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.
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.
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).
When we report this information to parents we will use the terms emerging (E), developing (D) and secure (S) to identify where they are in relation to their OWN year group expectations. 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.
In order to assess the children's application of learning we also make depth of learning judgements (#1 - Shallow Learner to #4 - Deepest Learner) as per the table below:
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).
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.
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.
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.
Parson Street Primary School,
Bedminster Road, Bedminster,
Bristol, BS3 5NR