Curriculum

2017 National curriculum assessment results at the end of Key Stage 1 and 2

This information is for parents with children in Year 2 and Year 6 at primary school.

It explains what to expect in reports from schools about pupils’ assessments at the end of key stage 1 and 2. It describes the role of national curriculum tests and teacher assessments, as well as how results are used.

NCT Results at the end of Key Stage 1 NCT Results at the end of Key Stage 2

New KS2 SATs 2017

Watch this short video aimed at parents to give outline information about the new KS2 National Curriculum tests 2017.

IPC – International Primary Curriculum

IPC

 

You can find our more about the IPC here: http://www.internationalprimarycurriculum.com/

 

Please find attached below a presentation about the IPC.

Parents_Presentation-October-2015

National Curriculum in England – Key Stage 1 and 2 framework document

PRIMARY-New-National-Curriculum

English – Read, Write Inc.

At Wrotham Road Primary School we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their literacy. RWI is a method of learning centered around letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing. Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out. Using RWI, the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.

When using RWI to read the children will:

  • learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts
  • learn to read words using Fred Talk
  • read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out
  • show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions.

When using RWI to write the children will:

  • learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent 44 sounds.
  • learn to write words by saying the sounds in Fred Talk
  • write simple sentences
  • compose stories based on picture strips
  •  compose a range of stories based on writing frames.

Here is a link to a video clip which shows the programme in action and explains everything, especially ‘Fred talk’!

Read, Write Inc

Here is also a link for Read, Write Inc Parent Information: http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/

 

Maths

This academic year we have introduced a new way of teaching Mathematics at Wrotham Road Primary School.

Our newly implemented Maths Mastery scheme is proving a huge hit with teachers and children alike. It is a highly structured approach to teaching maths concepts, designed to leave no one behind and to deepen understanding!

The way in which concepts are explored and taught may be very different to the way in which you were taught yourself, so it is important that you have a good understanding of ‘how they are being taught now.’

In order to help you to support your children at home, we have secured some parent support materials, which clearly explain the thinking and the teaching behind they key concepts – they are a fascinating watch! After having seen a few, you will see how carefully the teaching builds understanding and leaves nothing to chance.

In the meantime, let Dr Yeap give you an insight into Singapore Maths!