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Oak Field School

Curriculum

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CURRICULUM

 

At Oak Field, we strongly believe that selecting the right skills and knowledge and choosing the right times to teach them is really important in getting our pupils ready for their adult lives. Recognising, celebrating and planning for pupils' personal needs and aspirations is central to the curriculum that they learn and experience.

 

Our intent is that each pupil should access a curriculum that is personal to them, yet closely linked with social and community opportunities to learn alongside others.

 

Our curriculum is designed especially to support our pupils to develop their communication skills so that they have a voice, and understand the importance and power of their voice being heard. Our curriculum inspires and encourages pupils to develop a wide range of skills, to support and enable them to become active and valued members of their local and wider communities when they leave school.

 

As a school we want to make sure that all our pupils have access to a fun, rich, diverse and broad curriculum – we use motivating and relevant topics and themes as vehicles for all of our pupils to develop learning skills, and for some of our pupils to develop subject specific knowledge. We want to make sure that our curriculum is responsive to our pupils’ needs but also flexible, so that we can take advantage of opportunities that arise each year, including incorporating significant events, such as Black History Month and the different context for learning offered through our annual Christmas Show.

 

Our curriculum has pathways that pupils will set off on as they journey through school. Some pupils may follow one pathway throughout their whole school journey, and others may move between pathways. The journey may change direction, according to a pupil’s strengths, needs and enthusiasms, but each decision about where their journey is taking them is based on a clear and collaborative understanding of where they are, where they are going and why.
 

September 2021 - July 2022

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Sumer 2

EYFS/KS1

 

All about me

 

Festivals

 

 Weather

 

Space

 

Africa

 

 Under the sea

KS2

Homes and habitats

Our world and beyond

Growing up

Europe

Reduce reuse recycle

in the desert

KS3

Autumn and Weather

Electricity and Energy

Traditional Tales

Air and Space

South America

British Isles

KS4

Communication and  interaction

Shakespeare

Local community

6th form

Poetry and rhyming

Shakespeare

Getting my point across

 

September 2020 – July 2021

Key Stage

/Classes

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Sumer 2

EYFS/KS1

 All about me

Autumn

Dinosaurs

The Jungle

Fairytales

Pirates

KS2

myself

Sounds and lights

My global community

Keeping safe

Myths and legends

Olympics/Paralympics

Move to link to Tokyo reschedule

*Water

KS3

Me and my community

Light, Camera and Action

China

Spring and Weather

Africa

Oceans and Climate

Classes 2,  7, 8

Me myself and I

Faith and light

The world around us

What’s the forecast

African myths and legends

Travel  and movement

KS4

My story – who am I?

Biographies and Characters

Shakespeare

Signs symbols and warnings – in my local community

Exhibitions and workshops

6th form

This is me!

Scripts and sequences

Shakespeare

Communities

Hosting & Events

 

 

ACHIEVEMENT PROFILES

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 of an Achievement Profile for Adeel

 

Example page from Achievement Profile (14-19 Phase)

 

COMMUNICATION PROFILES

Many pupils have a Communication Profile to help teachers and professionals detail their communication strengths and next steps as they progress through school.

 

 

 

TOPIC MAPS

Each Phase of school uses Topic Maps to plan for progression, appropriate repetition and to provide a rich, diverse and appropriate curriculum for the pupils at Oak Field School.

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