6 October 2021
An Engaging and Creative Curriculum!
At Oldfield Park Junior School we strongly believe in providing a broad, balanced and highly engaging curriculum so as to inspire and motivate the children in our care, and also to draw on the talents and expertise of our staff. The policy below goes someway to illustrating our approach.
The vast majority of subjects, and related objectives and outcomes, are taught and delivered through a thematic approach. Although Maths is taught as a discrete subject across the school through our TOTEM approach (Talk, Outside, Theme, Engagement and Movement). There are six separate termly themes, each with a designated book for each whereby work recorded and assessed. As an example, our 2020-2021 themes were organised as follows:
2020 - 2021 Topics
The OPJS curriculum also includes:
A weekly lesson of French and are also exposed to other languages through 'Language of the Term', language based visits to local secondary schools and 'European Day of Languages'.
Two hours of curriculum time PE.
A discrete weekly PHSE and RE lesson that follows the relevant and national curriculum.
Swimming for Y5 and Y6.
Year 3 and Yaer 4 learn a musical instrument.
A weekly wellbeing session 'Feelgood Friday' that focusses upon health and wellbeing of all.
Each term OPJS holds an 'Enrichment Day' whereby, as part of the broad and balanced curriculum, a range of different activities ranging from Animation through to Yoga take place. The aim of this day is to expand our children's horizons even further! Snapshots of some of the activities are below and thank you to Mr Newman for organising as well as the whole staff for providing these great opportunities!
Follow the links below to access both the class and subject pages of our website: