Curriculum Intent

At Oakfield Primary School, our curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers. Our research based, bespoke curriculum is progressive and is underpinned by an understanding of how children learn and how knowledge is assimilated into long term memory.

Our eight year curriculum is based upon the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework and the National Curriculum and is reviewed on a termly basis to ensure it meets the needs of our current cohorts and community.

We recognise that every child is unique and welcome and celebrate differences within our school community. Our curriculum aims to be fully inclusive and to develop the cultural capital of all our pupils. To promote this we offer a number of enrichment and extra-curricular activities and, where possible, these are provided at no extra cost to our families.

We acknowledge that we need to develop children’s knowledge of themselves as learners through the use of self-regulation and meta-cognition. Through promoting our learning behaviours of pride, resilience, organisation, curiosity, initiative, independence and team work we seek to prepare children to succeed in a diverse and ever changing society.
Throughout the academic year 2020 – 2021, we developed a subject recovery curriculum to allow for missed learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

The implementation of our aspirational and engaging curriculum can be seen on the individual subject pages.