The aim of the curriculum at Oakdale Junior School is to provide pupils with a rich, relevant, broad and balanced education, in line with the National Curriculum.
The teaching staff consider what they want the children to learn, why they are teaching it and carefully consider how to teach and assess it. The right context focusing on skills, enquiry, research and knowledge, making use of a variety of approaches including using drama, film, computing, real-life experiences and outdoor learning to name a few, all contribute to providing opportunities to achieve outstanding learning, achievement and significant growth in pupils’ knowledge. The school focuses on promoting excellent attitudes to learning.
The methods and strategies used to teach these skills are left to the discretion of the year group to ensure that learning and teaching remains fresh, focused and inspiring. The National Curriculum provides the statutory content so that the school can ensure progression and coverage across the key stage.
There are also a number of whole school opportunities, which enhance the curriculum and real-life experiences for pupils.
We follow the Redbridge Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2015-2020. Unit numbers refer to this syllabus. www.redbridgerenet.co.uk/index.html
PSHCE is a non-Statutory subject – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-social-health-and-economic-education-pshe/personal-social-health-and-economic-pshe-education Citizenship is only statutory at KS3 and KS4 but does form part of the school’s provision.
Updates about the children’s learning can be found on the weekly class updates and newsletters.
Curriculum Leaflets for the Autumn Term 2018 for each year group can be found here. These include the weekly spelling lists and replace the class update.
Year 3: click here
Year 4: click here
Year 5: click here
Year 6: click here