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School Curriculum

Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework that all early years settings must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well.  At Oak Farm Infant School this refers to both the Nursery and Reception Years. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

The framework can be found by clicking on the following link Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) - Schools and we teach this framework through topics that excite the children.

Key Stage 1

The Curriculum for Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) in all maintained schools has been reformed by the current government. We aim to teach as much curriculum content as possible through our topic themes, however, some subjects are taught discretely where this is not possible. At Oak Farm Infant School the whole school covers the same topic each half term and colourful displays highlight the learning that takes place in each year group. Our curriculum and topics are enhanced each term as much as possible through visits, workshops, theatres and so on.

Knowing that every child learns differently our teachers use a range of teaching styles to ensure all our children are engaged.  They are encouraged to think independently, work collaboratively, be resilient and apply their previous learning in a range of ways. 

Subjects covered within the curriculum are:

English; Mathematics; Science; Computing; History; Geography; Music;  Physical Education; Art and Design; Design Technology and Religious Education.

The National Curriculum can be found by clicking on the following link : National Curriculum in England: Primary Curriculum

Within each subject there are a range of skills and knowledge to be taught, as well as teaching the application of basic skills in English and Maths through other subjects, i.e. reading in all subjects, measuring and recording methods in Science etc.  At the beginning of each new topic we gather the children’s ideas through mind mapping and plan our teaching according to their interests and gaps in knowledge and understanding.

Please hover over the navigation tab for Curriculum to click on the information available about each subject taught at Oak Farm Infant School. Please click on the sub-tab for Topic Plans under the Learning tab for more information about the half-termly topic plans.


The children bring home their reading book which they are encouraged to share with you.

Homework is set weekly according to the enclosed policy and framework.  Tasks usually support the Literacy and Numeracy work covered in class but other activities may be set to support learning in other area of the curriculum.

Homework Policy September 2015

Pastoral Care

The pastoral care of your child is the concern of every member of staff.  The class teachers, assistants and nursery nurses work in the close liaison with the Headteacher and Welfare Assistant/Administrator to see that all children are well nurtured during the school day.

Our Welfare Assistant/Administrator has a special role to play in forming good relationships with children who need extra attention for whatever reason.

If you have any anxieties at all concerning your child, please do not hesitate to come into school where you can discuss the problem with either the Head, the class teacher, nursery nurses or the Welfare Assistant.  Likewise if we are concerned in any way about your child then we will contact you either directly or by telephone or letter.

Special Educational Needs

All children who meet the admission criteria are welcome at Oak Farm Infants regardless of need.

The school has an Inclusion Manager. Her role is to identify, with the class teacher, any problem a child may be experiencing as quickly as possible.  This enables early intervention to take place through the formation of individual education plans. 

If it is judged necessary, individual and small group teaching is provided by assistants.  There is a Reading Recovery teacher and additional support is available through the school’s Reading Recovery Programme.

If the class teacher is concerned about any aspect of your child’s education you will be invited to a meeting to discuss any measures planned and ways that you can help.  Regular meetings will then be held to keep you informed of progress.

The school keeps contact with outside agencies such as the School Nurse, Health Visitor, Educational Psychologist and Child Guidance Centre, so if we have a problem that cannot easily be resolved within the school we contact other professional agencies for advice.  Your permission will be sought before any outside agencies are invited to become involved.

Philosophy for Children (P4C)

At Oak farm Infant School children have the opportunity to take part in Philosophy for Children also known as P4C. P4C underpins our whole school ethos as it is about giving children the chance to think carefully about a wide range of questions in a deep and meaningful way. It teaches children to listen to others and have respect for other children's points of view, even it is different from their own.  P4C teaches children to reason and be reasoned with. For more information please see the adjoining slideshow.

Sex Education

Children will have the opportunity, through topic work and situation play, to learn the correct names for body parts and appreciate similarities and differences between the sexes.  We endeavour to answer all the children’s questions in a natural, understanding and honest manner.  There are no formal sex education lessons.