A Typical School Day
We provide an extended day for our children, which starts at 8.30am and ends at 3.15pm (Mon-Thurs) and 3pm (Fri). Extra-curricular clubs are available on Mon-Thurs from 3.15 – 4.00pm.
Thanks to The Timpson Foundation, we offer a free breakfast club from 8am.
After school care is available on request (chargeable).
Our Curriculum is more than just learning...
Helping all our children fulfil their potential in every way is at the heart of our comprehensive and innovative education programme.
Intent: to open the children’s eyes to the wonder of the world around them both now and in the past; how it relates to them and how it will influence their futures.
Implementation: We are proud to deliver stimulating learning, which engages children of all backgrounds and abilities.
As a school, we are making significant improvements and are on our way to becoming outstanding.
Our success is based on an equal partnership between children, parents and the school.
Learning at Oak View is broad and balanced and fulfils most National Curriculum requirements.
Each half term/term, the learning is structured into a Science, History of Geography based topic. Other subjects are linked to the topic wherever possible, but some subjects are taught discreetly. Our curriculum is structured to allow for as many creative opportunities as possible.
Children regularly enjoy curriculum-related days out, are taught phonics and reading on a daily basis, and undertake key-skills sessions to practice mental maths, handwriting and spelling.
We pride ourselves on developing the children’s self esteem and sense of self as individuals within all our children. Our ethos of Believe, Expect, Succeed underpins the British values at Oak View.
In 2019-20 we are working on developing the basic skills in KS1 and developing the children’s knowledge and understanding of the world they live in through our curriculum in KS2.
Curriculum and Ethos
Staff have identified the key skills our children should have as they enter school. Alongside the EYFS curriculum, these form an important part of our focus within Little Acorns, Acorn Pre-school and Juniper class (Reception). A key area of this focus is developing the children’s spoken language and understanding and use of vocabulary. Therefore, we provide a language rich environment throughout the school to support our children’s development in this area.
Learning takes place in single year classes and children are encouraged to work in partnership with their teacher.
In addition to building pupils’ academic knowledge, we focus on a wide range of practical skills, which enable them to become skilled independent learners.
We are enthusiastic about being part of the Maths Hub Working Group, which aims to raise standards in maths by using Mastery teaching methods.
Each term we publish a curriculum outline which explains what each class will be covering, and gives information on homework tasks.
Should you have any questions about what your child is learning please contact his or her teacher. Further details are on the homepage of each class.