Statutory assessment and curriculum
Children follow the National Curriculum 2014 (see link below) as the basic curriculum.
Teaching staff are always carefully assessing what children can do and understand in order to carefully plan next steps in their learning. This is an ongoing process, but there are also some key points of statutory assessment in school. These are specific points where assessment information is gathered and submitted to the Local Authority and Department for Education to confirm the attainment of each child in school.
In EYFS, there are two points of assessment
Neither of these assessments are formal and will be carried out through observations and opportunities provided by all EYFS staff.
In Key Stage 1, there are two statutory assessments:
In Key Stage 2, there is currently one statutory assessment:
If you have any questions, please ask your class teacher.
Also, the Department for Education have a useful documents for children in Statutory Assessment year groups. See the links below.
School Curriculum Overviews and Topic Webs
These are the documents the teachers use to support their planning and to communicate the planned curriculum to the families at the beginning of each term. EYFS and Year 1 have provided a statement of their methodology and approach.
In Year 1, we have adopted Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) for our foundation subjects. This approach focusses on the children taking ownership of their learning. Each enquiry begins with a ‘scenario’ and the staff guide the children to identify their own questions about the topic. The learning that children experience is more readily retained because it has been acquired by experience and in relation to a real problem or context.
Owl class will become more independent as they have practising the skills for lifelong learning. We start each term with a broad, over-arching topic area. These are 'Me', 'Where We live', 'Emergency', 'Transport', 'Animals' and 'Seaside'.