In the Name of Allah the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Allah the Exalted says: “Say: My Lord, increase me in knowledge”. [Surah Taha 20:114]
At Oakwood Primary School we aim to deliver a curriculum provision that is underpinned by Islamic values and helps children to develop as independent, resilient, confident and successful learners with high aspirations, who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society to lead purposeful, fulfilling lives and become well educated and well-rounded British citizens.
We place a great emphasis on developing children’s religious, moral, spiritual, social, and cultural understanding. We aim to equip our pupils with the skills and knowledge to face the challenges of today’s changing world by encouraging communication, personal growth and confidence at all levels and a respect for all of the creations of Allah.
The school’s broad and rich curriculum is rooted in the knowledge and skills that pupils need to take advantage of the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences of later life.
The curriculum is planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before. The curriculum reflects the school’s local context by addressing typical gaps in pupils’ knowledge and skills in English due to a large proportion of residents with EAL.
The curriculum at Oakwood Primary has been designed to be broad and balanced – one that engages, enthuses, motivates and challenges pupils, helping them achieve their potential. It has been developed carefully to ensure coverage and progression as well as memorable, rich learning experiences. Through this, our aim is that children become creative, reflective thinkers. They will develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will serve them well for their future learning and development.
One of our key goals is for our pupils to secure high attainment levels by making excellent progress during their time at the school. Reading is prioritised to allow pupils to access the full curriculum on offer. Mathematical fluency and confidence in numeracy are also given high regard. Subject leaders play an important part in the success of the curriculum by leading a regular programme of monitoring, evaluation and review.
The curriculum design ensures that the needs of individual and small groups of children can be met within the environment of high-quality teaching, supported by targeted interventions where appropriate. In this way it can be seen to impact in a very positive way on pupil outcomes.
Enjoyment of the curriculum promotes achievement, collaboration, confidence and excellent behaviour. As a result, our children excel in their learning and feel safe to try new things. Enjoyment and enrichment are developed through workshops, visits and events which take place each term to support classroom learning, these are linked to the dynamic topics that deepen learning.
In adherence to the school’s religious ethos, the Islamic Studies curriculum is rich and challenges pupils to achieve their full Islamic and academic potential. The learning experience is stimulating and helps with developing closeness to Allah and His Prophet (pbuh).
Teachers evaluate the curriculum termly and subject leaders adapt and change the curriculum in response to evaluations. Our curriculum is therefore continually evolving to meet the needs of our pupils.