Our curriculum design is based on the most up-to-date understanding of how children learn more and remember more. It will allow them to ‘bump into’ concepts regularly as they move through the school, and move these concepts into their long-term memories.
The curriculum is further enriched through Forest School provision. Our assembly programme ensures that children learn about Fundamental British Values, PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) and RSE (Relationship and Sex Education).
To further explore our vision for the curriculum at Oaklands, please read of Curriculum statement below.
You can also access the progression documents for subject areas to see for yourself how learning will build over time, including those subject areas not based on Cornerstones.
We will continue to use Purple Mash as our resource for delivering computing lessons as it provides a clear sequence of learning, building on knowledge and skills. It also supports teacher pedagogy in delivering effective computing lessons, which can be adapted to suit our curriculum. Over time, as Cornerstones becomes embedded in other areas, computing will begin to transition over, taking the best of what we have learnt from Purple Mash and integrating it into our new curriculum.
At Oaklands we use the resource 'Language Angels' to teach to teach French. For more information, please follow the link below: -
Teachers use 'White Rose Maths' to plan and resource maths lessons. White Rose Maths breaks down the requirements of the National Curriculum into small sequential steps to deepen knowledge and understanding.
Charanga is used to support non-specialist teachers to deliver music lessons to their pupils. There is a clear progression of scaffolded skills and knowledge, which builds year-on-year, ensuring that children take part in a breadth of different music sessions and gain a good knowledge of the subject. Follow the link for more information about Churanga https://charanga.com/site/musical-school/
SCARF provides a comprehensive spiral curriculum for PSHE education, including mental health and wellbeing.
Using SCARF across all age groups will ensure progression in knowledge, attitudes and values, and skills – including the key skills of social and emotional learning, known to improve outcomes for children.
SCARF is also mapped to the new DfE guidance for Relationships Education and Health Education, The PSHE Association's Programmes of Study Learning Opportunities, the National Curriculum, Curriculum for Excellence and Ofsted's requirements.