Curriculum Overview

In this section you will find details of the programmes of study and curriculum content for each subject across each year group.

In EYFS and Key Stage 1 the school uses Read Write Inc to support the teaching of phonics and reading. For useful information for parents on the phonics programme and how to support your child, please click here.

At Oyster Park we follow the Read to Write text-based approach to the teaching and learning of writing. Read to Write is an evidence-based high-quality teaching of writing through high-quality comprehensive literature units that have been carefully constructed so the entire statutory curriculum for English is covered from EYFS to Y6. These detailed units of work focus on engaging, vocabulary-rich texts, with a wealth of writing opportunities within and across the curriculum.For details of our school writing policy, please click here.

We believe good handwriting is an important skill for children to develop. For details of how we teach handwriting throughout the school and how you can support your child with this, please click here

The teaching of Mathematics at Oyster Park Primary Academy is based on the three key aims of the National Curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving. As a school, we follow the White Rose Maths Hub scheme of work. We aim to provide children with the ability to reason in a logical way, to recall known facts quickly and confidently so they are fluent in basic skills and to apply mathematics through problem solving in real life contexts and deeper challenges showing mastery of strands. We want to help children to see the links between maths and other subjects and deepen their understanding through investigations and applications of maths across the curriculum.

At Oyster Park, we encourage the use of concrete objects to aid pupil understanding and incorporate them into our teaching where possible. 

For details of how we teach Mathematics throughout the school and how you can support your child with this, please click here to read our calculation policy. 

The calculation policy explains the approaches that we have to teaching addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and it shows how the methods change as children progress through the school. We hope you find this document useful in understanding how we teach children to carry out calculations.

For more information about the curriculum at Oyster Park Primary Academy please contact Mrs Chapman-Kemp or Mrs Lindsay on the main school number, or email