In September 2014 a new National Curriculum was introduced for all state maintained primary schools. This obviously meant that as a school we have had to look at our curriculum to ensure that we made some required changes whilst at the same time ensuring that we continue to focus upon the learning needs of our children.
It is vital that our children are enthusiastic and motivated learners who are able to transfer basic and important skills (such as reading, writing, measuring and mathematical problem solving and reasoning) to different situations and contexts.
All children throughout the school from Years 1 to 6 will be exploring and investigating new topics. A considerable amount of content has changed as have the expectations in terms of what children are expected to know at different stages. For example by Year 4 children are expected to know all of their tables up to 12x12.
With the new curriculum there are no longer levels in Maths and English or in fact any subject. As a school we have spent time thinking about how we assess and report on the progress of our children and enable you to understand fully as parents and carers how well your child is achieving in all areas of their learning, against age related expectations. The Government has said that it is up to us as a school to decide which assessment systems we use within school.
Supporting you as Parents and Carers
As parents you have a valuable and unique role to play in the education of your child.
Together we can achieve more!
In this section of our website you will find lots of information about the curriculum for specific year groups under each year group. It includes the outline curriculum plan for year ahead, so that you and your child know the topics they will be learning about over the course of the year.
It is our intention to use our developing website to provide you with ideas to engage your child at home and help you to get to grips with new approaches, such as using a numberline for addition and subtraction and particularly when you are faced with those tricky homework questions. As our website continues to develop you will find links to websites, ideas for fun learning activities at home and videos to support you in your journey of learning together.
We will be aiming to give greater clarity in terms of our expectations for reading, spellings and homework. Governors, staff and myself greatly appreciate the time many of you give each day supporting your child in home learning activities such as:
By working together, we certainly achieve more...
If you have any questions regarding our curriculum please approach your child's class teacher in the first instance. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch with either myself, or Mrs Henson who oversees curriculum development.