Curriculum Design

Striving for excellence in our curriculum

We have designed our curriculum around four key drivers which underpin all teaching and learning at The Oaks and reflect our children’s needs. Our curriculum is ambitious and broad,  building on the requirements of the National Curriculum in an engaging, memorable and coherent way. We strive for children to acquire an interconnected body of knowledge as well as to become excellent learners

The development of reading is central to our curriculum. Children at The Oaks spend their first years at school learning to read, enabling them to read to learn. High quality texts are meticulously chosen to support learning and the acquisition of knowledge across the curriculum. We strive to nurture a love for reading and aim for every child to leave our school reading fluently and talking confidently about the books and authors they love. 

We want our pupils to learn ‘through talk’ as well as to learn ‘to talk’. High quality talk is deliberately planned for in a progressive way across our curriculum, to ensure children have the opportunity to broaden their vocabulary, deepen their subject knowledge and articulate themselves well. All of these opportunities empower them to better understand themselves.