Presentation on theme: "At Petersgat e Infant School. Why a new curriculum? *Michael Gove was appointed Education Minister He studied curriculums and outcomes for children from."— Presentation transcript:
Why a new curriculum? *Michael Gove was appointed Education Minister He studied curriculums and outcomes for children from a range of countries including Finland, Singapore and South Korea. * From this research, the DFE developed a draft curriculum which was trialled in 2013 This became statutory in 2014 for year 1 (and years 3, 4, and 5)
Quality of Education… 20-25% of 16 year olds were not reaching the goal posts set of 5 A-C grade GCSEs including maths and English. That’s one in 4 teenagers- many of these were becoming NEETS- Not in Education, Employment or Training. Therefore, the aim of a new curriculum is: To raise standards Be more challenging and rigorous For us to compete with schools internationally
Stronger emphasis on vocabulary development, grammar, punctuation and spelling (for example, the use of commas and apostrophes will be taught in KS1) (English)
Five-year-olds will be expected to learn to count up to 100 (compared to 20 under the old curriculum) and learn number bonds to 20 (previously up to 10) Simple fractions (1/4 and 1/2) are now taught from Key Stage 1
ICT (Computing) Computing replaces Information and Communication Technology (ICT), with a greater focus on programming rather than on operating programs From age five, children will learn to write and test simple programs, and to organise, store and retrieve data From seven, they will be taught to understand computer networks, including the internet Internet safety – currently only taught from 11-16 – will be taught in primary schools
Core subjects are far more challenging, with higher expectations and will take up a substantial part of your child’s learning week For Foundation subjects the detail in the curriculum is significantly briefer allowing schools to have more flexibility with what they cover Levels have gone!
We have remained Our values remain the same… Life skills (Grow It, Cook It, Ask It) Fun, purposeful learning Cross curricular opportunities Happy children High expectations as always – for every child Nurturing
Planning & Delivery – what does it look like? Phase – Passage of time in which the curriculum is taught (replacing each half term) There are 3 phases ; Sep – Nov (Phase 1) – assessed in November Nov – Feb (Phase 2) – assessed in February Feb – April (Phase 3) – assessed in April April – July (Consolidation of all 3 phases)
Assessment throughout the year Assessment as always is part of the normal classroom routine to support teachers’ planning Year 1 will still carry out the Phonics Screening Test in June There will still be Standard Assessment Tests (SAT) at the end of Year 2 in Reading and Mathematics, but they will now include Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (no writing test) At the end of Years 1 and 2, teachers will assess children against National standard, ‘ARE’ – Age Related Expectations
Parents Evenings – reporting and when? There will continue to be opportunities to have 3 teacher/parent meetings throughout the year What will be discussed: Settling in Social development Curriculum coverage Whether your child is on track to meet age related expectations (above, at, just below or below) – As there are no levels Ideas for supporting your child at home.
Leaflets (on website too) Website Questions Class teacher – parents’ evening