Curriculum

Please see your child's class to view their topics and areas of learning for each term.

 

Holy Trinity School Classes

 

Reception class

Reception class is for children who are 4/5 years old.  The intake number for this year group is 30.  The children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.  Please follow the link below if you would like more specific information about the Foundation Stage curriculum.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework--2

 

At the end of this stage the children are assessed on the Early Learning Goals and awarded one of the following grades

Emerging - not yet meeting the Early Learning Goals

Expected - meeting the Early Learning Goals

Exceeding - moving beyond the Early Learning Goals and entering the expectations of the national curriculum.

 

Class 1 and Class 2

Class 1 and 2 make up our Key Stage 1 department.  Each class has 30 places.  Class 1 is for pupils aged 5/6 and class 2 is for pupils aged 6/7.  For this age group children follow the national curriculum for Key Stage 1.  Children also follow the Letters and Sounds programme to aid reading and the school uses Oxford Reading Tree to help the children learn to read.  This is complemented by class reading books.  Children have expectations of learning that they must meet each year in reading, writing, speaking and listening, spelling, punctuation and grammar, maths and science.  These are reported to parents at the end of each year as follows

Emerging - not yet meeting the year group expectations

Working within - working within the year group expectations but not yet meeting them fully.

Expected - meeting the year group expectations

Exceeding - meeting the year group expectations and beginning to develop a greater depth to the expectations.

 

Class 3, 4 and 5

Classes 3-5 is our Key Stage 2 department.  Each class has a mix of year groups. 

Class 3 has Year 3 and 4 pupils.

Class 4 has Year 4 and 5 pupils

Class 5 has Year 5 and 6 pupils

The children are split between classes in Year 4 and Year 5 and will spend 2 years in one of the classes.  The class placement procedures can be found in our policies section.  Each year the school holds a meeting for parents to explain these procedures.  The school will be splitting the classes into discrete year groups in the coming years as the larger numbers in Key Stage 1 move into Key Stage 2.

Presently in 2015/2016 there are 33 children in each of the 3 classes.

 

The Key Stage 2 children follow the National Curriculum.  See below for a copy of the National Curriculum. 

In each Year group at Key Stage 2 (in maths, reading, writing, Spelling, punctuation and grammar, speaking and listening and science) the children aim to achieve the year group expectations.  At the end of the year reports to parents show the following information

Emerging - not yet meeting the year group expectations

Working within - working within the year group expectations but not yet meeting them fully.

Expected - meeting the year group expectations

Exceeding - meeting the year group expectations and beginning to develop a greater depth to the expectations.

 

Assessment and Testing

Children are assessed at various stages during their Primary School life.

Reception

Children are assessed throughout the year through a system of observations and recordings of their work.  This leads to a judgement against the Early Learning Goals.  Children at this level need to attain a 'Good Level of Development'. 

 

Year 1

Children in this year group take the phonics screening test.  This test looks at the children's understanding of the letters and sounds programme they have followed.  The children are either given a pass or fail in this test.  Parents are informed at the end of Year 1.  If a child does not pass this test they are given more intensive support in Year 2 and are given the opportunity to re-sit the test at the end of Year 2.

 

Year 2

Year 2 is the end of Key Stage 1 and the children are tested in reading, maths and spelling punctuation and grammar as well as writing.  These results are marked by school staff and moderated by the Local Authority.  The results are reported to parents at the end of the year.

 

Year 6

Year 6 is the end of Key Stage 2 and the children are tested in reading, writing, spelling punctuation and grammar, maths and science.  These results are marked externally to the school and results are reported to parents at the end of the year. 

 

 

 

 

Parent Maths and English booklets

Many of our parents ask how they can help their child.  Below are links to the parental booklets containing information for each year group in each area.  The booklets have a list of objectives that each child must complete in that year group. 

Year 1

Handwriting and Composition                                                       Spelling, punctuation and grammar                            Reading and comprehension

Maths

Year 2

Handwriting and Composition                                                     Spelling, punctuation and grammar                            Reading and comprehension

Maths

Year 3

Handwriting and Composition                                                      Spelling, punctuation and grammar                         Reading and comprehension

Maths

Year 4

Handwriting and Composition                                                       Spelling, punctuation and grammar                         Reading and comprehension

Maths

Year 5

Handwriting and Composition                                                       Spelling, punctuation and grammar                           Reading and comprehension

Maths

Year 6

Handwriting and Composition                                                   Spelling, punctuation and grammar                      Reading and comprehension

Maths

 

A full copy of the national curriculum can be downloaded by clicking on this link.