We make our curriculum interesting by structuring it around topics and finding opportunities to make cross curricular links ensuring good provision in English, Maths & ICT. Teachers are quickly able to adapt the curriculum to take account matters of immediate interest and current issues. See our current termly Topic page under the Parents section to see what we are learning about in each class at the present.
Our commitment to inclusion ensures that all children access the curriculum at appropriate levels and a wide range of enrichment activities. We have held Friendship Days, Maths weeks, and several Curriculum subjects and Arts weeks.
We currently have a strong focus on singing and have achieved the Sing Up Silver Award. We teach French across both our Y5/6 class and our Y2/3/4 class, opportunities for extra curricular activities are open to all learners.
We run a variety of flourishing clubs at lunchtimes and after school, these include: cooking, craft, gardening, football, netball, cricket and tag rugby which are well attended by our children.
Our curriculum is also enriched by many visits and visitors to support our topics, e.g. Chepstow Castle – Castles, Weston Super Mare – The seaside, Cheddar Gorge – Stone Age to Iron Age, Chedworth villa, Roman Baths – Romans, Berkely Castle – Local History, Folly Farm – Habitats, Bristol Museum - Egyptians, Caerleon, @Bristol, planetarium - Space. We have many visitors to Collective Worships and also visiting musicians, dancers, theatre groups and visitors from other cultures and faiths.
In Key Stage 1 we use a variety of reading books based around the Oxford Reading Tree series of books, we use ‘Letters and Sounds’ to teach phonics and use the ‘Rapid Reads’ scheme to support some children.
At present we follow the National Curriculum teaching all year groups: maths, Literacy, Science, ICT, Art ,Design & Technology, PE, RE, Music and PSHE. History and Geography are usually taught through whole class ‘topics’ – such as ‘Rivers’ or ‘Ancient Romans’.
At present French is the modern foreign language we teach to Key Stage 2 children.
In Key Stage 1 children learn phonics with the ‘Letters and Sounds’ approach and through ICT using ‘Phonics Play’.
We use a variety of reading schemes throughout the school, including The Oxford Reading Tree books.
If you wish to know any further information regarding the school’s curriculum please call in to the school office, we will be more than happy to answer your queries.
KS2 SATs results (4 children in cohort = 1 child = 25%)
% meeting expected standard
Subject National Oldbury CEVC Primary School
Reading 75% 50%
Writing 78% 25%
SPAG 78% 25%
Maths 76% 50%
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