We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance which sets the standards for Learning, Development and Care of children from birth to five. This continues throughout the Reception Year and creates the foundations for future learning in school and beyond. These early experiences can have a significant effect on pupils’ attitudes to learning.

Learning through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum is planned within three prime areas and four specific areas of development. These seven areas of learning are explored from birth to five years through the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance. The EYFS is divided into four themes that express important principles and each principle is supported by four commitments. The four themes are:

• A Unique Child
• Positive Relationships
• Enabling Environments
• Learning and Development

Our school is committed to each of the four themes, the principles and the commitments laid out in the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance and we aim to develop the whole child.

We aim for children to feel motivated and excited about their learning. Well planned play, both indoors and outdoors, is a key way in which children learn with enjoyment and challenge.

To see the EYFS framework please click on the link below.

EYFS statutory framework


Spring Term 2019

This term In Early Years our topic is Magical Mysteries. We will be embarking on a magic journey exploring Julia Donaldson stories such as The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom and Zog. We will focus on being able to read and write phonetically and identify high frequency words.

During Chinese New Year we will be making our own large scale dragons and then, after the half term holiday we will continue our magical adventure with the story Paper Dolls. This will lead us on to making our very own fairy doors which we will position around our setting (inside and out), enabling us to write letters to our little magical friends. Hopefully they will reply!

In Physical we are continuing with our weekly Gross Motor Disco and beginning Gymnastics, using mats and benches. We will also be focusing on fine motor activities with weekly Funky Fingers activities and work on pencil control and handwriting patterns.

As Spring arrives we will welcome some eggs which we will look after carefully until they hatch. We will be growing our own grass and planting real herbs in our mud kitchen.

Maths will see us exploring weight and capacity and counting reliably with numbers 0-20, putting them in order and saying which is one more/one less. We will be doubling, halving and sharing and adding and subtracting two single digit numbers.


Welcome to Oakley Primary Academy

On behalf of the governors, the staff, pupils I would like to welcome you to Oakley Primary Academy. We are friendly village school with exciting times ahead as we begin our journey of being a full primary school this year. We are a member of the Sharnbrook Academy Federation and work closely with all of the schools within the Federation, as well as other schools and pre-schools in the local area. This enables us to share expertise, good practice and learn and move forward together. The close links we have with the pre-schools enable us to really get to know the pupils and their families before they join the Early Years.

We are proud to be a ‘Values School’. The values we teach are modelled by all of the team and through our teaching of the curriculum. We are a supportive and hardworking team, where all stakeholders are valued and listened to.

At Oakley Primary Academy we deliver the National Curriculum through a creative curriculum so that learning is creative, fun and meaningful. There is a clear progression of skills in each subject to enable children to grow in all areas and be successful, not only in key assessments, but in daily life.

We work very closely with the families of our school and acknowledge the importance of close home/school links. We have an open door policy and there is always someone available if you wish to talk.

I am extremely proud of our school and of all the hard work from our pupils, families, staff, PTA and governors.

If you would like any further information about our school please make contact via the details on this website.


Sarah Litchfield