Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Our Curriculum Evening! Autumn2014. Our aims for this evening: To introduce the team To share our new ‘Irresistible’ curriculum To suggest."— Presentation transcript:
Our aims for this evening: To introduce the team To share our new ‘Irresistible’ curriculum To suggest ways that you could support your child To familiarise you with the routines and timetables It’s also a chance to have a chat, ask questions and share information and ideas!
Share the different elements of the English Curriculum. Discuss how each aspect is taught at Short Heath. Discuss how the English curriculum is delivered at key stage 2. Share the new long term plan for English and discuss the changes. Explanation of targets and levels. Overview of Assessments. Re-cap on VCOP and creative curriculum Aims
Reading Word Reading Comprehension Writing Composition Transcription (spelling and handwriting) Grammar Communication Speaking and Listening Performing Reading, writing and communicating for a real purpose. Different Aspects of the English Curriculum
How English is taught in each area of the school Key Stage 2 Daily English lessons including specific grammar sessions Guided reading sessions Reading comprehension Separate spellings and handwriting sessions Reading, writing and communication across the curriculum and for a real purpose. Optional QCA Tests to inform teacher assessments. End of Key stage SATs tests for Reading and SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar). Writing is assessed by class teachers and moderated separately.
Reading Fun Phonics (intervention) Shared Reading (whole class reading) Guided Reading (small groups) Individual reading (with parents and additional support in school for those who need it) Reading for pleasure (individual reading of books of own choice) Comprehension Reading across the curriculum for a real purpose. How each aspect of English is taught
Writing Phonics (intervention) Shared/modelled Writing Guided Writing (in smaller groups) Individual writing Writing across the curriculum for a real purpose Spelling taught discretely for older children with weekly spelling tests. Simple aspects of grammar taught within English lessons How each aspect of English is taught
Communication Speaking and Listening is promoted at Short Heath throughout the curriculum. Talk partners. Think, Pair, Share. Reading aloud to the class or an audience. Drama activities Self and peer assessment. Debates and discussions within the class. Performing to the class. Class assemblies and performances in all year groups. Use of digital media to record and appraise performances. How each aspect of English is taught
New Long Term Plan We have created a new long term plan has been produced and covers what should be taught in each year group as part of the new National Curriculum. There is a much higher focus in the new curriculum on the teaching of phonics, grammar and transcription. Also expectations have been raised within the new curriculum. Year 6 have the most tricky job as the new curriculum for them is not statutory until 2015 as the tasks and tests for next year are still going to be based on the old curriculum. The biggest change is that there are no levels within the new curriculum and the assessment has been under consultation and will not be in place until September 2015; so until this has been confirmed, we will continue to assess against the previous national curriculum levels.
Targets and Levels National Expectations for end of key stage assessments, for the short term, are that the majority of 7 year olds should achieve a level 2 or above and the majority of 11 year olds should achieve a level 4 or above. Individual targets will be shared with you and your child during Parents Evening; these will be on 22 nd and 23 rd October.
Assessment from 2015 onwards End of KS1 tests for Reading, Writing, Maths which are externally set but internally marked. The tests will reflect the new higher expectations of the new curriculum. Writing marks will now also include spelling, punctuation and grammar elements. Teacher assessments for Speaking and Listening and Science. End of Key stage 2 Tests for Reading, Maths and SPaG (spelling punctuation and grammar) which are externally set and marked. Teacher Assessments will be used for Science and Writing. Scores from 2016 will no longer be in levelled form Pupils will be given a ranked score where a score of 100 reflects the national average.
Features of different writing genres Narrative/Story writing Instructions Recounts Persuasive Writing Chronological and non-chronological reports Discussions texts Explanation texts Poetry
VCOP and Cross-curricular Writing Vocabulary Connectives Openers Punctuation (Based on the work of Ros Wilson) Irresistible Curriculum Embedding Reading, Writing and Speaking an Listening skills across the curriculum to bring meaning and purpose for children to ‘apply’ their skills. The staff have been working hard on creating brand new curriculum themes and long term plans for each subject which will be available to view on the school website.
