Thanks so much to the working party of parents who came and gave us feedback on these documents and made some great suggestions for improvements.
These documents are called Curriculum Maps. They show the skills and knowledge that our children are expected to have gained by the end of Year 2. We have also included some detail about what this looks like in the classroom.
At Bernards Heath we know that children learn at different paces and some children will need additional support to acquire the key skills and knowledge stated on the Curriculum Maps. Other children may meet these objectives before the end of the Key Stage and they will be challenged to use their skills and knowledge in different contexts.
2013 and 2014 have been busy times with a new National Curriculum to get to know and our Curriculum Maps are a link between the National Curriculum and the more detailed Learning Previews we send home. Our Learning Previews are detailed and include learning objectives for children and suggestions for how parents can support these at home.
As a team we have used training days and staff meetings to audit our earlier curriculum and identify areas that:
- needed updating
- were not previously required
- are no longer part of the new curriculum
We have taken into consideration the interests of the children and teachers make as many links across the curriculum as possible, e.g. teaching maths skills for handling data through a science lesson or writing diaries as a character from history.
Our Curriculum Maps will be updated as we go through the year and make changes as we are teaching. We always welcome your feedback so if there is anything we can do to make the information contained here easier to access and/or understand please let us know. Please contact the Head teacher if you need any further information regarding the Curriculum Maps.