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New Curriculum: End of Year Expectations

Early Year Goals:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/237249/Early_Years_Outcomes.pdf

 

For comprehensive details of the 'New Curriculum', please view the website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum

 

End of Year Expectations - Year One

 

English

- to be able to express themselves verbally in short simple sentences;

- to be able to listen attentively for a sustained period of time;

- to be able to organise information so writing conveys a clear message;

- to be able to write simple sentences using capital letters and full stops;

- to produce short pieces of writing using simple forms, e.g. stories, lists and descriptions;

- to begin to revisit work with the support of the teacher;

- to be able to read and spell all words on NLS Year 1 Word List;

- to be able to recognise phonographic relationships;

- begin to be able to segment to spell and blend to read;

- to be able to use phonic, picture and contextual syntax cues when reading;

- to be able to find upper case and lower case letters with clear ascenders and descenders;

- to be able to write in a clear cursive script;

- to be able to read a variety of simple materials accurately;

- to understand the differences between fiction and non-fiction;

- to explore new vocabulary using simple dictionaries

 

Maths

- record independently, setting out work clearly;

- use and understand the mathematical vocabulary from Year One Word List;

- draw upon a range of strategies for calculating mentally and in written form;

- self-check for obvious errors, i.e. to know addition will produce a higher number;

- mentally recall number facts to ten;

- know the terms ‘divide’ and ‘multiply’ and have practical experience;

- use and apply their skills independently when faced with simple problems;

- investigate a number, i.e. it is even, it is more than…, it is less than… How many tens, units?

- count, read and begin to write numbers to 100;

- order numbers to 50;

- sort objects and numbers using own criteria;

- identify 2D and 3D shapes;

- to recognise simple symmetry;

- to have had experience of measuring non-standard units;

- to have had experience of collecting data and using graphs practically

 

Science

- to be able to predict outcomes;

- to observe and record observations;

- to have an understanding of fair testing;

- to be able to explain and begin to record findings;

- to begin to draw conclusions from results;

- to have carried out full investigations as a class/ group

 

General

- to be active, independent learners;

- to maintain attention, concentrate and sit quietly when appropriate;

- to work as part of any group co-operatively, independently and collaboratively;

- to select classroom resources approximately and replace correctly

 

 

End of Year Expectations - Year Two

 

English

- be able to use capital letters and full stops with reasonable consistency and with

understanding;

- understand and construct questions and have begun to use ? at least experimentally;

- have begun to use speech punctuations;

- use upper and lower case letters appropriately;

- have legible handwriting, correctly formed letters which they are beginning to join up;

- to be able to spell regular words and use phonics to make plausible attempts at irregular/

longer words;

- understand alphabetical order and have begun to locate words in a dictionary;

- sequence a narrative clearly, with a beginning, middle and defined ending;

- have listened to stories, poems, narrative accounts, reports and begun to write in these forms

themselves;

- have begun to plan and manage written work in order to complete it;

- read with understanding so that they can discuss what they have read;

- have begun to deliver text with expression, communicating meaning;

- can read and spell Year 2 Word List;

- to begin to be aware of the differences between fiction and non-fiction texts;

- to begin to be aware of punctuation when reading aloud

 

Maths

- know and recall quickly basic number facts (bonds to 20, counting beyond 100)

- understand the relative values of hundreds, tens and units and their relationship to written

numbers;

- have a secure grasp on straightforward addition and subtraction of 3 digit numbers;

- understand how to ‘carry’ and ‘exchange’ in 2 digit addition and subtraction respectively;

- have practical experience of multiplication and division and have begun to record;

- use appropriate mathematical vocabulary to express what they have done and learned;

- apply their existing skills to pursue investigations and solve problems;

- continue to develop self- and peer-checking strategies;

- have a sound knowledge of basic 2D shapes;

- be able to differentiate plain from solid shapes

 

Science

- have begun o predict outcomes and ask questions;

- make observations and be able to record them;

- offer explanations based on their observations;

- have begun to plan with the teacher how to test their ideas;

- understand the principle of ‘fairness’ without necessarily being able to provide for it;

- use simple scientific equipment (timers, measuring devices, etc. ) with appropriate guidance and

safety;

- record with a measure of independence;

- be able to explain and discuss their work with peers and with the teacher;

- use appropriate scientific vocabulary; carry out whole investigations, with teacher guidance in

groups or with a partner

 

General

By the time pupils enter Year 3 we would hope that the majority of pupils will:

- be able to take turns during discussions;

- listen attentively both to the teacher and to their peers;

- follow instructions carefully;

- be responsible for getting out and tidying away materials and equipment;

- begin to take more responsibility for their behaviour

 

 

 

