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National Curriculum

National Curriculum

 

At Victoria, we teach the National Curriculum 2014.  This ensures children learn the same things and sets the standards children should reach in each subject.

 

Compulsory subjects at primary school are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Computing
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and design
  • Design and technology
  • Music
  • Physical education (PE), including swimming
  • Ancient and modern foreign languages (at KS2) – at Victoria we are learning French

 

We also teach religious education (RE), personal, social and health education (PSHE) and citizenship.

 

Assessments

 

Children are formally assessed at the end of each key stage (Year 2 and Year 6) using teacher assessments and national tasks and tests.

 

In 2016, children will start sitting the new national primary curriculum tests.

 

At the end of Year 1, children have a phonics screening check to assess their ability to read and decode words.

 

We run meetings for parents to share information about these assessments and discuss any questions/concerns you may have about them.