We endeavour to provide a curriculum which will engage and enthuse learners of all ages. High expectations for all pupils and a commitment to meeting the needs of every individual are shared by all staff. The knowledge and skills of the 2014 National Curriculum are taught through a combination of discrete subject –specific teaching and cross-curricular themes, thus ensuring that pupils have opportunities to develop and apply their skills across the curriculum. The creative arts continue to have a high profile in the school, as well as physical education. Personal and social skills are also valued as essential ingredients for successful learning.
Teachers invite parents to a curriculum workshop at the start of each school year to describe the main areas covered and give advice for supporting children with home learning. Letters and curriculum overviews are sent out to all parents each term. Parent consultations are held regularly and a written report is sent to parents once a year, as well as a 'Snapshot' report every half term. Our aim is for all parents to have as full an understanding as possible of their child's progress, and the areas they are currently working on.
The school also organises information evenings each term on specific curriculum areas, for example reading, writing, maths and early years. Relevant curriculum information can be found in the Knowledge Organisers pages of this website.
Children’s progress is monitored very closely throughout their 5 years with us so that we can be sure that they are making progress towards their targets. Any difficulties are identified as early as possible and support put in place. We also look at strengths and ensure that enrichment opportunities are maximised.
Achievement in Years 1,2,3 and 4 is measured against age related expectations for each year group, based on learning objectives in the National Curriculum.
During their first year in school, the children follow the Early Years Foundation stage and their progress in 17 areas of learning is assessed and reported to parents and the local authority. The children are assessed as reaching the expected level for their age, exceeding or working towards this level (emerging).
Statutory Assessment and Reporting:
In Reception the end of year levels for children are reported to the local authority.
In Year 1 phonics screening is carried out and the number of children who reach the required level is reported to the local authority.
In Yr 2 statutory Key Stage One assessment tasks (SATs) indicate children’s achievement in reading, writing, maths and science. The levels are reported to parents and the local authority.
In Year 4, from 2020, an online times tables assessment will take place towards the end of the year, and the results are collected by the DfE.
You can find out more about the termly curriculum for each class by going to the class pages or the page for Knowledge Organisers.