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1 Assessment and the new curriculum Parents information evening 2

2 Brief update New national curriculum in all maintained primary and secondary schools since September 2014 All schools have the same assessment requirements No more levels They have set very high standards should be able to achieve at the end of the key stage Schools have been left to decide how to assess against the curriculum

3 National assessment and tests Short reception baseline Phonics check near the end of year 1 Teacher assessment at end of KS1 mathematics, reading and writing (GP&S test) informed by scores in externally-set, internally marked tests teacher assessment speaking and listening and science National tests at end of KS2 mathematics, reading, GP&S plus teacher assessment of writing, reading, mathematics and science

4 Performance Descriptors Key Stage 1 Key Stage Subject Performance Descriptors NC Test Included in floor standard? KS1 Reading Mastery standard Performance Descriptors Key Stage 1 National standard Internally Working towards national standard Below national standard Externally set marked test to inform teacher assessment (TA) TA KS1 Writing As above No writing test GP&S test will inform TA in writing TA KS1 Mathematics As above As reading TA KS1 Science National standard No science test Not in floor standard

5 Performance Descriptors Key Stage 2 Key Stage Subject Performance Descriptors NC Test Included in floor standard? KS2 Writing Mastery standard Above national standard National standard Working towards national standard Below national standard No writing test GP & S Test TA KS2 Mathematics National standard Externally set, externally marked test KS2 Science National standard Biennial sample tests KS2 Reading National standard Externally set, externally marked test NC Test Not in floor standard NC Test

6 What is left to individual schools? We have to develop a system which allows us demonstrate and evidence pupils progress and attainment against end of year expectations. This will be used to: Plan effectively for the needs of the child Keep parents informed Enable governors to gauge school effectiveness Inform Ofsted inspectors Involve the child in their own learning

7 What are we doing at Long Sutton? We have reviewed our curriculum in all subject areas. Maths increased the amount of time given to teaching maths. Extra focus given to mental calculation. Asked parent to support their child by regular practice of times table and number bonds. Adjusted timetable to enable single year group teaching.

8 English: Spelling Teaching in class to ensure all pupils have access to age related expectations. This allows us to increase the time spent teaching spelling rules and embedding within the curriculum. Shared statutory word list with parents. Putting a greater emphasis in learning spelling in context rather than for a test. Punctuation and grammar this is embedded within the curriculum but also taught discretely as part of a unit of work. Children given time to edit and modify their written work. Children prepared for end of KS tests. Science developed new overview to ensure coverage for mixed age classes with assessment integrated into units.

9 How do we decide if children are expected across the school? Set range of criteria for maths, reading and writing. Teachers plan lessons with assessment opportunities incorporated. Some formal tests are used to supplement e.g. reading age. Children are monitored regularly to identify progress. We moderate to decide what is sufficient evidence when making the decision if children have achieved each statement.

10 What happens if a child is not at the expected level. Short term children didn t understand a lesson - catch up with class teacher or LSA. Gaps in understanding small groups short term catch up sessions monitored by the class teacher. Specific individual learning needs IEPs targets set and class teacher and LSA support.

11 What about most able? New floor standards are more challenging. ALL elements are required not best fit. Curriculum has been developed to allow for coverage but also to allow time to deepen understanding. Opportunities given apply knowledge in a range of situations. In exceptional circumstances children will have specific planning to fit their needs.

12 This is not the whole curriculum! Class topic Enrichment through visits, visitors, special days. Trailblazers Personal development learning Church and the community Homework

13 Ways to help at home Hit the button app DK tables app My Maths Pearson spelling and grammar Bug Rocket speller app KS1/lower KS2 New homework challenge Take every opportunity to practise in short bursts. Never under-estimate the value of reading everyday.

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