Our Curriculum Overview and Introduction
Mrs Frayne-Johnson, our Curriculum Lead, welcomes you...
A warm welcome to the curriculum page. Here you can find all the important information relating to the curriculum and how it works here at Oxley Park.
Our intention for the curriculum is to offer our children different opportunities throughout the different stages of their learning journey with us. These opportunities should allow them to Dream, Believe and Achieve as set out in our Academy Vision.
Our Curriculum Vision...
Understanding our curriculum...
Our Core Subjects
Our Foundation Subjects
Our Curriculum Overview - Our Intent, Implementation and Impact
Doorways and Pathways
Doorways and Pathways (D&P) combine the teaching and learning of history, geography, art and DT. Each term the whole school from Nursery to Year 6 enter the same Doorway (the theme for that term). Within each doorway there are many different pathways and these will all be very different for each year group. As children progress through Oxley Park they will experience a wide range of history pathways, geography pathways, technology pathways and citizenship pathways; all of which compliment their Learning of English, Maths, Science, Computing, P.E, Music, R.E and PSHE.
English, Maths and Science are regularly brought to life through these doorways, as each theme lends itself well to exciting and creative learning opportunities in these subjects. At Oxley Park, if you enter into a D&P lesson, you are likely to see children taking on the role of detectives, historians, investigators, professors and many more!
Each term opens with a new and exciting ‘doorway into learning’ providing the children with a ‘Dazzling Debut’. This is our opportunity to ‘unlock the learning’ for our children. This is launched in a variety of ways, providing our children with an interesting, and sometimes unexpected, opening to their pathway! Each year group area will be transformed to match each and every pathway, where the theme will scream at you from every wall (and sometimes, the ceiling too!). The children are encouraged to be independent learners at times too, and we encourage them to explore the topic for themselves at different periods.
Our ‘Fabulous Finales’ are wonderful events where the adults responsible for our children are invited into school to share the learning journey with their loved ones at the end of each Doorway. Children and adults are thrown into invigorating activities that show off the learning that has taken place.
Here are our Doorways and Pathways for the year:
Our Doorway into... Stepping Back
|Autumn Term Doorway and Pathways|
|Reception||Our Toy Box|
|Year 1||Medieval Mayhem|
|Year 2||London's Burning!|
|Year 3||Savage Stone Age|
|Year 4||Off with your head|
|Year 5||Tomb Raiders|
|Year 6||Behind Enemy Lines|
|Festivals||Harvest, Diwali and Christmas|
Our Doorway into... Perfect Planet
|Spring Term Doorway and Pathways|
|Year 1||Dear Greenpeace...|
|Year 2||Mr McGregor's Garden|
|Year 3||Fossil Hunters|
|Year 4||Amazing Amazon|
|Year 5||Extreme Earth|
|Year 6||Around the World in 80 days|
|Festivals||Chinese New Year, Holi, Vaisakhi and Easter|
Our Doorway into... Heal The World
Spring Term - Mini Project Doorway and Pathways
How do charities make the world a better place?
|Nursery||Let's help our wildlife!|
|Reception||What can we reuse and recycle?|
|Year 1||What can we do to keep our Oceans blue?|
|Year 2||How can we help the polar bears keep their icy cold habitat?|
|Year 3||How can what's on our plate affect our planet?|
|Year 4||Is Nuclear Energy the way forward?|
|Year 5||Are we too late to save our planet?|
|Year 6||COP26 - Will our World Leaders meeting lead to change?|
Our Doorway into... A Bright Idea
|Summer Term Doorway and Pathways|
|Reception||Fairy Tale Investigators|
|Year 1||Britain's Got Talent|
|Year 3||Full Steam Ahead|
|Year 4||Making Britain Great|
|Year 6||Dragons Den|
|Festivals||Ramadan, Eid, Wesak|
Our Doorway into... Moving On
|Summer Mini-Project Doorway and Pathways|
|Reception||England and Scotland|
|Year 1||Ireland and Wales|
|Year 6||Transition - Moving on!|
Pupils simply love their school! Ofsted 2022
My children enjoy attending each day. They find the work challenging and interesting. They really like the teaching staff and feel supported and have grown in confidence.
Working at Oxley is so special and unique. Everyone is so kind, well-being is at the forefront and our community are a delight. I love my job! (Teacher)
The school missions and values make my son want to be a part of the Academy and try his best. I feel proud that my sons are at Oxley Park and the Nursery and I feel that the changes being made are really positive!
The children are oozing with so much more ‘zest’ since the start of this year, which makes us as parents happier and excited about their future at OPA.
My children love the school! My eldest was quiet, didn’t want to learn, didn’t enjoy school. Now he is settled, has friends and has started to show improvements. My daughter loves her teachers and is extremely enthusiastic.