2014 hailed the entrance to a New National Curriculum. This provided us with the opportunity to refresh the curriculum with exciting, engaging themes and tailor the curriculum to provide the right opportunities to help each child meet their potential. Our full topic overview can be found on our Curriculum Page.
National Curriculum Levels have been replaced with a set of expectations for each subject and area of learning – specifically Reading, Writing, Maths and Science.
The ‘best-fit’ model has been replaced with a ‘mastery’ approach, which requires children to meet ALL expectations before they can be described as ‘meeting age related expectations’ at the END of each academic year.
When assessing your child’s progress, we use the following National Curriculum standards.
Below is an example of written methods we may use in Willow class.
We’ve also put a booklet together which might help you support your child to use more complex writing features in their homework tasks.
In September we assess where children are at with their high frequency words both in reading and writing. We revisit all the words from KS1 before moving onto the y3-4 words. We send a sheet out in our Summer packs to practice over the Summer holidays.
Year 4 are expected to read and spell the list of words below:
Year 5 pupils are expected to read and spell all the y3/4 words as well as starting to learn the statutory words for y5/6.
Children also have to be able to use various elements of punctuation and grammar in their writing.
Many resources can be found online to support your child, Grammarsaurus is a resource for teachers, children and parents and post many videos online along with fun activities.