Awe and Wonder
Oasis Academy Watermead is a happy place where learning is fun and exciting. We want our children to sparkle and shine in all that they do. Their enthusiasm and joy in discovering new things will become infectious across our learning community and beyond.
At OA Watermead we believe children are masters of exploration, our curriculum is designed to ignite natural curiosity and a passion for learning through awe and wonder. We have developed an enriched provision to inspire our children. We ensure learning and play experiences are deeply rooted in the world around us strengthening our identity and affirming ‘who am I and who am I becoming?’ We firmly believe in encouraging our children to notice small details in the world around them that will turn the ordinary into extraordinary, taking the time to ‘stand and stare’ and appreciate the beauty in their world. As practitioners we firmly believe children should be immersed in real and meaningful play opportunities and strive to enhance our provision with real and tangible objects. We recognise objects can spark curiosity and a desire to investigate. We take a holistic approach developing natural curiosity whilst taking every opportunity to further our children’s breadth of vocabulary. We value the importance of ensuring that all children have rich first hand experiences fostering an eagerness to explore, discover and imagine. As practitioners we understand the significance of our reactions and interactions, matching the excitement and curiosity displayed by our children, igniting a thirst for knowledge. Childhood is precious and we are privileged to be part of each of our children’s journey.