Curriculum and Assessment for Parents
We hope you found our Curriculum and Assessment information session useful. Our presentations provided you with information on how assessment for learning is embedding and driving learning, the new terminology that will be used to measure this, how we will report progress and attainment to parents, and what this will look like for your child as they progress through school.
Learning and Tracking Progress and Attainment in Maths and English
We shared an in-depth look at new expectations within the curriculum for Maths and English, how we organise the curriculum and learning across the school and what this means for your child and how you can support their learning at home.
Each of the resources used in our workshop has been published here for your reference. In some cases you may be required to download Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to read the documents.
In addition to the materials we have provided for download, a further resources that you benefit from reading as a Parent or Carer exist online:
- As a local authority maintained school, our curriculum is drawn from the national curriculum for England as explained in the Department for Education GOV.uk pages.
- The School Run is a website which aims to help parents understand what their children are learning at Primary School. They have provided a concise explanation of what's changed in the curriculum by subject area, listing the key points that will affect all children.
- An objective summary of the National Curriculum by the Huffington Post answers some questions and dispels a number of myths about the new curriculum.
- Educational publishers Rising Stars have produced a guide for parents, the Rising Stars Parents Guide. Written by a Deputy Head Teacher, the document explains the changes to the National Curriculum and new approaches to assessment.
Resources and Examples from our Workshop
Head Teacher, Mrs Martin, set the context with her presentation, Masterful Teaching, Mastery Learning .
Deputy Head Teacher, Miss Westaway and classroom colleagues gave a detailed explanation of the English and Maths Curriculum, Learning in Maths, Learning in English .
We covered both English and Maths in the workshop; the documents below include learning examples for each subject, presented here for your reference in Adobe Acrobat format.
To further support you in understanding our approach to Maths, we explain the key mathematical methods in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division through a series of videos. Further information about Maths Calculation Policy and Objectives in our curriculum is explained in our Maths Calculation Policy and long term progress expectations.