This page collects together the various blog posts I have written which are a resource for schools tackling the introduction of the new curriculum in primary schools.
It is also possible to download a resource pack of 12 items to support the roll-out of the curriculum and its assessment.
Designing the Curriculum
- 5 steps to introducing the new Primary Curriculum
- Curriculum Jigsaws – an overview of the new curriculum for each year group
- Curriculum Jigsaws template – to allow schools to design their own jigsaw models
- Headline Changes for the Primary Curriculum – outlining the main areas to be tackled
- New Curriculum? What new curriculum? – highlighting the areas of curriculum that don’t need substantial alteration
- Progression Documents for English and Maths – outlining the objectives across the year groups
- FAQ: New Primary Curriculum
- Why is Mastery just for Maths? – looking at approaches to be used in KS2 English
- Cohesion in the teaching of Writing – a more detailed look at moving towards mastery in Writing
- Mastery Maths in KS2 – our approach to mastery of mathematics
- A Mastery Model for Writing – moving away from the text types treadmill in KS2
- Primary Assessment: it’s complicated – Planning for Assessment
- Maths & Writing Key Objectives – booklet of key objectives for each year group (in the NNS style)
- Tracking ≠ Assessment – arguing for the separation of the two purposes for assessment
- Useful assessment in the primary school – how we move forward in a world without levels
- Summary of Primary Assessment Changes – examining what testing looks like from 2016
- New KS1 tests from 2016 and New KS2 tests from 2016
- Assessment Innovation Fund Winners – reviews of the three primary-linked assessment schemes
- Key Objectives Assessment Grids – a downloadable spreadsheet for Reading, Writing & Maths to track progress
- The Level 4 Myth – considering whether the new expectations at KS2 are really anything like the old level 4b as we were told.
- NAHT Assessment Framework review – a review of the framework suggested by the NAHTs commission.