Our Curriculum

Our ‘curriculum’ is all the planned activities that The Olive Tree Primary School organises in order to promote learning and personal growth and development.

It includes not only the formal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework 2017 and the National Curriculum for Key Stages One and Two (KS1 and KS2) 2014, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of its pupils. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave.

Our Curriculum Intent: In order to achieve our school vision 'Believe You Can!', we provide a broad and balanced curriculum that gives the children the knowledge and skills they need for later life.  This is achieved through a focus on: Knowledge acquisition; Language development, and Digital literacy and intelligence.

Curriculum Implementation.

To achieve our Curriculum Intent, we ensure that: The National Curriculum is at the core of our delivery (teaching) and is supported by quality schemes of work to ensure depth and breadth of coverage; Our curriculum is robustly planned across all year groups so that pupils make strong progress and acquire knowledge progressively; Pupils' learning is well-supported through quality-first teaching (teacher-driven) and ‘flipped’ learning activities (pupil-driven) so that all learners can develop their vocabulary and access the curriculum effectively; An emphasis on recall and retrieval enables our learners to embed key knowledge in their long term memory so that they can apply it fluently; Digital technology is used within a 1:1 learning environment whereby all pupils use mobile learning devices to amplify and personalise their learning. This also allows our pupils to access their learning anytime, anywhere, whilst also enabling parents to play a vital role in supporting their children's learning.

Teacher and girl in class

Curriculum Impact.

To ensure our curriculum delivers its intended impact, pupils' learning is: Assessed regularly through the use of quizzes, tests, observational methods and high quality voice-over-marking / feedback so that gaps in knowledge can be instantly identified, planned for (by our teachers) and fully addressed (by our pupils) - resulting in deep learning and faster progression. In doing so, we ensure that: Every child is supported and challenged to achieve their full potential during their time at the school; Every child develops a positive view of education and an enthusiasm for learning.

EYFS Overview

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KS1 and KS2 Overview

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KS1 and KS2 Arabic Overview

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KS1 and KS2 English Overview

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KS1 and KS2 Maths Overview

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KS1 and KS2 Physical Education Overview

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KS1 and KS2 Religious Education Overview

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KS1 and KS2 Science Overview

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Religious and Health Education Overview

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