What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.
We place great emphasis on making children feel secure and confident in the school. It is important to prepare children for a very positive start to their school life.
The school now has an Early Years Foundation Stage Unit with children starting from age 2. The Pre-school and Nursery children follow themes and topics throughout the year. Our Early Years provision and home-school links are designed to enable every child to make a good start and we aim to build on that early confidence.
We believe that it is very important that our children are settled and happy as it is only then that they can learn.
We have long recognised the need for a broad and balanced curriculum. The curriculum is an ever changing tapestry and we review our curriculum regularly to ensure it is fit to serve the needs of children growing up in the 21st century. The school is accredited as an “Adventure Learning School”.
We believe that learning should be a life long adventure; exciting and challenging.
We also strive to develop in our children a knowledge of what is right and wrong, the ability to take responsibility for their actions, the need for politeness and general good manners and the ability to question but also to see the other person's point of view. We involve them in decisions about the school, and encourage them to care about our school, its environment and other people.
We use Letters and Sounds for the teaching of Phonics and a wide variety of reading schemes and books to support the teaching and learning of reading. The Oxford Owl website has lots of information about phonics and how you can help your child.
The curriculum is built around topics which follow a two year cycle in lower KS2 and a two year cycle in Upper KS2. Topics are reviewed annually.
RE Policy at St Oswald's
Early Years & KS1 Topic Overview
Lower KS2 Topic Overview
Upper KS2 Topic Overview
Curriculum overview from Nursery to Year 6
St Oswald's subscribe to a very popular Mathematics online learning programme called 'Times Table Rockstars.'
Classes 2, 3 & 4 use this programme, and have been provided with logon details.
Please use the link below, to get more information or to log in