At Oasis Academy Blakenhale Junior, we believe that children have a right to expect an irresistible curriculum which is; fun, motivating, interesting and most importantly purposeful. We strive to develop imagination through a bespoke curriculum which is stimulating, creative and encompasses an environment where every child has the opportunity to shine. The curriculum is the totality of every experience we offer our children during their time in our school.
At Oasis Academy Blakenhale Juniors our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of our children, with a carefully structured framework in place to ensure that the essential key skills in each subject area are taught and developed. This approach ensures that even our youngest learners begin to develop their own personal tool kit of skills which they can expand as they journey through our academy.
Some subjects are taught links separately all or some of the time. Subjects may be delivered through a themed week or day or through a shorter block, rather than a lesson each week. Over the course of the year children will have received a broad and balanced curriculum. There is a whole school focus on providing practical activities, which enable powerful first hand learning. The curriculum is further enhanced through a range of enrichment activities such as cookery, break dancing, sign language, trips, visitors, specialist workshops and cultural experiences which promotes engagement and enjoyment of learning amongst our children.
We place a strong emphasis on developing children’s understanding of their own and others’ needs and feelings through Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). At Oasis Blakenhale Juniors we follow the PATHS® curriculum, which is a comprehensive program that promotes emotional and social competencies, reducing aggression and behaviour problems in Nursery through to Key Stage 2, while simultaneously enhancing the educational process in the classroom. This innovative curriculum is designed to be used by educators and counsellors in a multi-year, universal prevention model. Although primarily focused on the school and classroom settings, information and activities are also included for use with parents.
In Key Stage Two (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) the children follow the National Curriculum for English and Mathematics.
For more information on our curriculum and our extra-curricular activities please get in touch with the academy.
“Since we cannot know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned.”
John Hole (1923 – 1985)
Find out more about our Primary Curriculum