Our Curriculum

Curriculum

On this page we aim to give our parents/carers an overview of our whole school curriculum, our beliefs and vision for what and how we teach their children. Click below to read our school's Curriculm Statement. 

The Shade Primary School’s Curriculum Statement 

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Assessing knowledge, skills, understanding and progress

We believe progression is not simply a matter of ticking off what pupils can do. Instead we are concerned with how well they can do things, their fluency and their depth of understanding.

Therefore we think it is important to track two things:

a) the breadth of learning (i.e. how many examples of learning we can see)

b) the depth of learning (i.e. the fluency of pupils, how well they apply knowledge and skills and their depth of understanding)

Thorughout the year, we will be assessing if your child is at, below or above age-related expectations, considering what level of understanding they have (basic, advancing or deep).

A pupil who is working at the age-related expectations would be able to demonstrate, by the end of the academic year, sufficient evidence of the end of year expectations.

Below are the National Curriculum end of year expectations for Year 1 and Year 2, which are good progress indicators for parents to gauge their child's next steps:

Year 1

Year 2