Engagement for every child, in every environment, with irresistible invitations to learn.
At Oaklands School, we believe that our curriculum should be rich, varied, creative and challenging in order to engage and motivate our children. We strive to meet the needs of each child to enable them to fulfill their potential. We have developed a curriculum which we feel reflects the needs and learning styles of our pupils. It has been developed in response to our current pupil population, and after listening to the pupils themselves, their families, staff and other professionals.
Our thematic school curriculum includes some of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) themes which we feel have been successfully used to inspire learning at the school. However, it also incorporates many ‘Out and About’ themes and School Designed topics, to engage pupils in real-life learning opportunities, developing the ‘functional’ life skills and understanding our pupils will require as they move on to secondary schools and beyond.
The topics ensure breadth and progression through key stages and encourage transference of skills through cross-curricular coverage and provision.
promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society
prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life
This curriculum model means that we have a clear focus on Language and Communication and Personal and Social skills, building skills for life-long learning. We have introduced Learning Habits to the school as a focus for developing independent learning.