A Mastery Curriculum: Following the introduction of the National Curriculum 2014 and assessment procedures in September 2014, it is now a legal requirement that all year groups follow this curriculum and assessment is undertaken without the use of levels. This means that able children are no longer expected to ‘rapidly rise’ through curriculum levels, but to achieve and then progress to ‘mastering’ their year group objectives. Implications for classroom practice would be that for example; Year 5 will not need to move on to the Year 6 objective but to try challenges that would deepen their learning based around Bloom’s Taxonomy. Please note that in all subjects, your child will still be challenged to meet their full potential.
Early Years Foundation Stage
In EYFS we follow the Statutory Framework for EYFS, this supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. There are seven areas of learning and development that shapeour educational programme.
The prime area are:
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional
There are four specific areas:
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Please find more information about our EYFS curriculum below:
Below are our Long Term Maths Plans outlining the key mathematical concepts covered across the school year. These documents are from White Rose and are only an outline of the topics and the order in which they will be taught. Each teacher will use their professional judgment to decide if an area of mathematics will need to be explored for a longer period of time. Likewise, if the teacher believes that the class have certain gaps in their learning, this area of maths may well be taught sooner than stated on the original Long Term Plan.
The documents below show the progression in the learning objectives for each of the seven strands of Mathematics from Year 1 to Year 6. Our long term plans relate to when these objectives will be covered during the year.
If you would like to find out more information about how the key grammar skills progress during Years 1 – 6 please click here: Grammar Structure for English
The document below outlines the units of study in line with the guidance from the National Curriculum for each class/year groups. Consideration has been made to ensure units are studied at appropriate times of the year as well opportunities for cross-curricular links.
Throughout each and every unit and every unit of study there is an emphasis on the children learning by doing.
At Wivelsfield School we approach some of the foundation subjects (Art and Design, Design and Technology, Geography and History) through a cross-curricular approach. We look for opportunities where links are made in which the children use and apply aspects of learning from one subject in another. These opportunities allow the children to apply, refine and deepen their knowledge, skills and understanding through fun, creative and engaging opportunities.
Below are the Long Term plans for the foundation subjects for KS1 and KS2:
Spellits is aimed at Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
The website offers online games and you can also print out activities.
Spellits will help you to learn spelling strategies, rules and patterns.
Click on the address below to go to Spellits.
Have fun! http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/spellits/ad_menu_flash.shtml