These booklets have been designed to introduce the new National Curriculum that we started following in September 2014.

As from 2016, at the end of the Key Stage, children will no longer be given levels (e.g. Level 4b at the end of Year 6). A new system of formal assessment will be introduced, based on end of year expectations, but full details have not yet been released by the Department for Education.

From May 2016, a new assessment procedure based on the new national curriculum will be implemented. We will of course provide you with details of these new style tests once they become available to us. We have been busy buying in new schemes of work and planning new units of study to meet the requirements of the new curriculum, but which more importantly provide exciting and engaging learning opportunities for your children. Please find inside the new end of year expectations for your child’s year group.

The new curriculum is challenging and expecting much more from your children but we believe that they will more than rise to the challenge. Please note that these are end of year expectations as designed by the Government – we are aware that your children are individuals and will continue to adapt the curriculum for your child’s needs.

How you can support your child at home
This booklet outlines some of the work we will be covering in school and anything you want or can do to support your child’s learning is a great addition but please note the most important homework you can be doing with your child is reading. Reading to them, listening to them reading, talking about stories, using the internet to find out answers to their questions. We encourage parents to read to children throughout their time at primary school so that they can learn to enjoy books with someone else. You should encourage your child to read as much as possible. This does not need to be just the books that we send home but could be newspapers, instructions, recipes, art and craft instructions etc. The more children read the more vocabulary they hear and develop and can use in their own writing.

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