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Literacy

Teachers follow The Power of Reading as a scheme and adhere to the two year rolling programme of selected books from the current and previous recommended CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) texts. The Programmes of study provide a basic outline for teachers to build upon. The two year rolling programme is divided by years 1 and 2, years 3 and 4 and years 5 and 6 standards as combined in the new curriculum. The standards being taught by each group will be determined by the cohort and their needs and abilities each term (as highlighted in initial assessments).

Maths

Rising Stars Maths is being used across the school and teachers aim to cover between 4 and 5 units per term; with each year group owning an average of 14 units for the year. Each unit is divided into several sections and each of these should take approximately 1 – 1.5 weeks to complete. Throughout the teaching, there are year group progress tests which can be used to assess or consolidate; these are typically used as ongoing assessment for learning during the unit. The standards being taught by each group will be determined by the cohort and their needs and abilities each term (as highlighted in initial assessments).

Science

Switched on Science is being used across the school on a two year rolling programme. The rolling programme combines years 1 and 2, years 3 and 4 and years 5 and 6, with children being taught to age appropriate standards. 

Computing

A scheme of work is being followed which was produced by Knowsley City Learning Centres. Children will follow a two year rolling programme with year groups being combined as years 1 and 2, years 3 and 4 and years 5 and 6. All programmes of study begin with an E-safety unit.

Assessment Cycles

Teachers update the School Pupil Tracker Standards at least once a week for reading, writing, maths and science. Alongside this, an assessment timetable has been established using Rising Stars half-termly assessments for reading, writing and maths, which align with the new curriculum and are used to identify gaps in learning and inform planning. Assessments are to be undertaken independently and output is to be stored in each pupil's purple assessment file.

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