End of Year Expectations - Year 3

 

English

- to be able to recognise a wide range of genre;

- to have had practice in reading comprehension from a wide range of genre using simple

retrieval and personal response;

- to be able to distinguish between fact and opinion;

- to be able to use reference text to support themselves including dictionary, thesaurus,

encyclopaedia and atlas;

- to have had experience of story planning including editing and redrafting;

- to understand punctuation conventions and use appropriately;

- to understand noun, adjective and verb;

- to write in cursive script;

- to be able to read and spell all words NLS Year 3 Word List;

- to be able to produce more complex plot within story writing;

- to be able to sequence events within story and non-narrative writing

 

Maths

- to have an understanding of place value to 1000;

- to know times tables 2, 3, 5 and 10;

- to be able to add and subtract to 1000;

- to understand multiplication below 10 and up to 1000;

- to understand division using remainders;

- to have had experience of problem solving using application of number;

- to begin to recognise the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentage;

- to be able to round off numbers to the nearest whole number;

- to be able to interpret and present data in a variety of forms;

- to be able to recognise 2D and 3D shapes and identify properties;

- to measure with accuracy using mm, cm, m, g and kg

 

Science

- to be able to plan and carry out a simple investigation in groups and as an individual;

- to have had an understanding of fair testing;

- to be able to predict outcomes;

- to observe, explain and record observations;

- to draw conclusions from results;

- to be able to explain results;

- to be able to use a wider range of simple scientific equipment with care and confidence, e.g.

timers, thermometers and other measuring devices

 

General

- to be able to set out work neatly and understand the importance of presentation;

- to be able to follow a (simple) sequence of instructions;

- to recognise the need (and understand the difference between) working independently and in a

group;

- to be able to collect, and use unassisted, common classroom equipment (ruler, pencil, sharpener,

line guides, etc.)

 

 

End of Year Expectations - Year 4

 

By the time pupils enter Year 5 they should be able:

 

Behaviour/ attitude to learning

- to work appropriately within independent and collaborative activities;

- to express thoughts and opinions using evidence and explanation;

- to work with pace and application;

- to extend themselves and be proud of achievements

 

English

- to use speaking and listening effectively to develop positive learning attitudes;

- give and follow instructions in whole class and group situations through effective

communication;

- to use joined legible handwriting;

- to use capital letters, full stops, speech marks, exclamation marks and question marks

accurately;

- to use apostrophe of omission and possession accurately;

- to plan and write interesting stories showing awareness of audience through setting,

characterisation and plot development;

- to use verb tense correctly;

- to read an spell NLS Year 4/5 Word List;

- to know and use adjectives and adverbs appropriately;

- to retrieve information from a variety of text types;

- to be able to deduct and make inference in addition to personal response to text;

- to be able to make and use notes;

- to be able to use reference text independently to aid own work, e.g. dictionary, thesaurus;

- to be able to proof read own work for basic punctuation, sentence structure and spelling;

- use ICT to support and develop knowledge

 

Maths

- to quickly recall times table facts to x 12;

- know a range of mathematical vocabulary;

- mentally calculate numbers to two, three digits;

- to order fraction and introduce decimals to 1 decimal point and know basic percentage facts;

- to understand and use division using remainders;

- to know that multiplication is repeated addition and that division is repeated subtraction, and

to use the inverse operation to check work;

- to record all number operations using place value;

- to multiply and divide numbers by 10;

- be able to apply number skills to a range of verbal and written problems;

- to have sound understanding of right-angled shapes and triangles;

- to have a good understanding of reflective, symmetry and to recognise pattern of rotational

symmetry;

- to be able to construct and analyse bar charts and line graphs;

- be aware of basic measurement facts (mass, volume, length and time);

- to be able to measure and calculate lengths, widths, perimeters and areas of quadrilaterals;

- use ICT to support and develop knowledge

 

Science

- to have devised and carried out full investigations in a group and as an individual;

- to be able to make detailed observations;

- to draw conclusions from the observations to explain scientific phenomena (including written

form);

- to be able to ask sensible questions and form hypotheses;

- to predict fair test and know a range of scientific facts that cover ATS 2/3/4;

- to be able to use scientific equipment and record measurements accurately;

- to use a basic investigation format to set out work;

- to be able to carry out pen and paper tests in all areas covered during the year;

  • to use ICT programs support learning

 

 

 

End of Year Expectations - Year 5

 

By the time pupils enter Year 6 they should:

 

Behaviour

- be independent thinkers and workers;

- be mature communicators;

- be able to take part in whole class discussions;

- to be individually motivated;

- be very good role models concerning behaviour

 

English

- be able to use joined legible handwriting;

- spell words of three or more syllables;

