Years 5 & 6 are referred to as “Upper Key Stage 2”; this reflects their stage in the National Curriculum. The National Curriculum comprises the “core subjects” of English, Maths and Science, together with the “foundation” subjects of Art & Design, Computing, Design & Technology, Geography, History, Languages, Music and PE. Religious Education is taught in line with the Oxfordshire Schools’ Agreed Syllabus.
We have prepared plans for each subject and, using these, we have constructed a curriculum framework which covers all that your child should be taught during the primary years. This framework broadly consists of two-year cycles for each subject; for the 2020-21 school year, we are in Year A.
A useful source of information about the teaching of Maths is our Calculation policy:
Your child’s academic progress will be informally assessed by his or her teacher on an ongoing basis; he/she might occasionally take tests to support teacher assessment. In Year 6 children take National Curriculum Tests (sometimes known as SATs) in Maths and English. Our aim is to make these tests as low-key as possible for the children; you will be given more information in the Spring term, before the tests are taken.
During their time at the school pupils will take part in a far broader curriculum than the list above. Opportunities offered may include educational trips and visits including residential trips, theatre trips, sports and music events, class assemblies, visiting speakers and extra-curricular activities, to name just a few.
If you would like further information about the curriculum at Long Furlong, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher or the office staff. You can also find a useful summary of what should be taught below.