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 Oldfield Brow Primary 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.
At Oldfield Brow Primary, we recognise that success in English is increasingly necessary in today’s world as a tool for thought, learning and expression, and will not only support children’s life-long learning but will also lead to improved life chances. We passionately believe that competency in reading is essential to enable knowledge acquisition and to make learning meaningful. Our school is committed to enabling every pupil to read fluently and with understanding, so that they are empowered to make sense of their experiences and begin to interpret the world around them. We also want our pupils to become fluent and effective writers and speakers. Further details about our Reading and Writing Curriculums can be found in the Download Section.
Further details of other curriculum matters can be found below, and on the individual classes’ web pages. You may also find the 'Chatterday' document useful as it explains our policy on supporting your child at home.