Fair Oak Infant School

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Fair Oak Infant School Curriculum


To meet the needs of the new curriculum, introduced in September 2014, we saw this as an exciting opportunity to re-shape our school  curriculum. In Key Stage One pupils follow the National Curriculum which is broken into subjects; English, Maths, Science, Computing, PE, History, Geography, Art, Design Technology and Music. These subjects are often taught through exciting topics to stimulate the children's interests and desire to learn.


Throughout Key Stage One teachers are continually assessing each child's progress to ensure that they are able to make the best possible progress and also to quickly identify any problems or difficulties which may create a barrier to a child's learning.  There are also more formal assessments carried out in both Year 1 and Year 2.


At Fair Oak Infant School we adhere to the government recommendation to follow the Letters and Sounds programme as our main phonic scheme.


Our school does not have a specific reading scheme but a selection of books from different publishers to match the decoding needs and reading interests of our pupils. All our reading books are colour coded by the Oxford University colour scheme so that compatibility throughout the many schemes is maintained.


Our Topic Map





 Yr R

All About Me!

Celebrations / Christmas

Heroes - Police

How Does Your Garden Grow?



Happily Ever After

Amazing Animals



 Yr 1




Heroes - Ambulance Service







 Yr 2

Going Global

Voyage to the Moon

Light / Diwali


Fire! Fire!



Bug's Life

Food Glorious Food




Changes to the topics and the curriculum may take place over the year.


At Fair Oak we recognise that language is fundamental to all learning. We believe in the importance of a whole language approach to the teaching of English so that each child will become an enthusiastic, responsive and knowledgeable member of our literacy society.


Our aim is to instil a love of Mathematics in our children in order for them to become confident learners who are able to tackle the use of numbers use in everyday life.

We believe that Maths learning should be fun and engaging, and that it is underpinned by our values, particularly those of creativity, reflectiveness, collaboration and perseverance. It is vital that the children learn in a practical way using real objects and pictures.


We aim to provide children with a range of experience and endeavour to develop a questioning attitude to the awe and wonder of the world around us.

We believe an open minded approach to experiments enable children to confirm or challenge their understanding. These experiments will range initially  from free exploration with appropriate teacher intervention to more structured experiments which lead to higher order thinking.