Areas for discussion today Timeline for implementation Key headlines of changes An overview of the curriculum itself Assessment
Mathematics Separate lesson every day Links to theme where possible New curriculum – expectations have changed Link to active and outdoor learning Lots of new resources How can you help at home?
Timeline: 20th January 2011 review of NC announced Statutory for KS1, Lower and Upper KS2 from September 2014 Core subjects not for current 5 and 6 until Sept 2015 Reflected in end of key stage assessments from July 2016
What has gone? Calculators Informal written methods Probability What is there less of? Less emphasis on estimation Less work on place value Less work on data handling now called Statistics
What is there more of? More challenging objectives, especially in number. Formal written methods introduced earlier. -More work on fractions. What’s NEW? Roman numerals up to 1000 Times tables up to 12 x 12 Equivalence between metric and imperial measures Long division and algebra in Year 6
Key areas of the new curriculum Number Calculation Measures Shape/Geometry/Position Data/Statistics
Maths: Lower KS2 Both year groups: Number – number and place value Number - addition and subtraction Number - multiplication and division Number - Fractions Measurement Geometry – properties of shapes Statistics Year 4 only: Geometry – position and direction Number – fractions (including decimals)
By the end of Year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table and show precision and fluency in their work.
Maths: Upper KS2 Both year groups: Number – number and place value Number - addition and subtraction Number - multiplication and division Number – fractions (including decimals and percentages) Measurement Geometry – properties of shapes Geometry – position and direction Statistics Y6 only Ratio and proportion Number – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division Algebra
By the end of Year 6, pupils should be fluent in written methods for all four operations, including long multiplication and division, and in working with fractions, decimals and percentages.
Where can I find out more information? Speak to a member of staff Website: Over the coming months lots of information relating to the new curriculum will be posted on there. http://www.short-heath.walsall.sch.uk Department of Education website www.gov.uk/browse/education/school-life
‘Irresistible Learning’ Curriculum Drivers: Engagement and enjoyment Social, moral and spiritual wellbeing Active and outdoor learning Learning Journey Year Group themeChild-focused
Any other information Special Educational Needs (SEN) GCSM – Care Guidance and Support Manager ( Mrs Whitehouse/ Mrs Kruzek) School Action- In class support/Intervention School Action Plus- IEP (Individual Education Plans and involvement of other agencies). Statement- More significant needs often requiring 1:1 teaching assistant support (very small % of children). Provision for Gifted and Talented Pupils (G+T) G+T Register- pupils placed on register if they are working significantly above age related expectations. Pupils have specially differentiated work to challenge them within lessons. Pupils work towards targets from subsequent year groups/key stages. Enrichment activities are sometimes arranged such as: writing competitions; drama workshops; working on the school magazine and performing to an audience.
Reading In reading all children are provided with a home reading book appropriate to their ability. They are expected to read every night and bring their reading book and reading record into school every day so that any 1:1 reading in school can be recorded into the reading record. This is a key link between children, parents and school. We will change reading books on a regular basis if the home reading diary has been completed. Children also have access to BugClub to read online.
Family Learning Project Projects are set at the beginning of each term and relate to the ‘Learning Journey’ that the children are currently experiencing. Families are given the title of the Learning Journey and some ideas and suggestions, but are very much encouraged to be creative and imaginative. The projects may combine many different skills and cover different curriculum areas such as art, writing, research and design. Projects will be set at the start of a term and handed in during the second half term ready for a class sharing event.
Commando Joes A whole school targeted intervention to support raising standards for all children and young people. It is a bespoke programme that has a proven track record in improving attendance, behaviour and ultimately attainment.
It’s Good to be Green! Red Gloriously Green Yellow Star of the Week Good to be Green Stickers Golden Time Golden Rules
How can you get involved? Homework Reading Books Parent Workshops Parent Consultations Parent Council
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