Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2
Learning together, Achieving forever

In Year 1 children move to the Primary Curriculum which includes the core areas of learning and experience which are essential to a child’s development and are defined within the National Curriculum.  The learning environment is also carefully planned to support the learning and teaching so that children can become independent and motivated learners, who fulfil their true potential.

The Core National Curriculum subjects taught at OA Shirley Park & other areas of learning:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science
  • PE - including Swimming
  • Art 
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • Design Technology
  • Drama
  • French (KS2)
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • Personal, Social Citizenship and Health Education (PSCHE)
  • Religious Education
  • Philosophy for Children (P4C)
  • Peer Massage
  • Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL)

We teach these subjects through a topic-based curriculum that encompasses the National Curriculum. Children may be withdrawn from Religious Education at the parent/carers written request. We provide high levels of enjoyment and creativity, so that children are inspired to learn. 

Termly Plans

Find out what your children are learning this term!

Early Years     Years 1 and 2     Years 3-6

Spring Homework Passports

Starter packs for each year group - July 2019

To get our young ones settled into their new year (or even life a Shirley Park if they are new to the academy) we have provided some fun and helpful holiday work.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6