As we have mixed-age classes, our curriculum runs on a two-year cycle, so as to meet the statutory requirements of both age-groups in the mixed-age class. All of our lessons are personalised to meet the learning needs of every child, and this quality-first teaching ensures that all of our pupils can access our exciting and engaging curriculum.
Please contact your child's class teacher if you have any queries about the school curriculum.
World War One Remembrance
During the last week Oaks have been exploring World War One Remembrance through different subjects. We have read and discussed the well-known poem "In Flanders Fields", looking particularly at imagery and the emotion it creates in the reader. Children have also been practising this poem in groups ready to perform to each other.
Along with the rest of the school, Oaks have created clay poppies and we painted them with the help of our parents. The finished poppies look brilliant. Hattie, Sam and George took some to place at Braishfield War Memorial, on behalf of the school, during the Remembrance Service.
We have also made some amazingly effective WWI silhouette art work. Oaks had to use their knowledge of colour mixing and blending to paint a sunset. Once this was dry they drew and carefully cut out silhouettes of WWI images. They had to think carefully about making sure their image was powerful and showed a message.
On Friday 21st September the Oaks were evacuated!
We had to write our name labels and make gas mask boxes to take with us on our long journey. When we got to the safer countryside we had a lovely (actually she was very strict and scary!) teacher who made us recite the alphabet backwards and break codes to help with the war effort. We also experienced an air raid siren.