At Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue we believe that our children learn best:
- If we give them a wide experience of different subjects and activities
- If we focus on teaching them skills and how to do things
- If they are actively involved, interested and enjoy their learning
From Year 1, the Academy’s curriculum is planned to include all aspects of the ten subjects outlined in the National Curriculum. These are: Maths, English, Science, Design and Technology, History, Geography, ICT, Art, Music and Physical Education. Religious Education is also taught.
We also place a strong emphasis on developing children’s understanding of their own and others’ needs and feelings, through a programme of PSHEC (Personal, Social, Health, Education and Citizenship). As part of this children are made aware of how to keep themselves safe, what a healthy relationship looks and feels like and how to recognise/avoid exploitation. These may be taught as discrete lessons, integrated into others subjects, and also promoted through assemblies and day-to-day events in our Academy life.
Whenever possible, we try to make links across subjects, so that learning in one area enhances learning in another subject. Some subjects such as Maths and English are taught daily. Others are planned over the year through different themes and topics. These themes have been chosen because they exemplify some of the values we believe are important for children’s future wellbeing and success.
In all subjects we encourage children to ask and try to answer their own questions and explain their thinking.
We aim to include trips and real experiences in our curriculum whenever we can. At the start of each term parents receive an outline of the curriculum theme their children will be studying, so that they can support them with their learning at home. We also encourage parents and carers to get involved with their children’s Brain Builders homework as we find that this helps children with their learning.
Different teaching methods are used at different times in the Academy. During the week a mixture of whole class, group and individual teaching and learning will be used, depending on which is most appropriate.
For information on our curriculum and our extra curricular activities please see our online prospectus.
Please click below to view our SEAL Strengths and Oasis Habits.
If you have any questions about the curriculum at Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue, please feel free to contact us:
t: 01724 842518
Our curriculum lead is our Principal Cath Lloyd, therefore any queries can be directed towards her.