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St Oswald's CEPrimary School

Inspire Embrace Succeed

"...I have come in order that you might have life - life in all its fullness."

John 10v10

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How we teach and what we teach is crucial for the school to fulfill its vision.  The aim of this document is to set out how we will inspire our children to embrace their learning and to ultimately succeed in education.  Success in education is not centered on purely academic progress and attainment.  As a school we feel that every child deserves opportunities to thrive, physically, socially and spiritually as well as academically.

Our school curriculum is designed to incorporate the National Curriculum and what the school deems relevant for our pupils.


For our vision to be a reality we at St Oswald’s must ensure that our curriculum is designed to ensure that all learners:

  • Are able to make the right choices in a variety of situations
  • Are determined and resilient
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Are independent
  • Respect themselves, others and our environment
  • Develop positive relationships
  • Are not afraid to take risks
  • Are morally and spiritually aware
  • have a sense of purpose and worth
  • Are able to communicate effectively in a variety of ways through different mediums
  • Develop the skills to achieve their aspirations enabling them to become lifelong learners.


The Curriculum

Our whole curriculum provides learning experiences relevant to our children here at St Oswald’s and ensures continuity and progression across the school.


The staff at St Oswald’s CE Primary School ensure that the curriculum offered is balanced and broad, thereby promoting pupils intellectual, physical and personal development.  In the Early Years children have time to explore and develop their ideas through structured play and focused tasks.  In the subsequent key stages topics are carefully planned to ensure the full range of subjects are taught and that all the national curriculum objectives are covered. Lessons reflect the age, ability and interests of the children.


The children at St Oswald’s enjoy a wide variety of outdoor educational experiences such as Forest school (all year groups), Gardening and Residential trips.

Equality of opportunities is of paramount importance to staff.  All children whatever their ability are offered a full, broad and balanced curriculum, fully supporting our policy of inclusion for all.


Click on the link to download the National Curriculum overview for all Year groups Curriculum Overview Year 1 to Year 6


Phonics is taught throughout school based on the Letters and Sounds material.  Other sources are used to supplement the scheme and make it more focused to the needs of our children.


For more information on the curriculum, please contact the Headteacher using the information on the Contact Us page.