It is our vision to distil a lifelong love of English within our pupils. Fluency in spoken language, reading and writing allows children to meet their full potential within school and later in life.
It is our vision to provide our pupils with a broad range of skills that will enable them to flourish in the real world. We work hard to provide a rich and varied curriculum to challenge and meet the needs of our children. All pupils are taught mathematics from the Herts Essentials. This follows CPA and consistently builds on prior learning to provide them with strong arithmetic skills that they apply to problem based activities.
- Maths Curriculum Overview (571.60KB)
It is our vision to distil a lifelong love of science within our pupils. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity.
We work hard to provide a rich and varied curriculum to challenge and meet the needs of our children. We believe all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.
- Science Curriculum Overview (115.54KB)
Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this.
- Computing Curriculum Overview (124.16KB)
It is our vision to distil a lifelong love of the Arts within our pupils and introduce children to the role Art and Design plays in our society. Art and Design has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity.
We work hard to provide a rich and varied curriculum to challenge and meet the needs of our children. We believe all pupils should be taught to appreciate all artwork, develop essential skills in art techniques, experience working with specialist equipment and materials and be influenced by great artists, craftspeople and designers.
We believe Design and technology prepares our children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world.
We work hard to provide a curriculum to develop the creative, technical and practical expertise our children need to achieve as individuals and as part of a team. Through combining practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as of functions and industrial practices.
At Oakmere, we believe in offering a rich and diverse modern foreign language curriculum that is accessible to all learners. As a school with a large percentage of children who are EAL, we value the opportunities that children can gain from learning a new language. By celebrating the differences and successes of our diverse community, our pupils are given the opportunity to gain a broader understanding of the wider world. We believe that these opportunities should be reflected in our teaching of French.
We have adopted the Language Angels scheme of work and resources to ensure we offer a relevant and vibrant foreign languages curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes. This scheme encourages pupils to reach their full potential, promoting excellent standards in foreign language learning. We believe in building the necessary confidence and skills for lifelong learning, encouraging all children to continue studying French beyond key stage 2.
The geography curriculum at Oakmere enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
We intend to develop children’s curiosity and a fascination of the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives, and we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world.
Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it.
- Geography Curriculum Overview (135.79KB)
Our aim at Oakmere Primary School is to encourage pupils to develop an appreciation and understanding of the past, evaluating a range of primary and secondary sources. Our historians will also be able to explain clearly how these sources give us an insight about how people around the world used to live and how these interpretations may differ. Pupils will be taught to make links between these areas of learning, with the aim of developing engaged, motivated and curious learners that can reflect on the past and make meaningful links to the present day.
Our History curriculum has been designed to cover all of the skills, knowledge and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum. The National Curriculum states that ‘a high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.’
- History Curriculum Overview (112.63KB)
It is our vision to instil a lifelong love of music within our pupils. Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can have a great influence on our mental health.
We work hard to provide a rich and varied curriculum to challenge and meet the needs of our children. We believe all pupils should be taught essential aspects of music, with a view to use and put the knowledge and skills into practice
At Oakmere Primary School, we aim to promote pupil’s personal, social, spiritual and health education, as well as their emotional development and well-being.
We build on statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum and in statutory guidance and follow the ‘Jigsaw’ scheme of work to provide consistency throughout our school.
Our RE lessons are intended to offer a broad and rich RE curriculum to allow for coverage of the areas prescribed; to allow for a variety of ways to explore religions, their community and personal development and wellbeing. The lessons have an intention of providing a high quality, coherent and progressive experience of the subject, with scope for cross-curricular learning.
Through each unit, children will know about and understand a range of religions and world views. They will be able to identify, investigate and respond to a variety of issues. There are opportunities for children to develop positive attitudes and values and to reflect on and relate their learning in RE to their own experiences. The intent is to make sure that children understand the relevance of RE in today’s modern world and how it affects our lives.