Impact at Stanton Road
The impact of the curriculum lies in whether students have learnt the content outlined in the curriculum intent and how effective this learning has been on developing their understanding of the world around them.
The impact of our curriculum can be clearly seen by looking at children’s books and displays, by talking to children and parents and by viewing our results of statutory assessments.
Be sure to receive regular updates about pupil’s learning via our school’s Twitter page.
Our Assessment Principles
We aim to provide low stake testing within our foundation subjects, providing repetition to ensure ‘sticky’ learning. Assessment for learning is a key technique used by our teachers within the classroom to develop purposeful lesson content, ensure a broad and deep coverage of objectives and to provide challenge.
- To share learning goals with pupils and actively involve them in their own learning through providing ‘next steps’, which focus on specific tangible objectives in order to improve and become independent learners.
- To provide a curriculum which is inclusive of all abilities, giving early recognition of pupils who are falling behind and those who are excelling, in order to plan and deploy resources effectively.
- To provide feedback to pupils which should inspire greater effort and belief that, through hard work and practice, more can be achieved.
- To set high expectations for learners.
- Through planning and assessing objective criteria, to provide a pathway of progress and development for every child.
- To ensure that summative assessment is honest and judgements are moderated to ensure accuracy. In Years 2 and 6, achievement is placed in context against nationally standardised criteria and expected standards.
- To provide assessment systems which allow meaningful tracking of pupils towards end of key stage expectations of the curriculum, including regular feedback to parents, governors and external agencies.
- To assess pupils reliably and free from bias.
What our staff say
“Our children are thoroughly enjoying learning about the world around them. It is a joy to see them absorbing new knowledge and applying it to their everyday lives, as well as asking pertinent questions” – Key Stage 1 teacher
“Our new curriculum design has given us the flexibility and opportunity to plan and deliver creative, thought-provoking lessons which will challenge perceptions and develop reflective, responsible young citizens.” – Key Stage 2 teacher
"The children have had a real insight into current affairs and how their actions can impact their environment." Key Stage 2 teacher.
"The children thoroughly enjoyed their beach clean and were passionate to make a difference to their environment." Key Stage 2 teacher
What our children said about the impact of our Environment Topic
"Our class have made a pledge to use more sustainable palm oil products in our diets and toiletries." Year 5/6 child.
"We learned all about palm oil and how it's ruining rainforests. If we make companies think about making changes, hopefully we can save the rainforest. If we all do it, there will be less demand for palm oil. We want to become sustainable by 2040. It's opened our eyes. We need to stop and be the solution and not the problem." Year 5/6 child.
"This is our home where we all live. People are treating it terribly. It's disrespectful. People think it's fine if everyone else is doing it but we care and we have to make the change." Year 5/6 child.
"During our topic about palm oil, I have spoken to my family about some of the products that include unsustainable palm oil. They have also changed their spending habits and my mum has stopped buying some of the products too." Year 5/6 child.
"We have been thinking about how we can be a good influence and stop the environment being destroyed. We are the generation to make the change. Since we have been doing this topic, my family has been trying to shop sustainable." Year 5/6 child.
"We wrote a letter to the milk company to say we didn’t need the plastic straws and the plastic cover around it. This is single use plastic that is not needed. We are wasting lots of plastic. My mum now has a bag for plastic and a bag for paper and if we need any water bottles, we use one from the plastic bag. Instead of using plastic bottles, we now use glass bottles." Year 3/4 child.
"Plastic in the ocean can hurt the fish. If we affect the trees and plants, we won't have much oxygen left (and they give us oxygen to help us breathe)." Year 1/2 child.
"Rubbish can make the world poorly. If the world is poorly, we will get poorly." Year 1/2 child.
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