May 2018

Curriculum

Making sense of computer networks in Year 6

Thanks to Computing teacher, Neil Rickus, for this blog post which looks at a recent lesson on networks he carried out with his Year 6 class.

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Curriculum

Foundation subject assessment – that perennial problem

If you are anything like us, you are still getting to grips with assessment without levels. The idea of working towards, meeting and exceeding is as easy as 3a, b and c. That’s just for English and maths so what about the other subjects? How can you effectively implement and manage a system that is workable but allows leaders to monitor attainment? There are solutions out there and it is definitely worth remembering that just because a child excels in maths does not mean this is true across the range of subjects studied!

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Curriculum

We’ve been shortlisted for ICT Company of the Year!

Since publishing our first revision guides 14 years ago, Rising Stars has grown to be one of the largest and best-loved primary publishers in the UK, with our resources used in over 14,000 schools. We are delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist for ICT Company of the Year in the Bett Awards 2017 and thank our partner schools and companies for their support.

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Assessment

Coasting schools in England (provisional data)

The DfE has released information on the number of 'coasting schools' in England, according to the proposed definition and provisional 2016 performance results.

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Curriculum

How Tennyson Road Primary are using Rising Stars resources

Tennyson Road Primary is a 3-form entry, ‘Outstanding’ primary school in Luton. They achieved fantastic results in the 2016 national tests with 100% of Year 6 children getting a scaled score of 100 or more. Of their success, Head teacher Hilary Power told us: “How do we get our results? Yes we have fab teachers, but we couldn't do it without fab resources!
 
The school has been using a broad range of Rising Stars resources, spanning across both curriculum and assessment, for over six years. Carla Gotch, Assistant Head teacher, has kindly shared feedback about some of the school’s favourite resources below.  

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Curriculum

Autumnal Reading Activities for Years 1, 2 & 3

As the Autumnal activities begin to take place – carving pumpkins, lightning sparklers and collecting conkers in the park – perhaps we should look towards sharing some high-quality texts with pupils in years 1, 2 and 3.

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Curriculum

Reading Planet Competition Time!

Want to know how you could win 72 banded reading books from our new reading programme for your school?  We have a wonderful twitter competition running for the launch week of Reading Planet running from Monday 31st October to Friday 4th November 2016! 

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Assessment

EYFSP handbook

This handbook supports teachers in making accurate judgements about each pupil's attainment in the early years.

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Assessment

2017 teacher assessment guidance for KS1 and KS2

The DfE has released guidance and requirements to support schools and local authorities involved in key stage 1 and 2 teacher assessment and statutory moderation in 2017.

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Assessment

Ten recommendations from the Rochford Review

Thanks to Lorraine Petersen for this article.

After waiting for over six months, the final report from the Rochford Review was published on 19th October, just as many schools were preparing for their half term break.

The Rochford Review was established in July 2015 to review statutory assessment arrangements for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests. The interim report, published in December 2015 provided an interim solution for reporting outcomes in 2016. It published the interim pre-key stage standards for those pupils working below the expected standard at the end of key stage 1 and key stage 2. The review team then continued discussions, looking at a longer term solution especially in regards to the future of P Scales.

The final report published in October outlines ten recommendations for those pupils who cannot access statutory assessments as they have not completed the relevant programmes of study when they reach the appropriate chronological age. These recommendations will be part of a wider government consultation on primary assessment that will take place in spring 2017.

The ten recommendations are:

  1. The removal of the statutory requirement to assess pupils using P scales.
  2. The interim pre-key stage standards for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests are made permanent and extended to include all pupils engaged in subject-specific learning.
  3. Schools assess pupils’ development in all four areas of need outlined in the SEND Code of Practice, but statutory assessment for pupils who are not engaged in subject-specific learning should be limited to the area of cognition and learning.

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