Subject Information - Curriculum breakdown
Please click on the attachments or links below, for further information about the teaching of each subject.
At St John Fisher RC Primary School, Religious Education is the core of the core subjects of the curriculum and all children will study R.E. for 2 hours 25 minutes per week in Key Stage 1 and 2 hours 35 minutes per week in Key Stage 2. EYFS ensure 10% of their focus teaching time and continuous provision is dedicated to R.E.
In addition to R.E. lessons, pupils also participate and lead in Mass, feast days, Holy days, liturgical reflections, collective worship & daily dedicated prayer and liturgy time, which involves religious actions and worship, including the celebration of the sacraments.
We follow the ‘Come and See’ Religion Education scheme. This is one of the recommended schemes from the Diocese of Southwark and fulfils the requirements of the Bishop's Conference and the Curriculum Directory for Religious Education, which sets forth the expectations for what should be covered by Religious Education teaching in Catholic Schools in England and Wales.
'Come and See' was developed to respond to the needs of children today in their faith journey, to enable them to grow in their religious literacy and understanding. At the heart of the programme is the mystery of God’s self-revelation of love through Jesus Christ. 'Come and See' gives pupils the opportunity to explore the mystery of faith through Scripture and Tradition. There are nine topics within each year group that complement the liturgical year and explore:
Community of faith- Church
Celebration in ritual- Sacraments
Way of life- Christian living
These topics are taught according to the End of Year Progress Descriptors for Religious Education, which comply with the recent RED and inform the planning and assessment of the development of skills required to understand, discern and reflect.
Teachers ensure that learning is suitably pitched in order that R.E. is interesting, enjoyable and challenging. Links are made with pupils’ own experiences, universal experiences and with the experiences of other world views.
Throughout a pupil’s school journey, they will each have the opportunity to regularly explore different faiths, religions and world views as part of our RE curriculum, in particular, Judaism, Islam and Hinduism.
Parents' RE Newsletter Spring Term
Parents' RE Newsletter Summer Term
Mathematics Calculation Policy -
St John Fisher follows the White Rose scheme of work for Mathematics. We also use the NCETM resources to support the teaching of 'Mathematics Mastery'.
St John Fisher follows the Kent scheme of work for Science.
PSHE & RSE
St John Fisher follows the Jigsawpshe scheme of work for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).
Please click here to find out more about British Values at St John Fisher.
Subject OverviewProgression of Skills and Knowledge Map - currently being updated
St John Fisher follows the 'KAPOW' scheme of work.
ART, DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
St John Fisher follow the 'Kapow' scheme of work for Art and Design.
Spanish is taught by a specialist teacher, from Year 2 to Year 6.
Music is taught by a specialist teacher, from Nursery to Year 6.
St John Fisher follows the Merton Schools Sports Partnership's units.
Games is taught by a specialist teacher, from Merton Schools Sports Partnership.