End of Year Expectations

End of Year Expectations  - At Holywell C of E Primary School, we strive to offer a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all pupils.  We believe our curriculum should prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.  The curriculum is made up of both the statutory curriculum, which is set out in the National Curriculum 2014 , and wider opportunities and experiences that help develop our pupils into responsible citizens with a life-long love of learning.

Learning is always exciting and is taught in meaningful contexts which are relevant to pupils. Where commonality exists across subjects and aspects, learning is linked and lessons are planned and taught using a cross-curricular approach. Where this is not achievable, subjects are taught discretely. The rehearsal and application of basic skills learned in the core curriculum (particularly maths and English) is a driver for the entire curriculum.

We place a strong emphasis on the development of the basic skills necessary to be confident, independent learners and successful adults.  All pupils engage in daily English and maths lessons and there is an expectation that the skills learned are applied and rehearsed in all other subjects where the opportunity arises.

Alongside basic skills, we prioritise the development of a strong sense of  moral purpose, anchored in British values, through our assemblies, PSHE and school council.  Children actively learn respect and understanding of people who have different characteristics to themselves, whether that be age, disability, gender, race or sexuality. A rigorous, well planned curriculum, delivered by excellent staff in an ethos of care  and support, enables our pupils to be well rounded, empathetic young people who have a thirst for learning and respect for the world around them.

The documents below outline the end of year expectations for each year group .