0161 330 3169

Elgin Street, Ashton-under-lyne, Lancashire, OL7 9DD


Canon Johnson C of E Primary School


Canon Johnson Curriculum

Our Christian school family aim to immerse every child in diverse thought-provoking, memorable experiences which place all children at the heart of discovering their true potential allowing them to become aspirational, valued contributors in an ever changing world.  

The Canon Johnson curriculum enables pupils to develop their knowledge and skills ready for each stage of their learning journey. It deepens their knowledge, enriches their understanding and embeds skills. In our school we split this into three phases:

  • EYFS Through play and exploration, create the experiential foundations for later school success.
  • KS1 Building upon the firm foundations from EYFS in all areas of learning to access the wider curriculum at KS2.
  • KS2 Give pupils the knowledge and skills in preparation for next stage of educational learning.




Whole School Long Term Overview

History and Geography Topic Overview

Canon Johnson History Document

Canon Johnson Geography Document

Art and Design Technology

PSHE and Relationships and Health Education

At Canon Johnson we use Jigsaw which is a whole school approach which aims to prepare children and young people for life, helping them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.

Each Term, every year group across school works on the same theme (puzzle). The learning within each puzzle builds on the learning completed during the previous year group. There are six Puzzles in Jigsaw designed to progress in sequence from the beginning of each academic year:

Term 1: Being Me in My World

Term 2: Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)

Term 3: Dreams and Goals

Term 4: Healthy Me

Term 5: Relationships

Term 6: Changing Me (including Sex Education)


Below is our Jigsaw Charter, which permeates our school community and helps our children as we grow and learn together. We have the Charter displayed in every classroom and it is a part of our whole school ethos.

To find out more about Jigsaw click here.


Jigsaw Content Overview

Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)

The Education Secretary made sex and relationships education

(SRE) compulsory in all secondary schools, and relationships education

compulsory in all primaries from September 2019.

March 2017



At Canon Johnson we use Jigsaw which is fully compliant with DFE Statutory Relationships and Health Education Guidance. It is also a comprehensive Programme for Primary PSHE.

Please take a look at the documents below which give a whole school overview of the topics and areas covered.

Mental Health Awareness

Courtesy of @eenalol try out the following activities to help with your child's mental health.

Computing at Canon Johnson

At Canon Johnson we use Purple Mash as a comprehensive guide to computing in primary schools.


Throughout school we use the Charanga Musical School to support the teaching of music.

CLICK HERE for more information about Charanga.


From Nursery to Year 6 we follow the Get Set 4 PE scheme of work. 

CLICK HERE for more information about Get Set 4 PE.

Cultural Capital 

Outdoor learning and experiences are vitally important to help children embed learning and experience the world. Within our coherently planned curriculum we have built in many first-hand experiences through visits both locally and further a field (including residentials and enrichment days provided by visitors to school).

If you would like some ideas for you to do at home, the National Trust has compiled a list of things to do before you're 11 and 3/4.

 Click here for more information.


Our EYFS, nursery and reception,  follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

CLICK HERE to access more information about the EYFS.

CLICK HERE to download the Department of Education's guidance for parents,  "What to Expect When"


From Year 1 to Year 6 we follow the White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning.

CLICK HERE for more information about the White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning.


Reading is our main priority at Canon Johnson. Reading opens the door of all learning.

To support reading each child has a "Reading Buddy" account which allows them to access online books, tailored to their level of reading.

CLICK HERE for more information about Oxford Owls Reading Buddy.


Phonics is the first stage of reading. It provides the foundations of reading. We are determined to make sure that no child falls behind.

From Nursery onward we follow the Read Write Inc Phonics Scheme.

CLICK HERE for information and guidance on Read Write Inc for parents.


From Year 2 to Year 6 we follow the RWI Literacy and Language curriculum. 

CLICK HERE for more information on Literacy and Language.