Green Oak C of E Primary School Curriculum
At Green Oak C of E Primary and Nursery School we provide a broad, creative and balanced curriculum, which inspires children to develop a lifelong love of learning and prepares them for life in modern Britain.
Learning that takes place throughout the curriculum actively promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
We aim to develop enquiring and lively minds as well as the knowledge and skills to enable children to achieve their full potential in an ever changing world. We have high expectations of all children and encourage positivity and endeavour in all they do.
English and mathematics and are core skills which children enable children to access and progress their learning in other subject areas. These are taught in discrete lessons but maximise cross-curricular links where appropriate to enable children to understand their relevance to wider learning.
We are lucky to have a well established and thriving Forest School on our site for our pupils where they can learn outdoors all year round. Our curriculum has been developed to incorporate the outdoor facilities wherever possible to encourage our pupils to develop their skills in a range of different contexts.
The school follows the revised National Curriculum, a link to which can be found by clicking the link below.
Our Topic Jigsaws for each class give an outline of the areas being studied each term. Each class has a separate dropdown ‘tab’ and a link to a PDF of the overview for the relevant year group.
Phonics is taught in Early Years and Key Stage 1 using a variety of resources including Letters and Sounds, Jolly Phonics and Phonics Play. Phonics is taught every day in class with LSA support to allow teachers to address children’s individual needs.
Spelling and Grammar are taught in stand alone lessons every week in Key Stage 1 and twice a week in Key Stage 2. These skills are then highlighted and practised in daily teaching across all subjects but particularly in English. A range of resources are used to deliver the National Curriculum spelling and grammar expectations including No Nonsense Grammar, No Nonsense Spelling, Phonics Play and Spelling Play.
A wide range of reading scheme books are used to teach reading across the school including Oxford Reading Tree, PM , Rigby Star, Bug Club and Alphakids.
The school employs a Reading Recovery Teacher, Mrs Mills, who works with focus children in Year 1 and who also shares her vast knowledge and expertise by advising teacher colleagues with all aspects of phonics and reading development. Reading is a key focus for Green Oak and we are very proud to let everyone know we achieved a National Reading Recovery Award in July 2017. Mrs Mills is our English Subject Leader for KS2 as well as our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). Mrs Wilson, our Reception teacher, is the English Subject Leader for EYFS (Reception) and KS1 and is our Early Years Foundation Leader. Mrs. Mallett is our Assistant Head, Year 6 teacher, Maths Subject Leader and is in charge of Teaching and Learning across the school.