Our Curriculum

 

At Oak Lodge our aim is to create a friendly, exciting and inspiring place to learn, where children feel safe and nurtured. We want our children to become brave learners, who are willing to try new things and learn from their mistakes, so that they are able to grow into independent and confident young people, well prepared for the next stage in their education. 

We are committed to the inclusion of all children. All children, including those with specific learning difficulties, those with physical disabilities, the most able and children with English as an additional language are nurture through a range of strategies, interventions and support. 

We want our children to have a variety of experiences and we are committed to following the requirements of the National Curriculum. Part of this is taught through a topic based curriculum. 

Literacy is delivered through the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme,the Power of Reading and The Big Read. Children’s learning is based upon carefully selected, high quality books and combined with creative teaching approaches, involving for example, art and drama to heighten the experience of reading. The aim of this approach is to engage and motivate children in their literacy learning, to broaden their vocabulary and enable a deeper understanding of texts; in addition it provides a stimulating, meaningful context for writing.  A quality text is used as a basis for learning over several weeks.  Children explore and discuss the text through creative activities.  They also write in a range of genres as part of the unit. 

For the teaching of mathematics we use a range of resources to supplement our scheme of work.  We dedicate a significant amount of time to developing key number concepts each year. This ensures students build their fluency as number sense will affect their success in other areas of mathematics.  Building on their knowledge and understanding of number children are challenged to develop their reasoning and problem solving skills. 

 

Please click on the links below to download an overview of the curriculum for each year group.

Curriculum Overview

End of Year Expectations

For each year group we have End of Year Expectations.  We have identified these expectations as being the minimum requirements a child must meet in order to ensure continued progress throughout the year.

Please click on the links below to download the End of Year Expectation leaflets: