Selecting the right skills and knowledge and choosing the right times to teach them is really important in getting pupils at Oak Field ready for their adult lives. Therefore, the curriculum is designed to be responsive to each learner, and build on individual strengths and interests. Recognising, celebrating and planning for pupils' personal needs and aspirations is central to the curriculum that they learn and experience. The curriculum focuses on developing the key skills of communication, expression, physical development, and self-care, all transferrable skills that equip children and young people for life beyond the school.
Progression maps and curriculum sequences reflect the stage (not age) approach; knowledge organisers support a balance of stimulating contexts for progression through different learning experiences, themes and subjects. Follow these links to find out more about each age groups topics, or explore the progression maps that guide us.
(Phase 7-14 and 14-19)
Building on from the Oak Field Steps for Assessment, Curriculum Sequences have been developed to cover the different strands of the curriculum taught . These sequences support and scaffold the pupil's learning from early engagement through to the start of the National curriculum levels. Each step in the sequence builds from initial acquisition of skills through exploring and experiencing activities, to making clear and definite choices and then onto applying and using skills in different contexts. Some examples are given below - for all strands please contact the school for further information.
(Phase 7-14 and 14-19)
For each topic taught there are knowledge organisers that outline the areas to be covered and key vocabulary to be focused on. These are used along with the curriculum sequences to plan topics building on sequences of learning. Some examples are given below - for further information please contact the school.
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These documents help teachers to plan and share with families and school teams’ the personal goals for each pupil. They are carefully linked to Education, Health and Care plans. For older children they include goals for accreditation and awards.
Learning Journeys and Achievement Profiles are used to record community participation and experiences, which help to make sure children are taking part in events relevant to them.
Example page from Achievement Profile (EYFS/KS1)
Example page from Achievement Profile (7-14 Phase)
Example page from Achievement Profile (14-19 Phase)
Many pupils have a Communication Profile to help teachers and professionals detail their communication strengths and next steps as they progress through school.