KS2 (Year 3, 4, 5 and 6) follow the 2014 National Curriculum alongside a creative curriculum linked to Chris Quiggley’s milestones in learning.
How is the curriculum organised?
At Park Lane we endeavour to develop interdependent, resilient and creative learners through a curriculum that develops an interest in learning as well as teaching key skills needed within each subject. Many subjects are taught through a topic themed approach to help engage the children and make relevant links between subjects- both in school and how this would be applied in real-life. Children are taught in a variety of different groupings throughout the day. This may include being taught as part of the class, in mixed or same ability groups of different sizes, 1:1 teaching, as well as time for independent learning.
This school year, we will continue to fund swimming lessons for all of Y4 to ensure as many children as possible meet government expectations by the end of the year. More information about the current national curriculum can be found by clicking here.
Links to the new curriculum and other information : Department for Education.
How will I know my child is making progress?
There are two parents evenings scheduled each year when you will be informed of your child’s expected progress and learning behaviours. At these times, as well as during an open evening towards the end of the school year, there will be an opportunity for you to look through your child’s books. However, if we have concerns about any aspect of your child’s life at school, then we will discuss this with you as it arises.
An end of year report will detail the effort grade and level your child has achieved in all subjects. This report will also include a celebration of other achievements throughout the year and an overall comment about your child’s schooling and contributions to school life. Year 2 and 6 children will be given a SAT (statutory assessment tests) as well as a teacher assessment grade.
What do I do if I want to know more?
If you have any questions do not hesitate to talk to your child’s class teacher, Team Leaders (Mrs Usher- KS1, Miss Smith- Year 3 and 4, Mrs Leigh- Year 5 and 6), Miss Coughlin, Mrs Atkins or Mrs Browne for support with any aspect of your child’s learning.