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Curriculum

Foundation Curriculum


Nursery Autumn - Term 1

Nursery Autumn Term 2

Nursery Spring- Term 1

Nursery Spring Term - 2

Reception Autumn - Term 1

Reception Autumn Term- 2

Reception Spring Term - 2


The curriculum for children in the Foundation Stage is based on the government’s Foundation Stage Curriculum guidance Development Matters. It is divided into the following areas of learning:

Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development;
  • Physical Development;
  • Communication and Language.

Specific Areas

  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Expressive Art and Design; 
  • Understanding the World

At the end of the Reception year, all children are assessed to see if they have met a set of early learning goals (ELG) in different areas of learning.  These will change for all schools from September 2022.

However, Oldbrook School has decided to become an early adopter school and from this year we will be using the new ELGs to assess children at the end of their Reception year.

Development Matters Guidance Document


National Curriculum - Years 1 and 2


The children study units of work in the following subjects. Please click on the subject links to find out about each subjects Intent, Implementation, Impact and the progression in knowledge and skills.

Core Subjects:

English

Maths

Science

Computing

Foundation Subjects:

History

Geography

Art & Design

Music

Physical Education [PE]

Design Technology [DT]

Religious Education [RE]

PSHE and RSE

The creative curriculum is carefully planned, with reference to the National Curriculum. There is an overall yearly plan, which shows the content covered by each year group, each term. Schemes of Work give details of what is taught, teaching methods, resources and assessment arrangements. Teachers work in year group planning teams to produce detailed weekly plans, which show learning intentions and activities for each lesson.

Learning intentions are shared with children so that they know what they are doing and why. Children have targets so that they know what they need to do to improve.


Curriculum Newsletters

Year 1 - Term 1 - Percy The Park Keeper

Year 1 - Term - 2 - The Jolly Postman

Year 1 - Term 3 Victorians

Year 2 - Term 1 - Great Fire of London

Year 2 - Term 2 - Fairytales

Year 2 - Term 3 - SPACE

Year 2 - Term 4 - Peter Rabbit