Key Objectives for KS1/2

The Key Objectives for Reading, Writing, Maths and Science for KS1/2 can now be found in the Free Resources section.

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9 thoughts on “Key Objectives for KS1/2

  1. […] DHT with an interest in developing the new curriculum 2014. To that end, he’s developed his Key Objectives system to support KS1 and KS2 teachers as they assess pupil […]

  2. Russ Payne 15 September 2014 at 2:03 pm Reply

    Michael, thanks so much for some more of your extremely useful documentation. Would it be possible to have a word/editable version of the target documents, to enable us to try re-wording for the children to have in their books as target cards? Many thanks, Russ (Wiltshire)

  3. northnibleyhead Paul Batchelor 23 October 2014 at 8:14 pm Reply

    A fantastically useful piece of work – thank you.

    As head of a Church School I’m mindful that attainment (and progress) in RE are expected to be approximately equal to those achieved in English. Any chance that you’re working on Key Objectives for R.E.?

    • Michael Tidd 23 October 2014 at 8:20 pm Reply

      I’m afraid not – definitely not my scene, I’m afraid. Hopefully local SACREs might be – and one would presume that your diocese might be too?

  4. Fiona Wyeth 12 November 2014 at 5:47 pm Reply

    Have you had any further thoughts about how the Y3/4 teachers will take ownership/accountability for the objectives when they are grouped for Reading and Writing? They won’t both be able to achieve 85%….just thinking!

    • Michael Tidd 12 November 2014 at 10:03 pm Reply

      We’re in the ‘fortunate’ position of having split year groups that means teachers are accountable for both of the 3/4 and 5/6 years, so it’s less of an issue for us.
      That said, I think any schools with separate year groups will need to consider how they address it individually as it will differ between schools. It would be feasible to ‘differentiate’ many of the objectives so that you have a waypoint at the end of Y3 or Y5. But bear in mind that what you’re talking about here is individual teachers’ accountability, not anything educational. One of the problems of the old assessment system was that it served too many purposes, including both assessment and teacher accountability. Maybe we need to find other ways to judge teachers’ work, to remove some of the perverse incentives involved, which corrupt good assessment? 🙂

  5. J Parker 6 February 2015 at 6:51 pm Reply

    Stupid question but do you envisage assessing against these termly with a working towards, working at, exceeding/mastery judgement and then an end of year final judgement ?

    • Michael Tidd 6 February 2015 at 7:32 pm Reply

      Yes, something like that. Exact details may well vary by school, but the gist is that, certainly.

      • northnibleyhead 7 February 2015 at 6:08 pm Reply

        Hi, we have adopted a 0 – 4 rating for each, whereby 0 = taught but child just doesn’t get it
        1 = with some assistance,
        2 = independent use (but perhaps in limited contexts)
        3 = mastery, independently and correctly applied in a variety of contexts
        4 = reserved for attainment clearly exceeding the objective
        (so a blank means untaught or unassessed so far)
        We could make some attempt at 1 = Autumn expectation, 2 = Spring etc, but also have to factor in the % of content covered, before coming to a conclusion about meeting age-related. Experience so far shows us that you can’t make the assumption that 33% of the content will be covered each term (in English esp, though one might in Science if learning is arranged in topics, but perhaps Science takes a back seat when History is the main focus? I’m sure you get the idea. Mixed-age classes with 2 year (or more) rolling programmes cause additional difficulties. Hope that helps. Paul.

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