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 the International Primary Curriculum, so the Oak Lodge curriculum comprises of two strands as follows: 

  • National Curriculum – Numeracy, Literacy (through Power of Reading), Religious Education and PE

  • International Primary Curriculum – Art, Geography, History, ICT, Music, Science, Society, Design & Technology 

Literacy is delivered through the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme and the Power of Reading. 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. 

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is based upon an internationally-minded, thematic, cross-curricular and rigorous teaching structure.  It aims to nurture a love of learning and encourage the development of necessary life skills and personal qualities. It has three distinct Learning Goals: 

  • Subject focus (art, geography, history, ICT, language arts, maths, music, PE, science, society, technology)

  • Personal Qualities (enquiry, adaptability, resilience, morality, communication, thoughtfulness, co-operation, respect)

  • International focus (national, international) 

Each IPC unit takes between 5 and 10 weeks and incorporates elements from the above Learning Goals. Each year children will complete a number of units that together ensure the children will cover all the elements of the above Learning Goals and meet the requirements of the National Curriculum.

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: