Curriculum & Assessment
As part of the Government’s changes to education, it is now up to individual schools to develop an approach to measure and track children’s attainment and progress against the new National Curriculum. The expectations of the new curriculum are more demanding than previously, and although achieving the expected standard may not sound above and beyond, a child that does achieve the expected standard will have worked to an extremely high standard throughout the whole year. For the academic year 2015-2016 we changed to a life without levels, however we continually monitored and evaluated our assessment system until we developed an approach which we felt was most effective in assessing against the new curriculum.
Throughout the year, your child’s attainment will be judged against the criteria set out in the year group-equivalent Standard – please see below each standard for reading, writing and maths. Teachers will use our online tracking system to assess children against the yearly objectives in Reading; Writing; Maths and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. Teachers will assess whether they are “working towards”, “expected” or “greater depth” by using their professional judgements, evidence from the childrens’ books and test scores.
At the end of Y6, childrens’ attainment will be judged at either below, working towards, expected or greater depth in Reading, Writing, Maths, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar and Science.