Learning to learn together by building our learning power
At Oasis Academy Clarksfield, we believe that learning should be a journey of discovery and excitement. Therefore all staff aim to provide challenging and engaging learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. In a journey, we all need occasional pointers to keep us on the right track so children are given clear guidance about intended learning outcomes and are given ongoing and appropriate feedback on their progress towards those outcomes. This process is known as Assessment for Learning.
Learning is also a social activity. It relies on knowledge construction more than knowledge transfer. We regularly use Learning Partners to develop conversations and dialogue about both the task and their learning. As children move through the school, they are encouraged to be reflective about the quality of their own work and that of their peers. We encourage the development of Cooperative Learning Skills to ensure that pupils can work together as well as independently.
Finally, learning is a lifelong activity. We aim to provide appropriate role models for our children by encouraging staff development and learning so that the pupils can see that even the Principal is still learning. We also provide a wide range of opportunities to engage families and the wider community in the learning journey e.g. our English classes for parents and carers as well as stay and play sessions and the partnership we are developing with the local community associations. Find out more about our approach in our Curriculum Statement of Intent.
If you would like more information about the curriculum each class is following, please feel free to speak to a member of teaching staff at the school. Alternatively, please email the school office firstname.lastname@example.org
In order for pupils to see the value in what they learn, these learning experiences should be firmly rooted in the personal experience of our pupils and our community. A curriculum is the means by which a school agrees what learning experiences pupils will be offered. Pupils are therefore encouraged to value the wisdom of the past by using local people and places as contexts to learning.