Statement of Intent
At Oldfield Primary School, we endeavour to make learning meaningful for all children. Our Creative Curriculum is designed to teach children skills for life-long learning and to embed essential knowledge across a broad and balanced range of subjects. Learning is progressive and covers the requirements of the Primary National Curriculum 2014.
All stakeholders in the school demonstrate mutual respect and a strong sense of community. Children are taught about British Values, which promotes tolerance, understanding and the celebration of diversity. 'Bronte Brain' independent learning behaviours are encouraged right from the Nursery years, to foster a growth mindset. Underpinning the whole academic curriculum is PSHE (Personal, Health and Social Education) and Social, Moral , Spiritual and Cultural Development (SMSC).
Teaching teams plan a carefully structured Creative Curriculum, where most subjects are covered through a linked topic. Some subjects are, however, taught discretely; to ensure that coverage is maintained. Medium-term topic plans are sent home for parents and carers, to empower them to support their children's learning. Each topic is launched by a 'Wow Start'; to motivate the children, engage their curiosity and generate key questions to drive subsequent learning. Topics then culminate in 'Fab Finishes', so that everything that the children have learnt and experienced can be celebrated and shared.
As children move through Oldfield Primary, they learn progressive skills and a wide variety of knowledge in a range of subjects. This learning is assessed on a termly basis, allowing subject leaders and teachers to provide scaffolding and challenge for a range of abilities, including children with Special Educational Needs.
The embedding of core English and Maths skills and knowledge is also facilitated, as children are given opportunities to practice and apply their learning in a cross-curricular context. Our Creative Curriculum thus empowers children to become independent, aspirational and effective learners, ready for the next stage of their education.