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St Vigor and St John Church School and The Mill Nursery

being adventurous,

being ethical,

being connected,

being unique

The curriculum at St Vigor and St John Church School



The curriculum at St Vigor and St John School is based on four key areas within our vision for learning; these areas set out to describe the sort of dispositions we want our children to develop in life.

They are;

  • Being Adventurous
  • Being Connected
  • Being Ethical
  • Being Unique

We use national expectations to design a progressive curriculum that promotes and supports children's development and capacity in these areas. 

We celebrate children's achievements through the lense of these 4 dispositions.




Long Term Curriculum Plans

Long term curriculum plans can be found on the 'Curriculum' page of each class. These are overviews of all subject areas and how these are mapped throughout the year.


Quest Plans

Each half-term, teachers plan learning within an Enquiry Question or 'Quest'. They group together elements of learning from different subjects and aim to develop our pupil's ability to explore, research and answer the enquiry question. We aim to do this through a balance of lessons that develop subject knowledge and understanding, key subject skills and key learning skills.


Teachers plan to make learning real and relevant by linking activities to the children's world and by having tangible outcomes to learning. We aim to involve people and organisations from outside school (e.g. artists, farmers, people with stories and experiences to share) and take children on visits to help bring learning alive (e.g. visits to historical sites, factories, quarries, galleries) and provide children with a solid sense of their community -in a local, national and international dimension.


An overview of the yearly Quests can be found on the 'Curriculum' page.


Termly Quest Pie Charts

Termly QUEST pie charts map out the weighting of subject areas and explain what subjects are taught discretely and those which are covered through our QUEST enquiry approach.


Have a look at the events page and class pages for photographs and activities of our curriculum in action!


Phonics Teaching

Each day, the children in Arum and Bryony Class are taught phonics in small groups or as a whole class. We teach phonics as part of the English curriculum in Campion class and in KS2 as needed, together with spelling, to ensure all our children are confident in using phonics to help them to read and write. We use a number of phonics teaching resources including a government publication called ‘Letters and Sounds’.


Early Reading

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