Curriculum

Introduction

 

We follow the National Curriculum and devise schemes of work and use a variety of resources to support the delivery of all of the statutory content. Details of what is being studied can be found on the individual year group pages.

 

This guide is intended to support parents of primary school children. It is impossible to set out in detail everything your child would learn during their six years of statutory primary education, but by providing an outline of typical content and some background information about how the curriculum and assessment works, hopefully it will help parents support their children in making the most of their education.

 

Statutory Assessments that your child will be part of

At St George's, the staff use formative assessment to identify the areas your child is confident and can achieve in, and the areas that they may need further practice and development in. Teachers also use this information to plan the next steps of learning for individual children, groups and cohorts. At certain points of primary education, children will be assessed and the results will be reported to parents, the Local Authority, the Academy trust and the Government.

 

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile

The Early Learning Goals (ELGs) are the goals or targets for children to achieve at the end of their reception year. They will be working towards these goals throughout the EYFS.

At the end of the reception year, practitioners are required to make a ‘best fit’ judgement for each child, relating to each Early Learning Goal. For each ELG, practitioners must judge whether a child is meeting the level of development expected at the end of the Reception year (expected), exceeding this level (exceeding), or not yet reaching this level (emerging). This summary of attainment is called The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP).

 

Year 1 Phonics Screening

The Phonics Screening Check is designed to show how well your child can use the phonics skills they’ve learned up to the end of Year 1, and to identify students who need extra phonics help. The Department for Education defines the checks as “short, light-touch assessments” that take about four to nine minutes to complete.

 

End of Key Stage 1 SATs (Year 2)

SATs are just one aspect of the KS1 assessment process. Your child's teacher will be taking all their work in Years 1 and 2 into consideration in order to build a full, accurate picture of how well your child is doing in Maths, English reading, English writing and science. 

 

End of Key Stage 2 SATs (Year 6) 

Children in year 6 take the Key Stage 2 SATs tests in May. These are much more formal than those taken at the end of year 2, and are held on the same dates across the country under exam conditions. There are a number of elements to the KS2 SATS tests, including English reading, maths and spelling, punctuation and grammar.