St John's

Catholic Primary School

At St John's we grow and learn in the footsteps of Jesus.


National Curriculum


The National Curriculum for English reflects the importance of spoken language in pupils. development – linguistic, cognitive and social – across the whole curriculum. Teaching ensures the continual development of pupils. confidence and competence in spoken language. The whole school uses storytelling and ‘talk for writing’ as a way to link coherent speaking and listening skills to writing. Each Programme of Study is set out year-by-year for Key Stage 1 and two-yearly for Key Stage 2 in English and by the end of each Key Stage pupils are expected to have the knowledge, skills and understanding of matters taught in the relevant Programme of Study.