St John’s School Kindergarten is a very happy place to be!  Our children are friendly and confident with a love of learning that stands them in good stead for the years ahead.  Visitors to Kindergarten often comment on the calm, purposeful atmosphere and delightful children as well as the excellent standard of work being produced.

Our Kindergarten curriculum consists of a combination of topic based and subject based lessons with children being encouraged to progress their understanding of basic skills whilst also developing their investigative and explorative abilities.  As our school contains pupils of up to 16 years, we in Kindergarten are fortunate to have access to subject specialist teachers for PE, Drama, Design & Technology, Computing and Music as well as facilities of a high standard.

Sample timetable

Period Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
1 Maths Maths Music English
Writing
Reading
2 Science Maths
3 Reading Reading Drama Games
B R E A K
4 Spelling English
Grammar
Maths Singing Games
5 English
Writing
Geography Science
6 History Times Tables
B R E A K
7 DT PE Reading PSHE Swimming
8 English
Comprehension
Art
9 RE ICT Handwriting

At St John’s we pride ourselves on the relationships we build with the families of the children in our care.  To help with this, we use communication books which are introduced in Pre-Reception and extend this to homework diaries in Lower Kindergarten (Year 1) and Upper Kindergarten (Year 2).  As well as setting out the homework set, these continue to facilitate daily communication between home and school.

As in all parts of St John’s School our Kindergarten children can have the opportunity to further enrich their education with extra-curricular clubs such as Dance and Multi skills as well as Individual Music (From Upper Kindergarten-Year 2) and LAMDA lessons (Speech and Elocution)– these are in addition to tuition fees.  All children from Reception to Upper Kindergarten (Year 2) go swimming on a weekly basis.