- Long Term Plans 2020-2021
- Curriculum Newsletters
- Knowledge Organisers
- Celebration of Learning
- Long Term Plans 2019-20
- Long Term Plans 2018-19
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:
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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.
At Oasis Academy Temple, we have moved from the school's skills grid to Charanga which incorporate the learning objectives into each unit of work.
In line with the curriculum for music and guidance from Ofsted, this Scheme moves away from the previous levels and learning objective/outcome concepts to an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning.
Ofsted have stated that “We will not always know the learning outcomes” so segregated learning objectives at the start of each lesson are not appropriate. Instead the interrelated dimensions of music weave through the units to encourage the development of musical skills as the learning progresses through listening and appraising, differing musical activities (including creating and exploring) and performing.
At Oasis Academy Temple, we offer a broad range of extra-curricular activities to enrich our music curriculum. Our academy proudly has a choir of over 80 children, a steel pans group, keyboard group and ukulele group. We perform a music concert every half term to the school and invite parents to watch and enjoy. As well as the academy concerts, we attend other music events through the year such as: The Bridgetwater Hall, Royal Exchange Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music and the local Irish Heritage Centre. In addition, we take part in the Singaround and the Manchester Camerata
Our Curriculum Newsletters provide an overview of the learning journey the children will be on this half term. Please talk to your children about what they are learning and support them to practise some of the skills at home.
Our Knowledge Organisers outline the key facts children will be working with this half term. Please talk to your children about what they are learning and help them remember some of the information.
*click on the image to access the Knowledge Organiser