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Oxley Park Academy


Two Sites, One Heart, One Mission, One School

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, art pathways, DT pathways, and so on; all of which compliment their Core 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 for the year: