Primary Progression Documents for English & Maths

Example progression documentThe nature of the new curriculum documentation is such that the primary section alone lasts for some 200 pages. It makes sense that it is organised in year group order for the core subjects, but it also makes it harder to visualise the progression of concepts and skills. That’s particularly problematic if you’re trying to identify key thresholds for assessment or planning.

Therefore, I have created these simple documents to support schools. They are not revolutionary, but simply present the objectives from the National Curriculum in a sequence of progression strands from Year 1 to Year 6 across Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Hopefully they might help schools in organising their curricula, and also in identifying progression across these very large subjects.

As with all my materials, they are also available at www.primarycurriculum.me.uk/support, and I recommend looking at the other resources available there to support schools’ journeys in implementing the new curriculum.

The documents are all shared here for ease, including easily printable versions:

English progression document (editable Excel file)

Reading progression document (printable A3 PDF)

Writing progression document (printable A3 PDF – 2 pages)

Maths progression document (editable Excel file)

Maths progression document (printable A3 PDF  – 3 pages)

 

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7 thoughts on “Primary Progression Documents for English & Maths

  1. cazzypot2013 4 May 2014 at 5:15 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on The Echo Chamber.

  2. charlesp48 4 May 2014 at 7:46 pm Reply

    Your assertion ‘that it makes sense it is organised in year group order for core subject’s makes no sense. Having subject’s taught by year order may meet the needs of the statistical average of children’s development, yet it fails the children outside this group. Having a child’s education, especially in core subject’s, by level of ability means that the group is working together, progress isn’t hindered by age, and over achievers and under achievers are having their needs met. The phrase ‘differentiation’ needs to be expelled from teachers’ lesson plans.

    • Michael Tidd 4 May 2014 at 8:34 pm Reply

      I was really referring to the fact that given that the objectives are set by year group, it makes more sense to organise them thus, rather than by strand in the official document. I wasn’t intending to make any comment on curriculum design.

  3. Claire Crowley 7 May 2014 at 9:09 am Reply

    is there anything like it for progression from Y6 – Y7?

    • Michael Tidd 7 May 2014 at 10:15 am Reply

      Good question. Not as yet. The KS3 objectives are much less specific about year groups so it’s not as straightforward to put together. That said, there is potential for highlighting the relevant KS3 objectives that match the sequence of primary objectives for differentiation at the top end.
      No promises about when I’d be able to get round to it, though!

  4. […] The nature of the new curriculum documentation is such that the primary section alone lasts for some 200 pages. It makes sense that it is organised in year group order for the core subjects, but it also makes it harder to …  […]

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