Please see your child’s class to view their topics and areas of learning for each term.
Our curriculum is designed to provide an environment that recognises the abilities and talents of every child within our Christian community. It promotes the spiritual, academic, social and emotional growth of every child through a well-balanced and stimulating curriculum that has local, national and international dimensions.
Children build upon previous learning, progressively acquiring the knowledge and skills needed for the next stage in their education. Children become confident readers, writers and mathematicians through a broad and balanced curriculum and enrichment opportunities. Pupils are given the opportunity to learn, rehearse and embed these skills daily giving them the opportunity to master skills and knowledge and articulate their learning. As a result our pupils are successful, self-motivated, independent learners who love to learn.
Holy Trinity School Classes
Reception class is for children who are 4/5 years old. The intake number for this year group is 30. The children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Please follow the link below if you would like more specific information about the Foundation Stage curriculum.
At the end of this stage the children are assessed on the Early Learning Goals and awarded one of the following grades
Emerging – not yet meeting the Early Learning Goals
Expected – meeting the Early Learning Goals
Exceeding – moving beyond the Early Learning Goals and entering the expectations of the national curriculum.
Class 1 and Class 2
Class 1 and 2 make up our Key Stage 1 department. Each class has 30 places. Class 1 is for pupils aged 5/6 and class 2 is for pupils aged 6/7. For this age group children follow the national curriculum for Key Stage 1. Children also follow the Letters and Sounds programme to aid reading and the school uses Oxford Reading Tree to help the children learn to read. This is complemented by class reading books. Children have expectations of learning that they must meet each year in reading, writing, speaking and listening, spelling, punctuation and grammar, maths and science.
These are reported to parents at the end of each year as follows
Emerging – not yet meeting the year group expectations
Working within – working within the year group expectations but not yet meeting them fully.
Expected – meeting the year group expectations
Greater Depth – meeting the year group expectations and is showing a greater ability to use and apply their skills, knowledge and understanding in a variety of contexts.
Class 3, 4, 5 and 6
Classes 3, 4, 5 and 6 make up our Key Stage 2 department. Each class has 30 places. Class 3 is for pupils aged 7/8, Class 4 is for pupils aged 8/9, Class 5 is for pupils aged 9/10 and Class 6 is for pupils aged 10/11. At the end of Year 6 pupils move to Secondary school.
The Key Stage 2 children follow the National Curriculum.
In each Year group at Key Stage 2 (in maths, reading, writing, Spelling, punctuation and grammar, speaking and listening and science) the children aim to achieve the year group expectations. At the end of the year reports to parents show the following information
- Emerging – not yet meeting the year group expectations
- Working within – working within the year group expectations but not yet meeting them fully.
- Expected – meeting the year group expectations
- Greater Depth – meeting the year group expectations and is showing a greater ability to use and apply their skills, knowledge and understanding in a variety of contexts
Assessment and Testing
Children are assessed at various stages during their Primary School life.
Children are assessed throughout the year through a system of observations and recordings of their work. This leads to a judgement against the Early Learning Goals. Children at this level need to attain a ‘Good Level of Development’.
Children in this year group take the phonics screening test. This test looks at the children’s understanding of the letters and sounds programme they have followed. The children are either given a pass or fail in this test. Parents are informed at the end of Year 1. If a child does not pass this test they are given more intensive support in Year 2 and are given the opportunity to re-sit the test at the end of Year 2.
Year 2 is the end of Key Stage 1 and the children are tested in reading, maths and spelling punctuation and grammar as well as writing. These results are marked by school staff and moderated by the Local Authority. The results are reported to parents at the end of the year.
The children in this year group take the times table test. This is an online test that they take independently. The children either pass or fail this test. Children who fail the test are given additional support. Parents will be informed of the outcomes by the end of the academic year.
Year 6 is the end of Key Stage 2 and the children are tested in reading, writing, spelling punctuation and grammar, maths and science. These results are marked externally to the school and results are reported to parents at the end of the year.
Parent Maths and English booklets
Parent Maths and English booklets
Many of our parents ask how they can help their child. Below are links to the parental booklets containing information for each year group in each area. The booklets have a list of objectives that each child must complete in that year group.