The OCL curriculum is a bespoke curriculum, designed to meet the ethos and aims of the trust and to give advantage to the disadvantaged in providing a world-class education for all children we serve. The nature of the design in using technology to gain detailed insight into children's starting points and teach into any gaps means delivery will automatically vary in each academy to meet the needs of the student in that specific setting and cohort. The knowledge selected has been carefully considered to ensure children know the best of what has been thought and said and is broad and deep in terms of equality, diversity and inclusion.
There are some areas of the curriculum where academies develop content further to include localised and contextual information such as the 'Who am I and Who am I becoming' theme where children look at their local history and geography and element of PSHE where local safe guarding considerations are more specifically focussed on where necessary to do so. Leaders in these areas can discuss this localisation in more detail.
At Oasis Academy Ryelands, the platform we use for our music provision is Charanga. A wonderful blend of musical appreciation, notational writing, accompanying familiar songs on percussion and creating audience specific performance pieces.
Alongside class sets of glockenspiels, djembe drums and ocarinas, our children can also learn the violin in 1:1 teaching sessions with a specialist teacher. The Charanga curriculum is modern, fast-paced and packed with interactive musical opportunities.
Here is an example of the musical schemes of work on the Charanga platform. Each year group focuses on different musical genres; although every child appraises, analyses and emulates the music style through performance.