Oakhill Church School & Nursery Curriculum Intent
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 hybrid 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. Phonics continues in Year 2 with Phase 6, this has an increased focus on spelling patterns. We run regular parent workshops to ensure you are able to continue the work at home and have the skills to support your child’s development.
Reading & Maths Schemes
Our younger children have reading books linked to their phonics stage and they move up through the stages as they progress with their phonics knowledge. 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 class 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. The buttons below will take you to the yearly overviews for each class. The two links on the right hand side will take you to the DfE website where you can view the entire primary school curriculum/EYFS framework.
Curriculum Support Documents
Below you can find the skills and knowledge progressions for each subject. These are split into Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 3-6). These documents will be useful when supporting your child at home with their reading, writing, maths and wider school work. The documents are also available on mySchoolApp, where you will also find further support for all other subjects and website links to continue pupils home learning.