In September 2014 a new curriculum was introduced across state schools. Along with the new curriculum the way pupils were leveled and progress tracked also changed. Schools have been given autonomy to assess and track pupils in the way that is most effective for each individual school. Please find below details of how we have put the curriculum into place at Manorfield and how our pupils are assessed and progress tracked.
‘Life Without Levels’
The Manorfield message is Caring, Sharing and Inspiring and this underpins the choices we have made with our Curriculum. Our Curriculum is designed to inspire children, to give them a purpose in their learning and to give them a love of learning which will enable, 'Learning for Life'. Alongside this, our curriculum supports our children in becoming caring and responsible individuals within the Manorfield and wider community.
Read, Write, Inc. (Phonics and Literacy in KS1)
Whole Class Reading (VIPERS - Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explain, Retrieve, Sequence or Summarise)
Our foundation subjects are taught through our topics and connected to each other with links in each topic, across a year and throughout school. Our Topics are chosen to inspire our children, to provide them with knowledge and understanding of the world (often through History, Geography and Science) and creativity (often through Music, Art and DT). Children are encouraged to see a purpose in their learning through the use of the 'Mantle of the Expert' technique for some topics. Other topics are centered round an inspiring person who through their life has shown the Manorfield Muscles, be that courage, determination, resilience etc.
|EYFS||Autumn Term - Celebrations||Spring Term - Healthy & Safe||Summer Term - The Way Things Work|
Harvest/Little Red Hen
Trip: Local area - Autumn Walk
Chinese New Year
People who help us
Trip: Local area - Spring Walk
Growing & Plants
Trip: Local area - Summer Walk
Beaumanor Hall - The Gruffalo
Children's progress through school is tracked using a range of monitoring strategies.
- Ongoing teacher assessment and and book looks, tracking progress from starting points and identifying areas for improvement
- Three assessment points (Autumn 2, Spring 2, Summer 2) - at each point children complete a Headstart Assessment paper in Reading and Maths and a Rising Stars paper in GPS. The results from these are recorded by staff and logged on Target Tracker. Teachers also complete question level analysis for these assessments which allows them to identify the strands children need to focus on in Reading, Writing and Maths.
- Pupil interviews - to ensure children are confident about their learning and know how to improve
Progress reports are sent home to parents in Autumn 2 and Spring 2 and a full school report in Summer 2.
National Curriculum information page: