May 2019 - Parent Questionnaire about our future curriculum:
CURRICULUM REVIEW – PARENT SURVEY
From September there will be a new OFSTED framework for inspections. There will be a shift of emphasis towards the wider expectations of what the children are learning in school. Currently there is a focus on reading, writing and maths which can narrow the curriculum and place too much emphasis on National Test results (SATS). Our test results were the best in the area last year and our current Year 6 and Year 2 children are very well prepared for theirs which are happening in the next few weeks. The change in OFSTED’s expectations are, however, a real chance for us to enhance our curriculum further. They will be particularly focused on the intent, implementation and impact of the curriculum. We feel we already have a good balance in our curriculum with lots of exciting opportunities for our children to develop a wide range of skills both in and out of the classroom.
We would, however, like to further improve and enhance the education in school and would value parental input into what our curriculum should look like.
The intent of our curriculum is to build children’s understanding of community, equality, the environment, good mental wellbeing and vocabulary. The impact should create learners that are resilient, have a ‘growth mindset’ and have high aspirations for the future. This will be implemented by providing an audience and purpose for their work, engaging parents and the community and seeking enterprising initiatives.
Please return comments on the questions and statements below by Friday 24th May 2019.
What key skills should our pupils develop?
What academic facts should children know?
What school trips should they go on?
By the time my child starts secondary school I want them to be able to…
As they live in the Deepings area they should be aware of their local community. What does this mean for your family? Where should they visit? What should they know?
We are keen to raise children’s understanding of future jobs and careers and community involvement. If you can help with this or know someone that can please let us know. Ideally they would be able to come in and talk about their job or voluntary work…
The National Curriculum for Reception
In Reception, we follow the Early Years Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, published in March 2014 by the DfES. This Framework specifies the requirement for learning and development in the Early Years and provides specific areas of learning we must cover in our curriculum. These areas are:
- -Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- -Physical Development.
- -Communication and Language development
- -Understanding the World
- - Expressive Arts and Design
The National Curriculum for Years 1-6