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"Let your light shine" 


Love    Friendship    Thankfulness  Fellowship   Resilience   Courage Trust 

At Oake, Bradford and Nynehead VC CE Primary School our vision is “Let your light shine” Through our curriculum, we aim to develop the knowledge, skills and learning attitudes of our children so that they can shine their lights and be the best that they can be.


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Curriculum Statement and Intent

Let your light shine”

Love Friendship Thankfulness Fellowship Resilience Courage, Trust, Respect

This policy should be taken and used as part of Oake, Bradford & Nynehead Church of England (VC) Primary School’s overall strategy and implemented within the context of our vision, instrument of government, aims and values as a Church of England school.


At Oake, Bradford and Nynehead VC CE Primary School our vision is “Let your light shine” Through our curriculum, we aim to develop the knowledge, skills and learning attitudes of our children so that they can shine their lights and be the best that they can be.


We follow the National Curriculum enhanced by a rich programme of memorable learning experiences designed for the needs of our children. During a pupils’ time at our school, they will have many opportunities to enjoy a variety of creative and sporting extra-curricular activities, such as football, dance, choir and gym. We also organise visits to places to enhance our learning and invite people in to school to provide more experiences. EG: trips to Dunster Castle, tank museum, theatre, visits from skateboarding experience, Exmoor Zoo, Taunton Museum and others. Since the use of remote learning has increased, we have also been able to have virtual visits from authors and geologists.

Oake Bradford and Nynehead  is a school where every child is nurtured and cherished as individuals and encouraged to flourish. Christian values are at the centre of all that we do. The Christian vision of the Church of England education is -

John 10:10 I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.


This is behind our agreed vision statement, of “Let your Light Shine” Mt Ch5v16 alongside our Christian values of Love, Friendship, Thankfulness, Fellowship, Resilience, Courage, Trust and Respect.


Our key curriculum drivers are taken from the Church of England vision for education.


  • Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.
  • Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.
  • Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.
  • Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.





The Curriculum aims are taken from the National Curriculum. They are important to consider when we are planning how we are going to deliver the curriculum in order to ensure that the children are being taught the key skills that are key to each subject area.


As Artists...

Children will develop the skills to:

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • Become proficient in a range of art, craft and design techniques
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works
  • Know about great artists, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.


As Scientists...

Children will develop the skills to:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding
  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • Become equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.


As Historians...

Children will develop the skills to:

  • Understand the history of Britain as a chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world:
  • Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analysis
  • Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.
  • Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.


As Mathematicians…

Children will develop the skills to:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions


As Geographers...

Children will develop the skills to:

  • Develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places;
  • Understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time

Are competent in the geographical skills needed to:

  • Collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork
  • Interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.


  As Linguists...

Children will develop the skills to:

  • Read easily, fluently and with good understanding and develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information.               
  • Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences  
  • Use discussion in order to learn; and elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas both formally and informally   


 As Designers...

Children will develop the skills to:

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.


As Technicians...

Children will develop the skills to:

  • Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • Analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • Evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • Become responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.


As Sportspeople...

Children will develop the skills to:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time engaging in competitive sports and activities and lead healthy, active lives.


As Musicians….

Children will develop the skills to:

  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music.
  • Sing a variety of songs from different genres across the world
  • Create and compose music
  • Develop a love of music


  As citizens of the world …

Children will develop the skills to

  • Understand there is a great big world out there.
  • Understand we are all humans and deserve each other’s understanding and friendship no matter what religion, culture we are.
  • Be curious
  • Be Environmentally conscious
What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.