At Oasis Academy Blakenhale Infants our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of our children, with a carefully structured framework in place to ensure that the essential key skills in each subject area are taught and developed. This approach ensures that even our youngest learners begin to develop their own personal tool kit of skills which they can expand as they journey through our academy.
Much of our curriculum is taught through topics to make learning experiences more meaningful. These topics are taught using the International Primary Curriculum.
Some subjects are taught separately all or some of the time. Subjects may be delivered through a themed week or day or through a shorter block, rather than a lesson each week. Over the course of the year children will have received a broad and balanced curriculum. There is a whole school focus on providing practical activities, which enable powerful first hand learning. The curriculum is further enhanced through a range of enrichment activities such as cookery, trips, visitors, specialist workshops and cultural experiences which promotes engagement and enjoyment of learning amongst our children.
We place a strong emphasis on developing children’s understanding of their own and others’ needs and feelings through Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). At Oasis Blakenhale Infants we follow the PATHS® curriculum, which is a comprehensive program that promotes emotional and social competencies, reducing aggression and behavior problems in Nursery through to Key Stage 2, while simultaneously enhancing the educational process in the classroom. This innovative curriculum is designed to be used by educators and counselors in a multi-year, universal prevention model. Although primarily focused on the school and classroom settings, information and activities are also included for use with parents.
In Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2) the children follow the National Curriculum for English and Mathematics. This has recently been updated and a new curriculum was in place from September 2014. In the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) follow the 2012 Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
Please see our year group curriculum newsletters for more information about what your child will be learning and how you can support at home.
Subjects covered within our curriculum are Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography, Art, Design Technology, ICT, Music, PE, RE and PSHE.
We are particularly proud of our PE offer at the academy as we have an emphasis here on healthy living and healthy bodies.
For further information about the curriculum, or if you have any questions please contact the following staff: Mrs Cotterrel.