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School Curriculum

What are your children learning?

 'The National Curriculum sets out the knowledge and skills that are important for our children to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.'

For more information please refer to Birmingham City Council's Curriculum Policy here.


Subject leaders have taken the National Curriculum to devise Curriculum Maps.


Nursery and Reception

In the foundation stages we follow the EYFS Framework covering 6 areas of learning: 

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development

View the whole framework here.

Key Stage 1

Here at The Oval we follow the Sound Start Phonics scheme.

Year 1 to Year 6

In all other year groups we follow the National Curriculum, this covers all subjects including Maths, Literacy, Science, ICT, History, Geography, D&T, Music, Art, PE and PSHE. You can find out what we cover in school by clicking here

RE is also a statutory subject which we teach by following the Agreed Birmingham Syllabus.  Find out more here.


A Creative Curriculum

Through all year groups at The Oval, we teach a cross curricular creative curriculum.   


Please click on the links below to see what your children will be learning this term:

Nursery Reception


Year 1


Year 2

Year 3


Year 4


Year 5 Year 6
Food Technology Development Matters in EYFS