Our Curriculum and Assessment

 

Parents and other members of the public can find out more about our school’s curriculum by reading the information below or contacting school.

In our Reception Class, Parlick, pupils follow the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, which was updated in March 2021. These are the standards that our school must meet for the learning, development and care of children under 5.

The latest 2021 framework is available by clicking on this link

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

Four guiding principles should shape our practice in early years.

These are:

  1. Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  2. Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
  3. Children learn and develop well in enabling environments with teaching and support from adults, who respond to their individual interests and needs and help them to build their learning over time. Children benefit from a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
  4. The importance of learning and development. Children develop and learn at different rates. (The EYFS framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

 

 

The areas of learning and development  of the EYFS framework

There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in our settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.

These three areas, the prime areas, are:

  • communication and language;
  • physical development; and
  • personal, social and emotional development.

Children are also supported in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.

The specific areas are:

  • literacy;
  • mathematics;
  • understanding the world;

and

  • expressive arts and design.

Curriculum Map – Reception Class

In our Reception Class we follow a maths scheme called ‘Let’s visit Numberland’. Our teachers and teaching assistants were trained by one of the pioneers of the scheme, Barbara Schindelhauer from Germany.

Further information on Numberland can be accessed by clicking on this link

 

The National Curriculum (2014)

Throughout the rest of school (Years 1 to 6) we follow the National Curriculum. Please contact school for further information on the curriculum or follow the links below to the full National Curriculum or to our yearly Curriculum Maps, which show the content of our school curriculum in each academic year for each subject.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum

Curriculum Map Year 1

Curriculum Map Year 2

Curriculum Map Year 3

Curriculum Map Year 4

Curriculum Map Year 5

Curriculum Map Year 6

In addition to this curriculum we have just introduced a Reading Spine to our school, based on recommendations from Pie Corbett, this is a core set of books/novels we will introduce to the children in each age group on an annual basis. Click this link for more information.

 

Following extensive training we use a nationally commissioned scheme to help us teach maths – Maths No Problem (MNP) in Year 1-6. This is a style of maths first taught in Singapore, but which has been adapted to meet the demands of England’s National Curriculum.

We have also been part of the North North West Maths Hub for a number of years enabling us to further improve our Maths mastery teaching.

Every child can master an understanding and love of maths with the right kind of teaching and support. The MNP Programme is a complete suite of maths mastery resources which supports our pupils and enhances our practice with an ecosystem of award-winning textbooks and workbooks, teaching tools, in-depth assessment and professional development.

Further info for parents on MNP can be explored here.

Demonstration videos for parents can be found by clicking on this link. 

 

We have adapted the MNP schemes for each year group at our school. Please click on the correct link to see the scheme of work for each year group;

Maths No Problem Scheme of Work YEAR 1

Maths No Problem Scheme of Work YEAR 2

Maths No Problem Scheme of Work YEAR 3

Maths No Problem Scheme of Work YEAR 4

Maths No Problem Scheme of Work YEAR 5

Maths No Problem Scheme of Work YEAR 6

CURRICULUM ASSESSMENT

Our curriculum is assessed against Lancashire Professional Development Services (LPDS) NC Assessment Materials, which we have adapted as we feel best to meet the needs of our children here at St Wilfrid’s.

LPDS National Curriculum Assessment Materials

Written by the Lancashire Professional Development Service (LPDS) Teaching and Learning Consultants, these assessment materials are directly linked to the expectations of National Curriculum 2014 and will enable class teachers and senior leaders to track the progress and attainment of children against ‘Key Learning Indicators of Performance’ (KLIPs) in Reading, Writing and Mathematics, ‘Scientific Knowledge and Conceptual Understanding and Working Scientifically Skills’ in Science and against ‘End of Year Expectations’ in the Foundation Subjects.

These materials have been written to inform planning and support high quality teaching and learning across the primary phase whilst at the same time providing a simple and time effective method of assessing the learning of children from Years 1 to 6 in Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science and the Foundation Subjects.

Core Subjects;

English: Reading and Writing Key Learning Indicators of Performance (KLIPs), Mathematics: Key Learning Indicators of Performance (KLIPs) and Science: Scientific Knowledge and Conceptual Understanding and Working Scientifically Skills

Foundation Subjects – End of Year Expectations

Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Languages (KS2), Music and Physical Education

Please click below for a copy;

LPDS KLIPS and Assessment materials

PLEASE NOTE THAT AS A SCHOOL WE HAVE ALTERED THE LPDS KLIPS TO HIGHLIGHT PRIORITY AREAS OUR TEACHERS ASSESS AGAINST IN EACH YEAR GROUP IN ORDER TO ENABLE CHILDREN TO MEET AGE RELATED EXPECTATIONS IN READING, WRITING AND MATHS BY THE END OF KS1 AND KS2. FURTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE HEADTEACHER.

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