NEW NATIONAL CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT ARRANGEMENTS Year 1 and 2 Parents’ Meeting October 2015 What is the curriculum? ‘The sum total of all learning and experiences that influence development and progress.’ Educational visits, Collective worship, Religious Education, Performances, after school clubs, sports events The National Curriculum National Curriculum 2014 From September 2014 the new curriculum was being taught across all subjects for Years 1, 3, 4 and 5. From September 2015 it is being taught across all subjects in all year groups. Curriculum Areas Programme of study for Key Stage 1 is for ten subjects and Religious Education (RE) (11 subjects in Key Stage 2 including Foreign Languages) Maths English Science Art DT Geography History Music PE Computing. Why the big curriculum change? to raise standards more challenging less content focus on essential core subject knowledge and skills Overview of changes Changes for all subjects o particularly significant for English, mathematics, science and computing. Key Stage 2 children will also learn a language as part of the curriculum. No changes for Foundation Stage or RE. Changes to assessment. English Speaking and Listening now called ‘Spoken Language’ Only phonic reading strategies required Pupils in Years 1 and 2 now need to be able to make inferences from their reading. Learning of poetry (including reciting poetry) introduced Joined writing expected in Year 2 Proof-reading of own writing Strong emphasis on vocabulary development, grammar, punctuation and spelling Mathematics Rounding to nearest 10 removed from KS1 Year 1: No data handling required Counting & writing numbers to 100 Write numbers words to 20 Number bonds to 20 Year 2 Finding fractions of quantities Adding two-digit numbers Telling the time to nearest 5 minutes Make comparisons using < > = symbols Solve simple money problems using £/p Science Some physics topics moved to KS2 only: Light & Dark; Sound; Forces; Electricity Reduce requirement to know life processes No requirement to make predictions or fair tests Drugs as medicines removed Care for animals/others/environment removed Changing materials with heat moves to KS2 Year 1: Naming of plants and animals added Seasonable changes & weather added Year 2 Introduce simple food chains Some study of movement on different surfaces Strong focus on scientific knowledge and vocabulary. Computing Computing replaces Information and Communication Technology (ICT), with a significant change in focus from digital literacy and applications to control and programming Introduction to creating programs in KS1 E-safety included in Key Stages 1 and 2 Logical reasoning and problem-solving to identify flaws in instructions and correct them Geography and History Geography Reduced emphasis on investigative Geography Increased focus on geographical knowledge Key Stage 1 name continents and home countries compare local geography to UK & world introduce key vocabulary History Reduced emphasis on sources & methodology Relatively little change at KS1, with slight increase in national focus Reduced emphasis on diversity & culture Design and Technology Broadly similar requirements at both Key Stage 1 and 2 for main aspects, although slightly less specific detail: o Design o Make o Evaluate o Technical Knowledge Statutory requirement to include cooking at both Key Stage 1 and 2. Art Greatly reduced detail in content, with much of the broader detail included in the aims. Specific objectives include only four areas: • Use a range of materials (KS1) • Use drawing, paint & sculpture to share ideas • Develop techniques in colour, line, form, etc. • Learn about the work of artists, craft makers, architects and designers Music and PE Slimmed-down Programmes of Study in both subjects Music KS1 focus on experimentation with voice and tuned and untuned instruments Musical elements (pitch, tempo, etc.) renamed as “interrelated dimensions” PE focus on mastering basic skills and playing in team games Cross curricular themes or Topics commitment to a cross curricular thematic approach and providing a creative curriculum. enrichment opportunities included wherever possible. Supporting your child’s learning at home • • • • • • • • Reading to the children at home Listen to the children read and ask them questions to develop comprehension skills Reading Bug Club books Encourage joined handwriting Learn spellings Support with grammar and pronunciation in reading and conversation Learn number bonds (Numbies homework) Abacus homework Statutory Assessments National tests remain in Y2 and Y6, Phonics in Y1 and the introduction of a baseline test in Reception. From 2016 new tests will be introduced. Phonics test in Year 1 Reading, Grammar, punctuation and spelling and maths in Years 2 and 6. Assessment and Reporting Children are assessed against the steps towards the end of Year expectations Children are judged as ‘beginning’, ‘working within’ or ‘secure’ in relation to the age bands. Assessments are recorded in Target Tracker in order to be able to track data and measure progress throughout the year. At parent meetings we will share with you where your child is assessed at within the year bands for reading, writing and maths. The annual report (July) will inform you whether your child has met the end of year expectations in all subjects.