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Curriculum and Assessment

Curriculum and Assessment

Curriculum Intent

At Springfields First School our knowledge rich creative curriculum is designed to: recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.

We celebrate diversity. Through positive attitudes we can develop the whole child meeting individual needs.

The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. We believe that learning should be fun, purposeful and challenging. We provide enrichment opportunities to engage learning and believe there are no limits to curiosity and the thirst for new experiences.

We promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.

The school works in close partnership with the community to develop future citizens.

Children leave Springfields with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.

Curriculum

At Springfields First School we strive to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that helps develop our pupils strengths and interests across a variety of subject areas.

As a school we follow the objectives from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and National Curriculum. All pupils are taught the core subjects of English, maths, science and computing. In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 maths is taught using the INSPIRE maths scheme. Numicon is used to teach maths in the EYFS.

All other subjects are taught through a creative curriculum that uses questions as a basis for investigations. We recently re-designed our curriculum to be more relevant to our pupils. We also include ‘wow’ moments and creative days to inspire our pupils and engage them in learning.

Assessment

We use the Target Tracker assessment system to provide formative assessments. We work with other local schools that use the same system, to moderate our judgements and quality assure the system. We use summative standardised tests at the beginning of Year 3 and at the end of Year 1, Year 3 and Year 4. The pupils complete statutory assessments at the end of KS1 and EYFS.