Curriculum

We are currently in the process of redesigning how we integrate all the different areas of the curriculum. During the Autumn term 2018 we will be working together to create cross curricular themes and topics which will be introduced across all year groups. These themes will enable us to make direct links between different subjects and ensure our curriculum is relevant for the needs of the children of St. Andrew’s and relevant for the 21st Century.

We teach History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, PSHE, Music and in Key Stage 2 the children also learn French.

Throughout the year, each class may take part in different trips and activities which support their understanding of the curriculum.

Curriculum Plans - Autumn 2018

Assessment

At St Andrew’s, assessment is key to our planning process and is on-going throughout each year.  More formal assessments are used at the end of each year and reported to parents.  Individual targets in English and Mathematics are set in consultation with pupils, parents and teachers.  Support programmes are put into place when necessary. At the end of Reception, children are assessed against the 17 Early Learning Goals. This is known as the EYFS Profile. Children in year 1 take the statutory Phonics check which tests their ability to decode and blend real and pseudo words. At the end of Year 2 children take written tests which form the basis of the end of Key Stage 1 assessments. They are assessed for Reading, Writing and Maths. All of these assessments are internally marked and analysed. At the end of Year 6 children take written tests for Reading and Maths which are marked externally. They are also assessed for Writing but this is carried out internally by school staff and sometimes moderated by local authority moderators. All statutory assessments are reported to the local authority and are used to compile league tables and performance tables for the school. These are available on the Pupil Attainment page.

Written Reports

Written reports are given to parents towards the end of the Summer term.  These reports summarise pupil progress throughout the year and highlight any future learning targets.  In line with statutory regulations, absences are also noted on the reports and outcomes from assessments are also shared.

Consultation Evenings

In the Autumn and Spring terms parents are invited to come into school, to view their child’s work and discuss their progress.  Individual appointments are made with the class teacher.

Although there is no formal evening during the Summer term, parents, if they wish, are welcome to make an appointment with the class teacher to discuss their child’s annual report.