The National Curriculum subjects are English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Religious Education (RE), Art and Design, Music, Computing, Design and Technology, Physical Education, and for KS2 a modern foreign language. Kingfield Primary School is committed to meeting the requirements of the primary National Curriculum.
Our schemes of work reflect the content and challenge of the curriculum. Teachers have received training in key areas of curriculum change and are ready to provide outstanding curriculum provision.
The curriculum will be taught with the consideration of the needs of all learners. Our curriculum will be exciting and will inspire children to nurture a passion for learning.
The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to have the requisite skills, knowledge and attitudes to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education and to lead a rich and fulfilling life. It also aims to nurture and develop well-rounded, capable and caring individuals.
We are particularly proud of the respect and care that our children show for one another, the environment and the community around us.
In order to achieve our aims, we need to ensure children:
- have firm foundations of basic skills that they can use and apply
- have a broad range of exciting and creative opportunities to discover and nurture their individual talents
- understand the distinct nature of the different disciplines that enable one to become a specialist in a particular area, eg. an artist or a historian
- develop a set of core human values that underpin their spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and their sense of uniqueness and self-worth as individuals
- have access and opportunity for all individuals to achieve their potential
- develop their thinking and questioning skills
The Kingfield Primary School curriculum consists of:
- the National Curriculum core and foundation subjects, which are taught through a relevant, contextual and inspiring creative curriculum
- RE, and Learning 4 Life, which encompasses PSHE and citizenship
- Values Education
- Forest School and music tuition to enrich the curriculum
- a programme of extracurricular activities that includes creative and physical opportunities
Assessment without levels
As part of reforms to the National Curriculum, the system of ‘levels’ used to report children’s attainment was removed from most year groups in September 2014 and Years 2 and 6 in September 2015.
The government believes by removing levels it will allow teachers greater flexibility in the way that they plan and assess pupils’ learning.
The programmes of study within the new National Curriculum (NC) set out expectations at the end of each key stage, and all maintained schools will be free to develop a curriculum relevant to their pupils that teaches this content.
The curriculum must include an assessment system which enables schools to check what pupils have learned and whether they are on track to meet expectations at the end of the key stage, and to report regularly to parents.
We will be achieving this through a system of teachers regularly assessing children’s understanding during lessons and using this, and evidence from summative assessments, to track progress towards year group objectives. Parents will be regularly updated through our parent teacher meetings every term, as well as the end of year report on children’s achievement.