On this page we have provided a breakdown of the curriculum themes your child will follow in each phase here at St Joseph's. Using Cornerstones, we have established a two-year curriculum cycle: Year A and Year B. We have also provided a copy of the Curriculum Essentials for each area of the new National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 which clearly outline the key expectations in each phase.
Following the Governments rationale on assessment without levels https://youtu.be/-q5vrBXFpm0, St Joseph's will be assessing and reporting on the children's depth of understanding within their phase. If a child is showing understanding below phase expectations, they are considered to be working towards (WT). Most of our children will show some understanding at the beginning of a phase with support. At the beginning of a phase, most children will demonstrate an emerging understanding (E). As children develop a deeper cognitive understanding they will be able to work more independently moving from an advancing (Working Within WW) to a secure (S) understanding.