Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Skills Based Curriculum

Every day the amount of knowledge in the world grows. At Oasis Academy Parkwood we believe that it is important to teach children the skills to be able to find out about and use the knowledge that they need, when they need it. Our teaching is focused on developing children’s generic learning
and thinking skills as well as subject specific skills.

We prioritise developing the key skills identified in the National Curriculum as follows:

Communication

This includes the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing and using them across the curriculum and in everyday situations.

Application of Numbers

This includes developing mental and written calculation skills, using data, interpreting measurements and being able to use these skills in different subjects and everyday situations.

Information & Communication Technology

As computers become increasingly more important in all aspects of life, learners needs to be able to choose ICT tools to fi nd, analyse, interpret, evaluate and present information. They need to be able to decide when and how to use ICT. The Academy has excellent computer facilities.

Learning to Learn

This is a process of discovery about learning. It involves a set of principles and skills which, if understood and used, helps learners learn more effectively and become learners for life.

Problem Solving 

We embed problem solving in all areas of the curriculum to help children develop skills and strategies linked to them.

The Six Personal Learning and Thinking Skills