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At Oakthorpe, our curriculum is incredibly important so children have all possible opportunities to be the best they can be. Every two years, we pick out priorities for our curriculum that drive forward what we believe is important to our children. Our new curriculum drivers are:

- Reading and Vocabulary

- Cultural Diversity

- Positive Mindsets


Embedded across the curriculum, are the 5Rs:


Challenge yourself

Have stickability and never give up

Get lost in learning


Think about what you can do

Tackle problems confidently

Learn from your mistakes


Be curious and ask questions

Always be positive and ready to learn

Read lots, learn lots


Work well with others

Learn from other people

Show active listening


Bring what you need to school every day.

Be responsible for your own learning

Be independent

These are celebrated across the year and they feature highly within the school's assemblies and themed weeks. They are displayed in each classroom and the main corridor to encourage children to use the language around how to build their own learning power.


As part of our drive to embed positive mindsets we use Positive Emotions across the school curriculum which feature in assemblies and also as part of interactions between staff and pupils. These positive emotions help children to understand the importance of positive thinking but also help them to realise that they can be used when they face a challenge in whatever circumstance.

Our Positive Emotions - Joy, Pride, Interest, Hope, Awe, Love, Inspiration, Serenity, Gratitude, Amusement.

Across the year, we have planned lots of whole school opportunities to bring these drivers to life and help the children understand how they can become better learners. Have a look at the plan for the year below and also have a look back at previous years and the opportunities we have provided across our curriculum. You can also find out more about how we use assemblies each term to help children develop British Values and the importance of being a learning community.

Also, you will find information about the objectives covered in each year group within the curriculum. We have a two year cycle of objectives to make sure all objectives are covered. From September 2018 to July 2019 we shall be completing cycle A.

Keep a look out on the class pages for a break down of the curriculum in your child's class for each half term.

If there is any way you can help to support our curriculum or you have got any questions or comments please talk to a member of staff.