Presentation on theme: "Life After Levels. Objectives To help you understand why the National Curriculum has changed To inform you about the new assessment system we will."— Presentation transcript:
Objectives To help you understand why the National Curriculum has changed To inform you about the new assessment system we will be using at Valley Primary School To update you on the changes to the National tests in Years 2 and 6 in 2016
Who Did Their Homework? Why a new National Curriculum? No other successful education system around the world uses levels; Very often led to the labelling of pupils by both staff and peers; Undue pace – emphasis on progress - moving on up; Three ways of showing Level 3 – a flawed system; Conveyed the wrong idea of ability.
So What’s New? Teaching fewer concepts than before but in greater depth; Ensure pupils gain a secure understanding of key concepts (KPIs) to allow for deep learning; Learning journey is organised in age-related statements broken down into year groups; More time for pupils to use and apply the knowledge and skills they have; Mastery; A culture of each pupil is capable of achieving anything.
STAT Sheffield ALC decision to use STAT Sheffield materials Materials developed in 50 schools in Sheffield Quality assured by NAHT, Ofqual, Ofsted, HMI All managed through our school’s tracking system, Classroom Monitor
Raising the Bar English Reading Word Reading / Comprehension; Reading for pleasure across the curriculum; Reading aloud / discussing texts; Offering pupils increasingly more complex texts; Exploring the meanings of words. Reciting Poetry.
Raising the Bar Writing and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) Required spelling wordlists Greater emphasis on using grammar and punctuation accurately in writing Stronger emphasis on vocabulary development Focus on children learning to tailor their writing for different audiences and purposes The writing process is now broken down into a number of steps: Planning Drafting and Writing Evaluating and Editing Proof- Reading Reading Aloud and Sharing
Raising the Bar Mathematics Larger numbers earlier – Five- year- olds will now be expected to count up to 100 compared to 20 under the old curriculum To memorise tables to 12X12 by the end of Year 4 Earlier introduction of written methods Y3- Column Addition and Subtraction Y4-Column Multiplication Y5-Short Division Y6- Long Division Clearer expectations around written calculations Earlier, more challenging requirement for fractions and decimals Formulae for volume / area of shapes other than squares and rectangles Financial Education – using money / % Larger numbers, algebra, R&P at an earlier age Introduction of Roman Numerals
StepAppropriate Curriculum 1-15Pre-Y1 attainment stages 16 Curriculum Year 1 Entering 17Developing 18Secure 19 Curriculum Year 2 Entering 20Developing 21Secure 22 Curriculum Year 3 Entering 23Developing 24Secure 25 Curriculum Year 4 Entering 26Developing 27Secure 28 Curriculum Year 5 Entering 29Developing 30Secure 31 Curriculum Year 6 Entering 32Developing 33Secure 34 +Post-Y6 attainment stages The Vocabulary of Assessment Attainment Stages will be used to describe a pupil’s attainment in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation and Maths; Entering, Developing and Secure will be the main terms used to describe a pupil’s attainment within a Year Group band.
What Can You Expect? Interim reports will shared with parents in October and February with the end of year reports given out in July; End of Year targets will be set for pupils with the majority of pupils expected to be SECURE in their current year’s programme of study; Some pupils will be assessed at a lower level than their current year group due the to raising of expectations in the new National Curriculum; Some fluctuation in assessments while work is moderated and standardised.
National Tests in Year 2 Pupils tested in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation and Maths; Tests marked in school; Scaled score given to each pupil based on their raw score (100 being average); Parents informed if their child performed at National standards or above.
National Tests in Year 6 Pupils tested in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation and Maths; Tests marked externally; No Level 6 Tests or equivalent; Scaled score given to each pupil based on their raw score (100 being average); Parents informed if their child performed at National standards or above.