Oakhill Primary School

‘Working together for a brighter future’


Curriculum Rationale

At Oakhill we intend to provide children with a broad and balanced curriculum which has been ambitiously designed to suit the needs of our children. We intend to raise aspirations and to promote independence, resilience and confidence. We do this by exposing children to a wide variety of experiences in order for them to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for the next phase of their education.



Through the implementation of our curriculum, we intend for our learners:

  • To read and communicate ideas effectively and efficiently orally and in writing;
  • To use technologies confidently and purposefully;
  • To work independently and collaboratively;
  • To show commitment, inquisitiveness and perseverance;
  • To ask and answer their own questions and those of others;
  • To generate ideas and explore possibilities;
  • To overcome barriers.


We intend for our learners to develop a love of learning; to become learners for life by equipping them with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for the next phase of their education, instilling in them a desire to learn.



We believe that children learn best when they are intrigued and interested: challenged and stimulated. We intend to do this by providing opportunities across the curriculum to read, to be creative, to explore, to investigate, to question and to discuss. Pedagogical approaches are chosen carefully to ensure the best approach to enabling all children to achieve the intended lesson outcome.



In Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 we follow 'Letters and Sounds' to teach phonics. Reading books across the whole school are taken from our reading scheme which is the Collins Big Cat scheme. For pupils still learning to read through phonics, this offers children a phonics based scheme that also exposes pupil to high frequency words within a wide range of text types. When children have secure knowledge of phonics the scheme offers children the opportunity to read a wide variety of text types including: classic novels (such as The Railway Children and Black Beauty), Shakespeare, biographies and playscripts. In addition to their reading scheme book, children from Years 2 - 6 choose a 'free reading' book to read at home with family members. 

Pupils can even access books from the reading scheme from home using the Collins Ebooks site/app which the school subscribe to. Pupils have a huge range of books at their level to choose from at home!


Should you require further information on the curriculum at Oakhill then please contact the school office and ask to speak to Mrs Hawthorne, or alternatively complete the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Scroll down and click on the links below for more information about each subject.



Oakhill Curriculum Policy

Contact Mrs Hawthorne

Use this form to contact Miss Harris about the curriculum.