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Curriculum Information

 

Here you can find information that details our approach to the curriculum in both the Early Years and Key Stages 1 and 2.  This has been fully revised to meet the requirements of the New National Curriculum 2014.  Teachers will share further information with parents at welcome meetings at the start of the year and during parents'/carers' evenings in the Autumn and Spring terms.

 

You will find out lots more about our exciting curriculum on our Year Group pages by clicking here.

 

If you require any further information about the curriculum then do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or contact the school to speak to a member of our Senior Leadership Team.

Assessment Information

 

At Parson Street Primary School our teachers assess the children's progress in line with the curriculum expectations for their year group. Our focus is very much on identifying the next steps in children's learning and using this to plan a personalised curriculum which enables all children to achieve all aspects of the curriculum in line with age related expectations (ARE).

 

At various times in the year, all year groups from Year 1 to Year 6 undertake more formal assessments called PiRA (Progress in Reading Assessment), PuMA (Progress in Understanding Mathematics Assessment) and GAPs (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Assessment). These assessments enable the teacher to identify learning gaps as well as show individual progress within the subjects. An individual standardised score gives an indication of how well each pupil is achieving against their age related expectations

 

We track children's progress against the ARE expectations for their year group using a programme called School Pupil Tracker Online (SPTO). We are constantly developing our use of this tool and parents are given access to information at certain points in the year (information is sent home to parents).

 

When we report this information to parents we will use terms that show where they are in relation to their OWN year group expectations (See table below). We ensure we provide every opportunity for children to broaden and deepen learning in the curriculum for their own year group rather than move them on to a different set of expectations.

 

 

Working Below Expected Standard

Working At

Expected Standard

Working at Greater Depth within the Expected Standard

Reading

Below 94 SS*

94-114 SS*

Above 114 SS*

WTS

EXS

GDS

Writing

Emerging (E) /Developing (D)/Secure (S) #1

E/D/S/#2

E/D/S #3+

WTS

EXS

GDS

GPS

Below 94 SS*

94 -114 SS*

Above 114 SS*

WTS

EXS

GDS

Mathematics

Below 94 SS*

94-114 SS*

Above 114 SS*

WTS

EXS

GDS

SS = Standardised Score

*PiRA/PuMA/GAPs Performance Indicators

WTS= Working Towards Standard EXS=Expected Standard GDS = Greater Depth Standard

 

In order to assess the children's application of learning in Writing we also make depth of learning judgements (#1 - Shallow Learner to #4 - Deepest Learner) as per the table below:

 

 

 

 

In our Early Years Foundation Stage, teachers gather evidence to support their assessments using SPTO. Please speak to your child's class teacher for further information and to gain access to your child's learning journey.

 

Statutory Assessments

 

There are a number of times during their time at Parson Street that children will undertake statutory assessments. Information about these can be obtained by looking at: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/standards-and-testing-agency

 

We also offer a number of sessions throughout the year to help parents/carers understand what is involved for their children. Information about these sessions is available below.

2018 Key Stage 1 tests

A summary of the Key Stage 1 tests that Year 2 pupils will take in England in May 2018.

2018 Key Stage 2 tests

A summary of the Key Stage 2 tests that Year 6 pupils will take in England in May 2018.

Curriculum Targets

 

Children in Y1 - Y6 are set targets throughout the year related to the curriculum they are working on. For your information, see attached target sheets which are sent home to parents annually.

READING CURRICULUM TARGETS Y1 - Y6

WRITING CURRICULUM TARGETS Y1 - Y6

MATHS CURRICULUM TARGETS Y1 - Y6

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