Welcome to our Primary Department. Our Primary staff not only seek to educate our pupils so that they can achieve academically (and aim for their dreams), but are also committed to supporting pupils to make, social, emotional and behavioural progress.
It’s not all work and no play, however...Staff have lots of exciting things planned, including assemblies, trips, football matches, plays and celebrations. Everyone looks forward to each term, where there are lots of opportunities to learn and progress.
To find out what your child learns at school please have a look at the attached Curriculum Maps as well as looking at the full National Curriculum.
Key Stages 1 & 2
Compulsory national curriculum subjects at primary school are:
We also provide Religious Education, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Modern Foreign Languages
Tests and assessments:
Year 1 phonics screening check
The check will take place in June when your child will read 40 words out loud to a teacher. You’ll find out how your child did, and their teacher will assess whether he or she needs extra help with reading. If your child doesn’t do well enough in the check they’ll have to do it again in Year 2.
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 1 tasks and tests cover:
The tasks and tests are taken when the school chooses.Your child’s teacher will use the child’s work (including spoken work and homework) to work out what level your child is at in each area.
You can ask for the results but they’re only used to help the teacher assess your child’s work.
Key Stage 2
Key Stage 2 tests cover:
The tests are taken in mid-May and last under 5.5 hours in total. You’ll get the results in July. If your child is demonstrating higher achievement, then the headteacher may put them in for extra tests.
When your child reaches the end of Key Stage 2 the teacher will also give reports on your child’s progress in English, Mathematics and Science.
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