Curriculum Statement

From September 2015 all year groups will follow the new National Curriculum.

Further details can be found here: http://www.risingstars-uk.com/uploads/publications/1204.pdf  

Kingfield believes in a cross-curricular approach to teaching and learning.  Skills, knowledge and understanding across a range of subjects are brought together and form a topic in which children are able to practise and apply their reading, maths and writing skills.

Our ‘Long Term Plans’ show each year group’s overview of topics and curriculum learning.

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.