We foster an ethos of resilience and resourcefulness supporting children to be unafraid to try something new or make a mistake.  We maintain that learning should be fun and we provide a range of different experiences to enable this.

We have a curriculum that is underpinned by relevant, practical, creative experiences that enable every style of learner to be wholly involved. Our whole school themes have been developed to engage the children and build on their previous skills and knowledge.

We build in opportunities for learning about diversity, so that the children have an understanding of the world that they belong to. We learn outside as much as possible and regularly visit Eaves Wood for Forest School sessions. Please see the documents below for more information about our themes and individual subjects.

Underpinning our curriculum is our mission statement;

    • We use our Christian values to help our children make good choices. We help each child to be the best that they can be, in all areas of life, because they are all very special. We teach the children many things in lots of different ways. We use our local community to help them live in, and love, God’s amazing world.

If you would like to know more about the curriculum, please read the termly class news letters and/or talk to your child’s class teacher or email the school –