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Curriculum Intent

At Oakfield Primary School we aim to provide the highest possible quality of teaching and learning through a curriculum that is stimulating, challenging, exciting and memorable.  As an inclusive school we are committed to educate and develop all our pupils and give them equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum which not only includes the National Curriculum and R.E. but also includes personal, social, health education and citizenship.


At Oakfield Primary School we have designed our curriculum to meet the specific needs of our pupils and our community. We have identified key curriculum drivers:

  • to be an effective communicator
  • to use creativity
  • to gain greater knowledge of the wider world – places, people and cultures
  • to create ‘memorable moments’


At Oakfield our curriculum intent focuses on what children learn but also how children learn. We encourage pupils to become independent learners – we want children to be resourceful, show divergent thinking and resilience when trying something new or facing a challenge so that they are prepared for the next stage in their education.  Our ‘Learning Toolkit’ provides a weekly whole school focus through assembly and during our day to day life at Oakfield.

We have high expectations of what pupils can do and reinforce this by reminding pupils of the school's Ps and Qs within lessons. 

All pupils are encourage to do their very best and show 'good work and lots of it!'



We aim to create 'memorable moments' for your child during their time at Oakfield Primary School including educational visits and visitors to provide first-hand experiences.  Each year group plans Educational Visits to enrich the curriculum and stimulate pupils.  In order to do this, we rely on voluntary contributions from parents to support us. It is our policy that no child will be penalized through inability to pay, however, where insufficient money has been contributed collectively to cover the visit, the school will consider cancelling the visit and return all contributions made.


Curriculum Implementation:

At Oakfield Primary School our Reception pupils follow the curriculum as laid down for the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ Framework which sets out the standards to make sure that children aged from birth to 5 learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. Practitioners also use the Development Matters document which is the non-statutory curriculum guidance for the new Early Years Foundation Stage framework.


At Oakfield Primary School practitioners plan an exciting and challenging curriculum based on our observation of children’s needs, interests and stages of development across the seven areas of learning to enable the children to achieve and exceed the Early Learning Goals. It is every child’s right to have access to positive, varied and relevant experiences which prepare that child for the future.


Teachers plan child initiated and adult led activities for each of the seven areas of learning taken from the Early Years’ framework.

The seven areas of learning are split into Prime and Specific Areas.


The three Prime Areas:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children are also supported through the four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.


The Specific Areas are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design