Curriculum

New National Curriculum



There is a new Primary National Curriculum that has become law in September 2014.  This new curriculum sees a significant change to many aspects of the content, and level of challenge expected of the children.  The above video gives a brief overview of the content changes.

All children in Years 1 to 6 follow the national curriculum and learn the content as prescribed by the Department for Education.  For further information please visit the Department's website.  If you would like to know more about your the curriculum followed by your own child's class, please feel free to make an appointment to see the class teacher.

Perhaps the most significant change is the removal of national curriculum levels.  Children are to be assessed only as to whether they have learnt the body of knowledge prescribed for their year.  We are developing an assessment system that will inform teachers, children and parents of how well a child is doing compared to their year group peers nationally, and what their next steps are in learning.

We are beginning to use Star Assessment tests in reading and maths, and a supported teacher assessment model in writing.  This will involve the children sitting short computer adaptive tests in reading and maths, whenever the teacher feels they need assessment information to move learning forward, and periodic teacher assessment of pieces of writing.   We have also changed the way teachers mark books, in order to better inform children and parents as to whether they are on track to achieve the new national standards.  We ran a series of parent presentations during parents evening in the autumn, here are the power points.  If parents would like further information, they are welcome to make an appointment to see the class teachers, or Mr Alexander.

Assessment - parent information



For further information on Star Assessments, click here


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