St James' CE Primary School

Creating a school family founded upon Christian values

  • love
  • hope
  • peace
  • joy
  • forgiveness
  • compassion
  • honesty
  • patience
  • perseverance
  • koinonia

St James' Curriculum


At St James' we use the Cornerstones Curriculum Framework as a starting point from which to personalise the planning and resourcing of our wider curriculum. We believe that children deserve a broad and balanced curriculum that enables them to develop a deep understanding of each subject and the inter-connections between them. We deliver many of the subjects in our wider curriculum (Geography, History, Science, DT, and some English) through themed Learning Journeys.


Themes lasting a term (1/2 termly in Early Years) are designed to engage and inspire pupils. With the use of this program cross curricular links are developed to promote and deepen students’ knowledge and skills building on learning across subject specialisms. These themes are planned to use the framework of the National Curriculum and the EYFS curriculum. Curriculum Maestro themes do not provide full coverage of the National Curriculum therefore this approach is supplemented by discrete lessons in English, Maths, RE, Art,  PE, PSHE & RSE, Early reading, MFL, Music and Computing


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English  Maths  Science RE History 














Music MFL