An independent school and nursery in Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex for boys and girls aged 2-11

Heathcote Preparatory School & Nursery

Eves Corner, Danbury

Essex CM3 4QB

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Heathcote Preparatory School & Nursery

Eves Corner, Danbury

Essex CM3 4QB

07:20 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

01245 223131

enquiries@heathcoteschool.co.uk

Guide to Assessments

The new National Curriculum is a ‘mastery’ curriculum. Mastery is your child’s ability to apply their learning across the curriculum. This means, children must MASTER the objectives taught, rather than just be taught them.

In the assessment of each unit of work children are assessed against the new National Curriculum objectives. At Heathcote, there are five categories for each stage of their development and these relate to the end of year expectations for English, maths and science.

It should be noted that the Government does not expect children to be working on the curriculum content from the next year group. Instead, they should be deepening their understanding (mastering) in their own year group and applying their knowledge. Children could be working within the previous year’s National Curriculum. e.g. a Year 4 child could still be working on the Year 3 curriculum objectives.