expectations have changed... Why the big change? The
expectations have changed... Why the big change? The main aim is to raise standards, particularly as the UK is slipping down international student assessment league tables. Inspired by what is taught in the worlds most successful school systems, including Hong Kong, Singapore and Finland, as well as in the best UK schools, its designed to produce productive, creative and well educated students. Whats new? English Stronger emphasis on vocabulary development, grammar, punctuation and spelling (for example, the use of commas and apostrophes will be taught in Year 2) Handwriting is expected to be fluent, legible and speedy
Spoken English has a greater emphasis, with children to be taught debating and presenting skills Want to have a go? Spellings Year 2 1. faster 2. sunny 3. face 4. group 5. fingers 6. paints 7. kitten 8. thanked 9. Saturday 10. sweets
11. baking 12. knew 13. model 14. whale 15. world 16. hurried 17. petal 18. rainbow 19. peaceful 20. teddies Spellings Year 6 1. discover 2. mission 3. loose
19. drawer 20. possession What do we do at Hill View? Spelling Once Read Write Inc. is completed children then follow a systematic spelling programme. (20 minutes daily) Grammar Never heard before X noun
9. subject 10. object 11. cohesion 12. ambiguity 13. past perfect Heard not sure of meaning ? Know what it means: give a simple definition
plus an example What do we do at Hill View? Writing Grammar and punctuation games and warm up activities A whole range of opportunity to apply skills to different genres in both fiction and non-fiction pieces Write for a purpose and audience! Support children in becoming skilled at planning their writing What do we do at Hill
View? Reading Read Write Inc. phonics teaching for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. We foster a love of reading. Every class has a book corner. We carefully select literature to enrich, engage and inspire the children. We develop their reading skills through guided activities. We give them opportunities to write answers to a range of questions. Whats new? Maths Year 1 will be expected to learn to count up to 100 (compared to 20 under the current curriculum) and learn number bonds to 20 (currently up to 10) Simple fractions (1/4 and 1/2) will be taught from Year 1, and by the end
of primary school, children should be able to convert decimal fractions to simple fractions (e.g. 0.375 = 3/8) By the end of Year 4, children will be expected to know times tables up to 12x12 (currently 10x10 by the end of primary school) Calculators will not be used at all in primary schools, to encourage mental arithmetic Want to have a go? End of Year 2 number and calculation Answers! End of Year 6 number and calculation Answers!
What do we do at Hill View? Maths Big Maths! Regular practice of Counting, Learn its, Its nothing new, Calculation Outer maths geometry, statistics, measure Investigations problem solving and reasoning Will the new curriculum involve any new tests? The Department for Education has overhauled the format and content of SATs taken in Year 2 and Year 6, to reflect the new curriculum. These will be taken for the first time in May 2016. You can check out some example papers on the DfE's website. https:// www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculumassessments-2016-sample-materials
There will also be a new grading system, replacing the previous national curriculum levels. Getting on track All children made progress last year to a lesser or greater degree. We could not report on progress and expected attainment last year. This year we can and will. Teachers now know where your child is in relation to the new curriculum and expectations. We will teach from these starting points and accelerate progress where possible. School Pupil Tracker Use further prefixes and Spell words that are often
suffixes and understand how misspelt (English Appendix to add them (English 1). Appendix 1). Mostly Achieved [Year 4 Jul] Spell further homophones. Greater Depth [Year 4 Mar] Use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary.
Mostly Achieved [Year 4 Mar] Mostly Achieved [Year 4 Apr] Place the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with regular plurals [for example, girls', boys'] and in words with irregular plurals [for example, children's]. [Key] Write from memory simple sentences, dictated by the teacher, that include
words and punctuation taught so far. Working Towards [Year 4 Jun] Mostly Achieved [Year 4 Jul] Use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined.
Achieved [Year 4 Jun] Increase the legibility, consistency and quality of their handwriting [for example, by ensuring that the downstrokes of letters are parallel and equidistant; that lines of writing are spaced sufficiently so that the ascenders and descenders of letters do not touch]. Mostly Achieved
[Year 4 Feb] Plan their writing by [Key] Draft and write by [Key] Proof-read for spelling discussing writing similar to creating settings, characters and punctuation errors. that which they are planning and plot in narratives. to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar. Achieved [Year 4 Mar] Plan their writing by discussing and recording ideas.
Achieved [Year 4 Feb] Draft and write by composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures (English Appendix 2). Achieved [Year 4 Feb] [Key] Draft and write by organising paragraphs
around a theme. Mostly Achieved [Year 4 Jul] Achieved [Year 4 Mar] Achieved [Year 4 Mar] Draft and write by using simple organisational devices in non-narrative material [for example, headings and subheadings].
Read aloud their own writing, to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear. Achieved [Year 4 Apr] Achieved [Year 4 May] Evaluate and edit by assessing the effectiveness of their own and others'
writing and suggesting improvements. Achieved [Year 4 Mar] Evaluate and edit by proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences. Achieved [Year 4 Jun] Reporting to parents life without levels
Why the change? Best fit approach caused gaps in learning Emerging your child is working towards the expected standard. They may need support to master their learning. Expected your child is working at the expected standard and has mastery and depth to a secure level. Exceeding your child is working above the expected standard. They are working with depth and mastery showing a high ability to apply learning across the curriculum. Mastery 1. A child needs lots of support from adults and resources (stabilisers) Mastery
2. A child is now growing in confidence, can be independent but needs guidance to become secure. Mastery 3. A child has a good understanding, awareness, high levels of independence and is confident. Mastery 4. A child can apply a range of skills to different contexts and broaden their experiences.
The picture at our school Most children are working towards achieving the expected level. It takes time to fill gaps in knowledge, skills and understanding. We are helping children to know their targets and improve their work. We passionately believe that the primary school years should foster a love of learning. What to expect from us this year Accurate information of your childs stage in learning in relation to new expectations Information on what and how we teach maths (calculation guidance and policy) Spelling guidance to support your children
(tasks at home related to childs spelling stage) Your child to know their targets in reading, writing and maths Your child needs your help Share and embrace a love of reading Talk make quality time to do this (without electronic devices!) Have high expectations of writing and presentation Learn the number facts and times tables Involve your child in real life problems 5 to 10 minutes a day is all it takes!
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