The first new key stage 1 and key stage 2 tests in English, mathematics and science, based on the new national curriculum, were sat by pupils for the first time in the summer of 2016.
Staff have continued to plan through topics to provide a real purpose for learning, enabling children to become immersed in their learning across a range of subjects.
From September 2014 the new National Curriculum for England was implemented in our school and across the country.
In the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and early Key Stage 2, we have a variety of fiction and non-fiction books that are colour banded by difficulty. These are from a range of publishers including Oxford Reading Tree, Storyworld, Rapid, Full Flight and Project X, offering a considerable variety and range.
Every term we offer parents the opportunity to come and see what the children have been learning and discuss any specific curriculum content with the class teachers.
We teach synthetic phonics throughout the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, with children working through sounds for reading and spelling in groups suited to their progress levels. We currently follow the Ruth Miskin 'Read, Write Inc.' scheme in the Foundation Stage, followed by synthetic phonics as prescribed by the 'letters and sounds' approach in Key Stage 1. Extra small group intervention is provided for any children who need additional support.