Curriculum & Assessment
As a school, and a LAT, we believe our curriculum should provide all of our children with a solid foundation of key knowledge that encourages, inspires and supports them to achieve and exceed their potential. Over the past year, teachers and leaders within the LAT have worked collaboratively to develop a curriculum which suits the needs of all of our children and aims to support the development of their long-term learning and memory. Our newly constructed curriculum is aligned with the National Curriculum. The LAT curriculum design is grounded by key subject drivers: History, Geography, Science, Maths and English. In addition, each term staff deliver topics which take deep dives into specific subjects. This includes: DT and Art. These subjects are carefully positioned across the year and are partnered with others that allow enhanced opportunities for the development of knowledge and skills. The table below models how the curriculum is organised:
Through our curriculum, children engage in a wide variety of learning that develops their creative, artistic, musical, cultural and sporting abilities. Our curriculum is enhanced by a selection of after school/lunchtime clubs which are well subscribed. The school takes part in many competitive inter-school competitions, such as: debate, football and athletics competitions. The children take part in many off-site visits, including: residential trips for year 3 and 5, visitor assembles, cultural capital assemblies and extra-curricular activities. These are all provided with the intention of broadening the knowledge, skills and life experiences of our children.
We hope you find the information provided useful. If you would like further information about individual subjects, topics or how to support your child's learning please contact your child's class teacher via the school office.
The National Curriculum
Please find below information relating to Key Stage 1 SATs and Key Stage 2 SATs. There are two parent videos (1 for each Key Stage) which you may find useful in supporting your children with their SATs preparation.
If your child is in Year 2 or Year 6, they will be taking national curriculum tests this year.
Year 2 children will do these at different times in the month of May. Year 6 children will complete them between the 11th - 15th May 2020. It is essential that they are in school that week. The government have produced a leaflet for parents, which is on the school website, providing additional information.
If you have any questions, please see your class teacher.
Year 6 SATs Information
Year 2 SATs Information
Phonics and Reading at PRPS
At Prince Rock we use Read Write Inc. as our key phonics scheme to support your child's early reading skills. In EYFS, children also use Cued Articulation to help reinforce their knowledge of individual letter sounds.
As the children's early reading skills develop, they are able to access a wide range of reading tools both in school and at home. This includes programmes such Accelerated Reader. Many children benefit from working with our super Reading Team who work with the children to develop their reading skills and provide them with an added boost. They use Reading Recover and FFT.
More information regarding REN reading can be found by clicking: www.renaissance.com/2016/09/09/parents-guide-renaissance-accelerated-reader-360/.