At Okeford Fitzpaine, we have broad and balanced curriculum that aims to engage and inspire our children to achieve their potential.
Following the National Curriculum 2014, we interweave our learning into our Topics and across subjects.
Our 3 year rolling programme enables children to cover all areas of the curriculum.
Okeford Fitzpaine is a C of E VA Primary School that offers a caring environment, based on the values of its Christian foundation, where, in a stimulating and purposeful atmosphere, every child can enjoy, achieve and develop a love of learning.
Moreover, we also promote the 'fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs' (DFE/British Government 'Prevent Strategy' 2011).
The school is organised into three classes so teaching takes place in mixed age groups. Where possible, we have a creative approach to learning making links between subjects as we believe that is how children learn best. A wide variety of resources and study programmes are adapted to meet the needs of our pupils. There is an emphasis on deepening learning so that children become proficient at using their knowledge and skills in a variety of ways and across different subjects. Our classes are small enough so that every child has plenty of teacher/T.A/pupil interaction and support, whatever their innate ability.
English is taught discretely and through other subjects. We use the Letters and Sounds scheme as the main programme to teach phonics. Maths is also taught discretely with a focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving using the Maths Rose Hub schemes.
In addition to the curriculum, we have access to a diverse environment including planters (every class has a responsibility to tend to their planter and use it as a source of learning), an extensive playground and field along with a 'forest style' section. Additionally, we have a large trim trail for exploration.