National Curriculum & Assessment

We teach the National Curriculum following the programmes of study for each subject. A new National Curriculum was launched in 2014 which is now implemented across the school. The subjects are covered through topics across the year. These subjects include:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Art & Design
  • Citizenship
  • Computing
  • Design and Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages
  • Music
  • P.E.

We also teach:

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education, Religious Education (RE)

Teaching time per week is:

- 22 hours Key Stage 1
- 23.25 hours for Key Stage 2.

The National Curriculum comprises:

Key Stage 1 (KS 1) - Years 1 & 2
Key Stage 2 (KS 2) - Years 3 & 4

Key Stage 2 continues in the Middle School with Year 5 & 6.

We base our teaching on our knowledge of the children’s level of attainment to date. Our prime focus is to develop further the knowledge and skills of the children. We have high expectations of all children, and we believe that their work here at Broadstone First School is of the highest possible standard. Our focus is progress and ensuring that all children make as much progress as possible during their time with us.

Teacher assessments are part of the ongoing teaching process and occur throughout the year in a variety of formats. This information informs our teaching and enables us to ascertain your child’s attainment and progress. As part of this process, formative assessment procedures are used throughout the school.

Assessment

Children undergo assessment procedures during the first half term in Reception to assess their starting point and to enable us to measure progress through the school. The results will be shared with you at the first parents evening. The children undertake another assessment at the end of the Reception year called the Foundation Profile. These results will also be shared with you and passed on to your child’s class teacher the following year.

In Year 2, children take part in National Tests which are reported Nationally and to parents.