Trinity Oaks Church of England Primary School is a 1 form entry school where children are grouped by age in a mixed ability class.
Within classes the work for children is carefully planned for individuals or small groups so it can respond flexibly to pupils’ needs. The children may be grouped according to their ability for subjects such as Mathematics and English.
Our curriculum complies with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework (September 2021).
When developing the curriculum at Trinity Oaks we consider how our core values of Friendship, Respect, Courage and Thankfulness can be incorporated in all areas of learning.
One of our aims is for all of our children to be ‘excited by their learning, embrace knowledge, be inquisitive and open to new ideas.’
We also look at the specific characteristics of our school and identify key features or ‘Curriculum Drivers’ in line with our philosophy of learning.
- Developing the Characteristics of Effective Learning-engagement, motivation and thinking.
- Being part of a Church School-pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development-the importance of emotional literacy and communication skills.
- The World is our Learning Environment-maximising opportunities for learning in the school grounds, locally and in the wider community
Our Curriculum is carefully planned so that all the children are engaged in exciting, purposeful and challenging activities. Our expectations are high and the children at Trinity Oaks C of E Primary School are motivated to persevere, work independently and achieve their full potential. The small size of our school enables us to respond to the needs of all our children on an individual basis, including the most able.
All the learning which takes place in school is dependent on the four inter-related skills of talking, listening, reading and writing. The curriculum is designed to help children acquire the essential skills of literacy and numeracy so that they become fluent in the use of spoken language, in reading and in writing, and that they become increasingly competent in the understanding and application of Mathematics.
The school follows the Southwark Diocese Board of Education schemes of work for Religious Education and Surrey Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.