St. John's Catholic Primary School

Oldfield Lane, Bath, Avon, BA2 3NR

01225 303990

Shine, Celebrate and Grow!

Our Approach to Teaching and Learning

We have a two year rolling programme which ensures a rich and engaging curriculum for our children.  These are our themes for 2019 - 2020. 



Term One- Time Travellers!

Time Travellers is a History based unit, inspiring children's interest in the Past.  Each year group has a time in History that they will travel to, they will explore artefacts, be historians and go on a trip or have a visitor. 

EYFS – History of Me!

Yr 1/2 - Vikings

Yr 3/4 - Romans

Yr 5/6 – Egypt

This term the children will also all go to the Bath Literature Festival

Term Two - Our World.

Our World is a Science allowing the children to explore our world and develop their natural curiosity and scientific understanding. 

EYFS - Space

Yr 1/2 - Dinosaurs

Yr 3/4 – Materials

Yr 5/6 – Earth and Space

Term Three - Crack the Code!

Crack the Code! This is a technology based unit where the children will develop their IT skills, it will include some programming and coding.  The children will also learn about effective use of IT and staying safe online.  

EYFS – Technology in our world

Yr 1/2 – Coding and e-safety

Yr 3/4 - Simulations

Yr 5/6 – Problem Solving in Maths and IT

Term Four - Blue Planet

This is an RE based unit where the children will find out more about Pope Francis' Letter Laudato Si.  They will look in detail at how they can live more simply and the effect of our choices. 

EYFS - Recycling

Yr 1/2 – Growing food and living sustainably

Yr 3/4 – Reducing use of plastics

Yr 5/6 – Climate Change

Term Five - Blank Canvas

Blank Canvas this is an art based unit where the children will study different artists and create their own work in the style of an artist. 

EYFS – Patterns in Nature

Yr 1/2 – Looking at the work of Artists

Yr 3/4 – Art to support performance

Yr 5/6 – Art through Early Islamic Civilisation

Term Six - The Olympics This is a 'Global Learning' unit of work.  Each class will have a country competing in the Olympics to follow and support.  Within this they will learn about the country, its culture, food, people, language and more.  Each class will be given their country in an opening ceremony celebration! We will have visitors and we will celebrate the many different cultures that we have in our own school community. 


Our Approach to Teaching and Learning can be found in our Teaching and Learning Policy. Click here to take a look!


Longterm Curriculum Plans

Here are our longterm curriculum plans which link to our two year rolling programme. 

Art and Design Technology Year 1 and 2

Art and Design Technology Year 3 and 4

Art and Design Technology Year 5 and 6

Computing Year 1 and 2

Computing Year 3 and 4

Computing Year 5 and 6

Geography Year 1 and 2

Geography Year 3 and 4

Geography Year 5 and 6

Global Learning Year 1 and 2 

Global Learning Year 3 and 4

Global Learning Year 5 and 6  

History Year 1 and 2

History Year 3 and 4

History Year 5 and 6

Music Year 1 and 2

Music Year 5 and 6

RE whole school coverage

RE mixed-age class planning coverage

Science Year 1 and 2

Science Year 3 and 4

Science Year 5 and 6

Spanish Year 3 and 4

Spanish Year 5 and 6