Oldfield Brow Primary School

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As a non-denominational community school, we follow the National Curriculum for pupils from Years 1 to 6 and the Foundation Stage Curriculum for pupils in our Nursery and Reception Classes.

In RE, we follow the local guidelines which encompass many religions and faiths, but is broadly Christian in nature. 

We believe that children need not only to be taught skills and knowledge, but they also need the opportunity to apply these talents too. English and Numeracy skills are often taught in distinct lessons but applied cross-curricular to make them relevant and real. Other subjects are brought to life through the context they are taught in but coverage over all curricular areas is maintained. Although we use a variety of reading schemes for children as and when necessary, the core reading scheme is The Oxford Reading Tree.

Phonics work begins with the children in the Nursery and they use the scheme called ‘Letters and Sounds’ which is complemented by aspects of ‘Jolly Phonics’ as an introduction to reading and writing. This is built upon by the children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 who utilise the ‘Letters and Sounds’ scheme still further.

Further details of curriculum matters can be found below, and on the individual classes’ web pages. Ypu may also find the 'Chatterday' document useful as it explains our policy on supporting your child at home.

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