Our Curriculum Intent

The Broad Oak curriculum has the National Curriculum aims and programmes of study at its heart, with each of the subjects either structured in to cross-curricular or discrete units, and specialist teaching in Music and Computing. Identified endpoints ensure that our pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education.

Our core values are embedded across the curriculum for the whole school.  They provide a common language and shared understanding of our ambition to develop resilient, responsible and creative learners.  To secure this, we provide additional teaching and learning opportunities within and beyond the classroom ensuring links with our local community e.g. Didsbury In Bloom. Character education for all pupils in years 1-6  includes Forest Crew sessions and lessons in Learning and Life skills. Broad Oak pupils participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities including sports and competitions.

Expectations for all our pupils, including those who are disadvantaged or have SEND needs, are high. We adapt the curriculum to ensure success for all pupils and where necessary, provide a more specialist curriculum or environment.

NB - Curriculum maps for each year group are currently under review and will be re-launched during half term 2.


At Broad Oak we do not have a set scheme for reading but the books that the children read are Book Banded and the  pupils are regularly benchmaked using the Nelson Benchmarking kit.

Our phonics is based on THRASS, with some of the resources from Letters and Sounds being used where appropriate.


A link to the Cornerstones website can be found here.

Units to be Covered 2019-2020


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2


Year 1

Bright Lights
Big City

Rio De Vida

Moon Zoom

Memory Box

Enchanted Woodland

Year 2

Street Detectives

Wiggle and Crawl

Land Ahoy

Scented Garden Bounce

Beach Combers

Year 3

Tribal Tales

Urban Pioneer


Gods and


Year 4

Bottoms Burps
and Bile

I am Warrior

Traders and

Misty Mountain Sierra

Blue Abyss

Year 5

Beast Creator



Star Gazers

Scream Machine

Year 6

Hola Mexico

A child’s War


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Broad Oak Lane, East Didsbury

Manchester, M20 5QB


0161 445 6577

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