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.

Our curriculum is driven by the need to prepare our children for lifelong learning. We offer a rich curriculum which is ambitious for all. Through our curriculum, we develop the essential knowledge, skills and understanding which are the building blocks for later life. The development of our curriculum is carefully planned to ensure a broad and progressive coverage of all subjects across the key stages. We strive to provide a sense of awe and wonder that instils a thirst for learning. Embedded throughout the curriculum are enrichment opportunities to make learning memorable through hands on learning experiences, exciting 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.

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 by sport specialists. Opportunities for children to participate competitively with other schools across the district are planned and enables pupils to develop resilience, build confidence and apply team building skills.