Curriculum

The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools so children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject. For more information please follow the link below: Department for Education – National Curriculum

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Curriculum Overviews

Autumn 2022

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Exploring the work of Mondrian, Year 2

Art

“Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically …

Computing

The Computing Curriculum provides essential skills which our children require to actively participate in the digital world both now and in the future. We recognise the importance of ensuring that our children are digitally literate and are aware of the risks that working online can bring. The computing curriculum provides for the progressive development of …

Design and Technology

D&T gives children the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. We feel it is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work. Through creative and practical activities, children are taught the processes of …

English

Teaching and Learning of Literacy and English At Oak View Primary and Nursery School, we aim to create, inspire and empower children through fostering their love of language and literature. We aim to create a generation of articulate, highly literate, confident and imaginative children. We aim to develop pupils’ abilities within an integrated programme of …

Phonics

Phonics is the foundation on which we build our Literacy curriculum and Children from the outset of their learning are introduced to a rich vocabulary world which will stimulate their curiosity and support them to express their thoughts and feelings. Phase 1 provides a wealth of opportunities for the children to explore sounds and develop their …

Humanities

Intent At Oak View, we aim to give our children a humanities curriculum which enables them to become confident, creative and independent learners who can explore the use of different knowledge and skills throughout their learning. We seek to broaden children’s real-life experiences both inside and outside of school through educational visits, visitors, experimentation, exploration …

Maths

We currently use ESSENTIALmaths which was designed by Herts for Learning. It is designed to support teachers in their planning and resourcing of each learning sequence and encourages the use of concrete, pictorial and abstract representations as well as other mastery techniques. The maths curriculum is broken down into 7 strands: Number and Place Value …

Modern Foreign Languages

At Oak View, we follow the Language Angels programme for teaching Spanish. The programme has been designed for schools by experts in teaching foreign languages. To ensure lessons are fun, interactive and include a wide variety of strategies to engage the children. The programme encourages and promotes the children to acquire the skills to learn …

Music

Charanga Music At Oak View, we use the ‘Charanga’ music scheme of work. It provides week-by-week lessons for each year group in the school. The scheme covers a wide range of music with children exploring different genres such as nursery rhymes, classical, blues, jazz, 60’s, 70’s, rock, pop and rap. These genres are explored through …

PE

At Oak View, the intent of teaching PE is to give the children the tools to take part in a range of physical activity and school sport to make a positive impact on their own physical health and wellbeing. We encourage a wide range of sporting and physical skills and opportunities to help support fitness …

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, …

Religious Education

Purpose of Study At Oak View, we follow the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for RE. It aims to enable schools to achieve high quality Religious Education for all. RE aims to enable pupils to become religiously and theologically literate so they can engage in life in an increasingly diverse society. It is not about telling pupils …

Science

The Importance of Science “Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them.  It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge.  Because Science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels.  Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling.  This …

Useful Links

Letters & Sounds (EYFS) Spelling of three letter words (cvcs) Learn the sounds that letters make Sorting game Match the Sounds Listen and Match Match the picture with each CVC Stories & Rhymes (EYFS) Listen to the story of Mr Small Nursery rhyme about Humpty Dumpty Animated story of Hairy Henry’s Monster Shopping Trip The …