At The Oak View Primary Academy we are proud to deliver a rich creative learning experience that enables all the children to fulfil their potential. Our vision puts children first. When children enjoy all aspects of school and are enthusiastic, independent learners they gain the most from their education. We believe this climate for success is delivered through the creation of equal partnership between children, parents and the school.
The curriculum at our school is broad and balanced, fulfilling all National Curriculum requirements. We structure learning to allow for as many cross-curricular opportunities as possible. Underpinning this, children take part in curriculum related visits that focus and further develop their learning. In the mornings we have a strong focus on developing the basic skills of Reading, Writing and Maths as they underpin learning in all other areas of the curriculum. Children have daily phonics/reading lessons as well as key skills sessions where they are able to practice their mental maths, handwriting and spelling skills.
In addition to the National Curriculum, we have identified a range of skills and learning experiences that our children need based on our baseline assessments each year. We have a language-rich environment and curriculum which also develops the children’s vocabulary as they progress through school. Our visits focus on giving children experiences that they might not all get elsewhere. Our PSHE curriculum focuses on developing the children’s understanding of how to look after their health and wellbeing; how to have positive relationships whilst staying safe; and living in the wider world.
In the Foundation Stage, staff have identified the key skills which the children should be taught and alongside the EYFS curriculum, these form a key part of our provision within Little Acorns, Acorn Pre-school and Juniper class (Reception).
Learning takes place in single year classes and children are encouraged to work in partnership with the teacher. Rather than just teaching knowledge, we also focus on skills, enabling children to build upon each learning experience and become skilled independent learners who can apply their skills across the curriculum.
Over the next academic year we are continuing to work with the local English and Maths hubs to raise standards in early reading and maths teaching. We are also taking part in the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI). This is based on research by the Education Endowment Fund, which is supporting a new research and development project to improve the spoken language ability of children in reception classes.
We value all parents as partners in their child’s learning and each term we publish a curriculum outline explaining what each class will be covering (on the class pages) and also weekly homework tasks. Should you have any questions about what your child is learning please contact his/her teacher.