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Curriculum Plan

Literacy

Panui - Reading & Tuhituhi - Writing

The aim of our literacy programme is to develop students' ability to use their literacy knowledge and skills to enhance their participation and contribution in all aspects of their school life and beyond.

Principles of Literacy Programme

  • Data is used to inform planning.
  • Differentiated programme that caters for individual needs. Teacher aides available to support the programme (as planned).
  • Provide a balanced reading and writing programme in the school-wide literacy block from 10.35am to 12.30pm daily, or as negotiated.
  • Evidence-based strategies from Effective Literacy Practice (ELP) are utilised throughout literacy programmes. Learning Intentions and Success Criteria are co-constructed with students and displayed in classrooms. Exemplars are available for writing and form part of the literacy environment.
  • School-wide targets will be based on the New Zealand Curriculum Standards.

Assessment

  • School Entry Assessment (SEA) on arrival at school and again at 5 years 6 months.
  • Six Year Observation Survey after a year at school.
  • STAR Test - Year 3-8 - Term 1 & Term 3.
  • e-asTTle reading - Beginning term one, end of term two and term four, or as necessary.
  • e-asTTle writing - as necessary.
  • Reporting against the New Zealand Curriculum Standards will be undertaken twice yearly. