KS1 & KS2 Curriculum
At Oasis Academy Temple we believe that learning should be a journey of discovery and excitement at all stages. Therefore we aim to provide challenging and engaging learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. Each child will have their own path to walk, their own journey, and we want to ensure that our curriculum and everyday teaching reflects this, so that everyone can end the year feeling like they are confident in their achievements and progress.
Pupils are taught a diverse and inspiring curriculum covering the following subjects:
- Educational Visits
Reading and Phonics
At Oasis Academy Temple, we use Engage Literacy and PM benchmarking books in KS1, moving to Accelerated Reader when the children are fluent and ready. KS2 have access to a wide range of fiction and no-fiction at their Accelerated Reader Book level which they can quiz on after reading to ensure comprehension as well as fluency.
We aim to ensure that our children have full access to a range of text styles and genres to develop their understanding of the range of reading matter that everyday life presents us with. Each department has a library which is well-resourced with fiction and non-fiction texts.
Reading is valued throughout the school and reading opportunities are planned in all subject areas, including Creative Curriculum topics.
We provide our children with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to read and gain meaning from this range of reading material as well as develop an enthusiasm for reading for pleasure and the technical skills required to decode print.
The Letters and Sounds phonic scheme is used as the main teaching programme for phonics, supplemented by Ruth Miskin’s Speed Sounds.
Reading targets are addressed through guided reading sessions to raise attainment in reading throughout the school. Children also take home a graded reading log to share with someone at home. Regular workshops to promote reading at home are led by staff in the EYFS and KS1. We also have strong links with the local library service.You can find out more about the National Curriculum here. Alternatively, speak to your child's class teacher for more information.