Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Localised Curriculum

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.

Monster Phonics

At Oasis Academy Ryelands, we use Monster Phonics to teach our Early Years and Key Stage 1 children Phonics.

Monster Phonics is a DfE validated child-centred phonics programme that has been proven to rapidly improves results. Children make progress because the approach is meaningful, interactive, and easy to understand, creating high engagement.

The systematic colour-coding of graphemes linked to phoneme monsters makes phonics easier to understand. Children also love the monsters, who bring phonics to life. Our activities are multisensory requiring reading, writing, singing and actions. The children's gains can be attributed to the child-centred systematic phonics teaching that underpins Monster Phonics.

  • Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
  • Decodable books aligned to the programme. Guided reading sets and eBooks
  • Intervention for every learning objective to keep up and not catch up
  • Letter formation and handwriting for every grapheme
  • Parent logins and phonics webinars.