How Wide is your World?

Our Curriculum is based on developing children’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural understanding.

For this, we base each year group on a different region of the world. They start locally learning about Medway and Kent and with each year move further afield. As they move through the school, they look at the different countries and cultures throughout the world.

When they leave Oaklands, we aim for our children to have become respectful citizens of the modern world with a firm understanding and interest in difference cultures and communities.

Curriculum Structure

Our curriculum follows a very clear structure. It is based on experiential learning and follows a structure of:

We review the curriculum each year to ensure that it is effective and current with the children’s needs.

Engage Phase

Each term, the children will engage in a Engage event such as a special activity day; visit to a specific place or a guest visiting the school.

For details of each years Engage phase, please click here.

Develop phase

In this phase, the children learn and practice the skills covered in this topic. The children will learn in a variety of ways and locations to help them build up and develop their skills in a wide range of areas of learning.

Innovate and Express Phases

All the learning builds to a Innovate challenge where the children share the outcomes of their studies with other people in an Engage event.

Areas of Learning

We follow the National Curriculum which outlines the knowledge, skills and understanding which children need to learn.

For out learning, we group individual subjects together into Areas of Learning. These create a family of subjects which are closely linked and enable us to better provide cross curricular learning.

Each Area of Learning is lead by a leader. Every member of staff in the school are part of an Area of Learning team and they work together to develop the learning in these subjects.

For more information about specific Area of Learning in the school, click on the links below to get an overview of each.



English & Languages


Science & Technology


The Arts

Healthy Living


Year Group Curriculum

Each year group looked at six topics over the year all situated within their global region. The topics combine a range of cross curricular learning so that they develop skills in a broad and balanced curriculum.

As well as these, we enjoy school whole topics based on specific areas of learning or current events such as Arts Week, Book Week or our Healthy Living and Sports Day finale at the end of the year.

for information on each Year Group’s curriculum, link on the year group’s information below.

If you require any additional information about the curriculum, please contact the class teacher or phase leader for your child’s phase.

For more information regarding reading click on Learning to Read.

You may be interested in the following policies:

Curriculum policy

Teaching & Learning policy