Our Curriculum Please click a core subject below to read more. Long Term Plans - 2017/18 499KB pdf Long Term Plan – Reception – 2017-18 Added on 11th August 2017 484KB pdf Long Term Plan – Year 1 – 2017/18 Added on 11th August 2017 503KB pdf Long Term Plan – Year 2 – 2017/18 Added on 11th August 2017 476KB pdf Long Term Plan – Year 3 – 2017/18 Added on 11th August 2017 467KB pdf Long Term Plan – Year 4 – 2017/18 Added on 11th August 2017 471KB pdf Long Term Plan – Year 5 – 2017/18 Added on 11th August 2017 469KB pdf Long Term Plan – Year 6 – 2017/18 Added on 11th August 2017 Curriculum areas Reading We provide a reading rich environment where children have access to a range of quality texts. Read More Writing Our aim is to ensure that all children reach a high standard of literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the written word. Read More Spelling & Grammar How we work with pupils from early years education through to Key Stages 1 and 2. Read More Mathematics We follow the National Curriculum and The Early Years’ Foundation Stage Curriculum for mathematics and teach maths daily. Read More Science Children apply their knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas to familiar phenomena, everyday things and their personal health. Read More ICT We aim to enable children to gain the confidence and capability to use Information Technology in everyday life; to become 'computer literate'. Read More Religious Education We develop positive attitudes and values such as self-esteem, a respect for others and their beliefs and an appreciation of the natural world. Read More Thematic Curriculum History, geography, art and design technology (DT) are combined into themed work which is more meaningful to the children. Read More Music Music is important for all children and plays a big part in the life of our schools. Read More Physical Education Physical Education forms an essential part of the curriculum at The Pegasus Academy Trust. Read More Swimming The National Curriculum sets the target that all children should be able to swim 25m by the time they leave their primary school. Read More EYFS In the Early Years Foundation Stage there are seven areas of learning and development. Read More How we assess progress At The Pegasus Academy Trust we believe that assessment should be used to measure children’s progress and to inform future planning. We also have to fulfil our statutory duties around assessment. Assessment takes the form of summative and formative assessment at different points of the year and, at the end of the year, this information is shared with parents in an end of year report. Children’s progress is tracked against descriptors or targets set out in line with the national curriculum expectations for different year groups. Teachers monitor whether or not children are ‘On track’ to complete all of the learning required at each stage of education. This then informs future teaching and whether or not children need additional support. When children demonstrate a full understanding, they are then supported to ‘Expert’ level – capable of showing a deeper understanding. Progress between assessment points and from end of key stages is closely monitored to ensure children are on target. Statutory assessment schedule At the end of the Reception year, children are assessed against the early learning goals in 17 different areas. If a child has met the expected standard in 12 specified areas of learning and development, they are said to have achieved a ‘Good Level of Development’ (GLD). At the end of Year 1, children take a test called the ‘Phonics Screening Check’ to assess whether or not they have a good understanding of phonics. Phonics is the system used for introducing children to reading. At the end of Year 2, children take tests, known as Key Stage One SATs, in reading and maths. They also have their writing and science skills measured against national standards. The teachers use the tests to inform a teachers’ judgement of whether or not children are working at, working above or working below the expected standard. At the end of Year 6, children take tests, known as Key Stage Two SATs, in reading, GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling) and maths. They also have their writing and science skills measured against national standards. The tests are externally marked and the scores used to judge whether children are working at, working above or working below the expected standard.