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Planning & Assessment

Long Term Plans

 

At Lyminge we lead the learning through an enquiry-based curriculum.

 

Using a Learning Question to stimulate enquiry, the children explore their ideas through discussion and challenge. They compose a series of questions which they would like to explore, and the teacher uses these to plan and create a stimulating learning experience over the period of several weeks.

 

The Learning Questions which the children explore are set out in the Long Term Plan. This is not set in stone and can be adjusted and developed as the year progresses.

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Medium Term Planning

 

The teacher now creates the plan, using the children's questions and some additional ones of their own. The aim is to create an interesting and engaging topic, which is grounded in the children's own interests, whilst still delivering the statutory National Curriculum. This should enable teachers to deepen and widen what the children are doing and personalise to the class what they are covering.

 

The Medium Term Plan sets out the questions to be explored and the over-arching areas of learning they will cover.

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Timetable

 

This also allows for timetables to be more flexible. Whilst we shall still ensure that each week will consist of the equivalent of 5 hours of English, 5 hours of maths, alongside regular PE and RE, the other subjects will be topic based and will sometimes be taught in weekly sessions and sometimes in weekly blocks. This flexibility will enable teachers to be child-led when managing their learning, rather than timetable-led.

Assessment

 

Children's attainment and progress will still be assessed in all their learning. Where the learning is within a Big Question topic, care has been taken to ensure that questions and linked to statutory areas of the Year 6 curriculum, which are covered and reported on using the schools data tracking system 'Target Tracker'. This enables analyses of tests to be carried out so that gaps in knowledge can be identified and addressed in the next term.

 

English and Maths (reading, writing, spelling, punctuation, grammar, maths arithmatic and maths reasoning)

 

Children are assessed informally on an activity by activity basis, against the activity's Learning Intention. These assessments inform the teacher what areas need to be extended or consolidated in next step planning.

Children are also assessed formally against the Learning Intentions on a termly basis (every six weeks), with their attainment step being input onto the schools data tracking system 'Target Tracker'. This enables analyses of tests to be carried out so that gaps in knowledge can be identified and addressed in the next term. In Year 6 these termly assessments are real SATS papers, used nationally over the last couple of years. This gives us a good idea of how the children will respond to their final tests in May.

 

RE

 

Children are assessed informally on an activity by activity basis, against the activity's Learning Intention. These assessments inform the teacher what areas need to be extended or consolidated in next step planning.

The Learning Intentions are taken from the Kent Agreed Syllabus: Understanding Christiantity (Christianity) and RE Today (Other Religions). The children's progress against these objectives are recorded on a termly basis on an RE data input programme.

 

All other subjects

 

Children are assessed informally on an activity by activity basis, against the activity's Learning Intention. These assessments inform the teacher what areas need to be extended or consolidated in next step planning.

Children are also assessed formally against the Learning Intentions on a bi-termly basis (every twelve weeks), with their attainment step being input onto the schools data tracking system 'Target Tracker'. This enables analyses of tests to be carried out so that gaps in knowledge can be identified and addressed in the next term.

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