The school is committed to delivering a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum to all children. The curriculum is differentiated so that it can challenge and stretch, yet support the needs of all learners. In 2014 the New National Curriculum that was introduced.
In reading the overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.
Within writing the aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.
The national curriculum for English aims for specific year groups can be seen here.
From this September, the Government has made a huge change in the way that children in schools are to be assessed. It ties in with the New National Curriculum, for years R – 5 and for Year 6 this year. The old system of National Curriculum levels is no longer in place but schools are now asked to set up their own way of assessing pupils against the new requirements. This is a new way of thinking for schools and assessment will look very different to how it has done for the past twenty years. If not levels, then what? The new National Curriculum is organised around clearly described expectations in every year group in every subject. We would anticipate a child in Year 4 to fully understand all the expectations that have been set for Year 4 children; the same is true for every other year group. For both teachers and parents it should now be easier to establish whether a child has reached the expected level of knowledge and understanding for any ‘average’ child in that year group.
The phonics scheme we use is Read, Write Inc in nursery and Letters and Sounds in other years. Read Write Inc will feed up the school as new children enter.