Curriculum Intent

At Oyster Park Primary Academy we endeavour to provide an inclusive environment ensuring children are successful learners, who are equipped with the secure foundations to lead a successful life in modern day Britain. We aim to inspire children to have high aspirations and to make positive contributions to their community. We have a bespoke social skills curriculum that ensures SMSC underpins the ethos of the school and develops pupils moral, spiritual, social and cultural understanding well. This was evidenced in the accreditation of the gold SMSC award.

At Oyster Park, we aim to design and provide a broad, balanced and enriched curriculum. The development is carefully planned to ensure a broad coverage and progress of all subjects across the key stages. We strive to provide a sense of awe and wonder that instils a thirst for learning therefore embedded throughout the curriculum are enrichment opportunities to make learning memorable through hands on learning experiences, hooks for learning and a variety of visits and visitors. Subject leaders play an important part in the success of the curriculum by leading a regular programme of monitoring, evaluation and review.

At Oyster Park Primary Academy, we use our Forest School provision to complement our curriculum. Our Forest School enables us to build young people's independence and self-esteem through experiencing the natural world. It provides children and young people a grass roots appreciation and respect for the outdoor environment, giving learners the opportunity to engage with a rich woodland, helping them build confidence, resilience and the confidence to explore their own curiosities.

Sport has a high profile at Oyster Park and pupils are introduced to a variety of activities. Through collaboration with Elite Sports Coaching the children are taught a wide range of skills including rugby, dance, cheerleading and functional fitness. Opportunities for children to participate competitively with other schools across the district enables them to develop resilience, build confidence and team building.

Additionally Oyster Park provides extended school provision. To promote physical health and wellbeing, a range of clubs gives learners an opportunity to access a wide variety of clubs after school hours and during lunch times.

Curriculum Subject Statement of Intent Curriculum Intent Autumn 2019