Our curriculum intent
Community of Learning:
To enable all our children to aspire to seek out challenging learning experiences together.
Children’s unique identities and learning styles are celebrated and tailored to, enabling them to build a positive mind set towards their learning.
To empower a strong sense of determination allowing all our children to flourish in all areas of our enriched curriculum creating positive school memories
The teaching staff at Oakhill Church School work hard to make sure that all children are engaged, stimulated and challenged by their learning. Although some subjects; Phonics, Reading, Writing and Maths are taught discretely, other areas of the curriculum are delivered through cross-curricular enquiries . All areas of our curriculum are planned with the National curriculum for England as its starting point, with teachers tracking objectives to ensure even coverage.
The termly enquiry themes are designed to enable children to:
develop social skills through collaboration and effective communication
manage feelings evaluate be self-motivated
become creative thinkers
empathise in addition to skills and knowledge specific to each subject area.
In each topic children evaluate their own learning and encouraged to pursue independent lines of enquiry.
For phonics in Early Years and Key Stage 1 we follow a highbrid scheme that combines the best elements of Jolly Phonics Programme & Letters and Sounds. Children receive dedicated phonics teaching every day in Reception and Year 1 to ensure they make good progress with developing their early reading skills and towards the phonics screening check at the end of Year 1. We run regular parent workshops to ensure you are able to continue the work at home and have the skills to support your childs development.
Reading and Maths schemes
Reading for our younger children follows the Oxford Reading Tree scheme with pupils moving up stages as they achieve certain goals. Children, through guided reading, will read with their teacher on a weekly basis and are expected to read independently at home.
For Maths we follow the White Rose Scheme and this is supplemented by a variety of other resources to ensure support and challenge for all children. Teachers provide a broad and varied range of support for children and ensure challenge is present in all lessons.
More detailed information about the work that children will be doing in each year will be provided by your child's teacher through a curriculum plan at the start of each topic. Termly overviews are uploaded via the whole school communication app, mySchoolApp.