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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Curriculum

At Oasis Academy Johanna we work hard to deliver a curriculum that represents children’s worlds and widens their views. We believe that the experience of childhood should be rich and exciting so we are constantly adapting our curriculum to account for the changing world around us and the individual young people we meet.

Pupils at Johanna develop skills and knowledge through a wide range of topics, with connections made between subjects all the time. All lessons are carefully planned to ensure that children build on the knowledge they already have. We actively encourage children to ask questions and to delve deeper into the topic areas that particularly inspire them.

Teachers and teaching assistants then monitor depth of understanding through formal and informal assessments and give children opportunities to apply their newly-learned skills and knowledge.

Our exciting curriculum is unique in that it rests on our values as a school. We are continually questioning how to ensure experiences are accessible to everyone, how children can tackle a challenge with the belief that they will succeed and how lessons and enrichment activities can be meaningful and engaging.

Once children move on from Oasis Academy Johanna, we believe that they will have the necessary experiences behind them to be fully prepared for the next stage of their learning and that they will have many happy memories of primary school days to look back on.

Cornerstones Topic Overview

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
EYFS Do you want to be friends? What's that sound? What happens when I fall asleep? Will you read me a story? Why are carrots orange? Why do ladybirds have spots?
Year 1 Memory box Bright lights and big city Dinosaurs Moon zoom Superheroes Enchanted woodland
Year 2 Towers, tunnels and turrets Muck, mess and mixtures Land Ahoy! Wriggle and crawl Beachcombers The scented garden
Year 3 Mighty metals Tribal tales Predator Urban pioneers Scrumdiddleyumptous Tremors
Year 4 Blue abyss Potions I am warrior Burps, bottoms and bile Traders and raiders Misty mountain sierra
Year 5 Alchemy Island Star gazers Peasants, princes and pestilence Scream machine Off with her head Beast creator
Year 6 Blood heart Hola Mexico A child's war Revolution Tomorrow's world I.D

 

Success for All

We use the Success for All (SFA) (https://www.successforall.org.uk/) phonics and reading programme in Early Years and Year 1 which provides an excellent foundation for their future learning and enjoyment.