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:
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
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.