- use capital letters and full stops;

- express writing properly in sentences;

- use a wider range of punctuation like paragraphs and speech marks reasonably accurately;

- plan and sequence creative and descriptive writing;

- use adjectives and adverbs and have some experience with figurative language, e.g. simile;

- read, understand and respond to complex texts of different genres;

- read aloud clearly and expressively;

- be reading a wide selection of literature at home and at school for pleasure;

- read books completely before moving on;

- give considered opinion concerning read texts;

- be able to spell key words accurately and use in own writing

 

Mathematics

- be able to quickly recall times table facts;

- know, use and spell a range of mathematical vocabulary;

- mentally calculate numbers to two and three digits;

- order and reduce fractions;

- mentally calculate fractions of whole numbers;

- be able to carry out long multiplication and division;

- have a sound knowledge of inverse operations;

- know how to calculate decimals to at least one decimal place;

- have experience of calculating directed numbers, e.g. positive and negative numbers;

- be able to apply their number skills to a range of verbal and written problems;

- have a sound knowledge of shapes and their properties;

- be able to convert measurements;

- be able to measure and draw (including angles) accurately;

- be able to calculate lengths, widths, perimeters and areas;

- have a good understanding of symmetry (reflective and rotational);

- be able to construct and analyse a variety of graphs, tables, Venn diagrams

 

Science

- be able to ask sensible questions and form conclusions and hypotheses;

- observe; describe and explain scientific phenomena;

- devise investigations;

- predict, plan, carryout and identify fair test and know a range of scientific conventions;

- have a good knowledge of a range of scientific facts that cover AT 2, 3 and 4 (e.g. know the

essential life processes of animals, know those common materials which dissolve; recognise and

draw the elements of electrical circuits);

- to use a wide range of scientific equipment and make a variety of appropriate, accurate

measurements;

- know how to set out results appropriately

 

General

- neat and well presented work in all subjects including homework;

- be able to reflect, evaluate and improve key skills in the core subjects;

 

 

 

 

End of Year Expectations - Year 6

 

By the time pupils enter Year 7 they should:

 

General

- be independent thinkers and workers;

- be mature communicators;

- be able to take part in whole-class discussions;

- be individually motivated;

- be very good role models concerning behaviour;

- be use to the format of testing;

- have neat and well presented work in all subjects including homework;

- be able to reflect, evaluate and improve key skills in the core subjects;

- understand how to look after their bodies/ themselves hygienically;

- be good attendees and timekeepers;

- be confident speakers and listeners

 

English

- be able to use joined legible handwriting;

- spell words of three or more syllables;

- use capital letters, full stops and commas;

- express writing properly in sentences;

- use a wider range of punctuation like paragraphs and speech marks accurately;

- plan and sequence creative and descriptive writing and formal letters;

- use adjectives and adverbs and figurative language, e.g. simile;

- read, understand and respond to complex texts of different genres;

- read aloud clearly and expressively;

- be reading a wide selection of literature at home and at school for pleasure;

- read books completely before moving on;

- give considered opinion concerning read texts, based on evidence where applicable;

- be able to spell key and polysyllabic words accurately and use in own writing

 

Mathematics

- be able to quickly recall times table facts;

- be able to multiply numbers mentally, using rounding and chunking strategies;

- know, use and spell a range of mathematical vocabulary;

- mentally calculate numbers to two and three digits;

- order and reduce fractions, add and subtract;

- mentally calculate fractions of whole numbers;

- be able to carry out long multiplication and division;

- have a sound knowledge of inverse operations;

- know how to calculate decimals to at least two decimal places;

- have experience of calculating directed numbers (e.g. positive and negative numbers);

- be able to apply their number skills to a range of verbal and written problems;

- have a sound knowledge of shapes and their properties;

- be able to convert measurements;

- be able to measure and draw (including angles) accurately;

- be able to calculate lengths, widths, perimeters, areas and volumes;

- have a good understanding of symmetry (reflective and rotational);

- calculate averages, e.g. mean, median and mode;

- calculate circumferences, radii, diameters and areas of circles;

- be able to construct, interpret and analyse a variety of graphs, tables, Venn diagrams

 

Science

- be able to ask sensible questions and form conclusions, predictions and hypotheses;

- observe, describe, and explain scientific phenomena;

- devise investigations;

- predict, plan, carry out and identify fair testing, and know a range of scientific conventions;

- have a good knowledge of a range of scientific facts that cover AT 2, 3 and 4 (e.g. know the

essential life processes of animals, know those common materials which dissolve; recognise and

draw the elements of electrical circuits);

- to use a wide range of scientific equipment and make a variety of appropriate, accurate

measurements;

- know how to set out results appropriately;