Academic Overview

2021-2022

Academic Curriculum Subjects

At Oakfield, we try to group subject content that is similar in nature together so that children can use the information to form knowledge and link ideas. For example, we might teach the scientific idea of floating and sinking alongside the historical knowledge of The Titanic.

When we can link content, we do so under a 'Topic' (see below) however there are some ideas or concepts that need to be taught discretely (on their own) because we can't make meaningful links.

We try - wherever possible - to link reading and writing to the topic so that children use their time effectively and make strong links. For example, when studying life cycles of animals in science, we use the Very Hungry Caterpillar text with children in their English lessons.

Subjects that are generally taught discretely are:

Phonics, Maths, R.E., French, P.E. and P.S.H.E.


Subjects that are generally taught as part of a 'Topic' are:

Art, Computing, Science, Design Technology, Geography, History, Music

Art

English

Including Phonics, Reading, Writing, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Mathematics

Including Number, Shape, Space, Measure, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Fluency

Science

Including Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Computing

Design Technology

Including Food Technology

French

Geography

History

Music

Physical Education

Religious Education

Personal Curriculum

Our personal curriculum is a mixture of taught sessions (for example, in PSHE) , pedagogy (for example, Forest School), ethos (for example, our Habits of Mind) and opportunities to learn through experiences (for example, visits and visitors).

Personal, Social, Health Education

Including Relationships and Sex Education

Forest School

Habits of Mind

Enrichment

Topics Overviews (2021-2022)

We teach children subject knowledge and skills through 'topics' which are carefully selected to help children learn and idea in one subject, and apply it in another.

Year R

Let's Explore

Once Upon a Time

Starry Night

Dangerous Dinosaurs

Sunshine & Flowers

Big Wide World

Year 1

Childhood

Bright Lights, Big City

Moon Zoom

Splendid Skies

School Days

Paws, Claws & Whiskers

Year 2

Muck, Mess & Mixtures

Beat, Band, Boogie

Magnificent Monarchs

Wiggle & Crawl

The Scented Garden

Coastline

Year 3

Mighty Metals

Predator

Through The Ages

Rocks, Relics & Rumbles

Urban Pioneers

Emperors & Empires

Year 4

Ancient Civilisations

Playlist

Misty Mountain, Winding River

Burps, Bottoms & Bile

Blue Abyss

Invasion!

Year 5

Alchemy Island

Dynamic Dynasties

Stargazers

Groundbreaking Greeks

Sow, Grow & Farm

Time Traveller

Year 6

Blood Heart

Frozen Kingdoms

Britain at War

Darwin's Delights

Maafa

Tomorrow's World