Curriculum Plan

Our curriculum covers all the requirements of the National Curriculum but is arranged around inquiries into six different Transdisciplinary Themes. Oaks Primary Academy is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), with the intention of pursuing authorisation as an IB World School.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

Oaks Primary Academy Curriculum Framework

Curriculum Mission Statement

The OPA curriculum is delivered within relevant and purposeful contexts, is built upon prior learning, and is designed to be challenging, interesting and motivational to all pupils. We aim to create inquiring, lifelong learners who  respect and care for the world they live in and all those who live in it. OPA learners will understand how they are connected to the world in order to take action to improve their own lives, and the lives of local and global communities.

Our learning community strives to create chances for dreamers, idea makers and innovators. We hope to empower our pupils to use their skills as divergent thinkers, responsible role models and leaders to carve out their own futures, and become extraordinary citizens.

We set high expectations for all our pupils. Practitioners give every child the opportunity to experience success in their learning, by providing a relevant and challenging curriculum.

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one”

Malcolm Forbes

Curriculum Plans

Please click below to view the curriculum skills plans and aims.


Take a look at these documents to find out more about how feedback about learning occurs at Oaks Primary Academy.

Brainbuilders (Home Learning)

As a response to the surveys that were completed by parents, the school has decided to redesign the Brainbuilder exercises that our pupils complete.

If you would like to view how the new style of Brainbuilders work, then please click on the link below:

Some examples of the new style of Brainbuilders can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

Example of a Reception Brain Builder

Example of a Year 3 Brain Builder

Example of a Year 5 Brain Builder

Examples of home learning:

If you require any further information regarding the curriculum then please feel free to speak to the following members of staff:

  • Assistant Principal: Mrs A Mehigan and Mr T Moore
  • Early Years Lead: Mrs E Hunt
  • English Lead: Miss E Nelson
  • Maths Lead: Mr T Moore