Oldway Primary School provides a rich, varied and creative curriculum and aims to combine excellence in teaching with enjoyment of learning.
Nursery and Reception classes in the Foundation Stage follow a curriculum organized into six areas of learning:
The National Curriculum applies to pupils of compulsory school age and is taught from Year 1. It consists of core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as well as Religious Education.
Foundation subjects including Geography, History, Art, Design Technology, Music and PE are also taught on a regular basis. As part of our school philosophy, we run a program of Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) which includes Sex Education and Drugs Education. Parents may withdraw their children from Sex Education if they wish. In addition, children are given the opportunity to learn a Modern Foreign Language.
It is our policy to entitle every member of our school to equal opportunities in accessing the full curriculum. Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Torbay and Devon Agreed Syllabus. Parents may, if they wish, write to the Headteacher to request that their children be wholly or partly excused from attendance at our regular collective worship or religious education.
As children progress through the school, they are encouraged to supplement their learning with work done at home. Initially, this will take the form of regular reading at home and, by Year 6, will include regular homework in literacy and maths, spellings to learn and occasional more in-depth research projects.
Parents are kept informed about their child’s schoolwork through termly Parents’ Evenings and regular bulletins outlining curriculum coverage.