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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:


At the end of last year, staff and children were asked to order our 8 virtues in terms of how important they are to children at Oakthorpe.

  • Honesty
  • Courage
  • Self-discipline
  • Love
  • Service
  • Justice
  • Gratitude
  • Humility

Do you agree?

Staff spend a lot of time using these virtues within children’s learning and the children are developing a really good understanding of them.

The children have developed their own Learning Habits which are incorporated into all learning opportunities. They are displayed in each classroom and children are encouraged to refer to them when assessing their own learning and the learning of others. The Learning Habits are:

  • Challenge yourself
  • Never give up
  • Take your time to save time
  • Be confident and positive
  • Be responsible for your own learning
  • Read lots, learn lots
  • Learn from your mistakes
  • Be independent

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 2016 to July 2017 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.