Using 'Communicating the Curriculum'
For each statement in the Spoken Language Programme of Study, this resource provides descriptors for what to expect at the end of each year in primary school. This includes information about the aspects of language which contribute to the statement. For each year group, a pupil statement is also provided which begins with 'I can ...', 'I try' or 'I know ...'.
There are two formats of the Programme of Study Statements:
The first sets out progress against each Programme of Study statement for all year groups from 1-6.
The second provides an overview of all 12 Programme of Study statements for each year group.
Communicating the Curriculum also provides guidelines to support the recording of pupil performance: below what is expected, at the expected level, above what is expected and a mastery level. These reflect the frequency, confidence, consistency and context in which children demonstrate the skills and are based on what is known about how children typically develop language. We know schools will rightly be deciding their own descriptors for progress and attainment those we've used are guidelines only. Schools should use their own system and 'Communicating the Curriculum' will support them with this.
We have also produced template summary tables which provide a space for teachers to record and track progress both for individual pupils and whole classes across the Spoken Language Programme of Study.
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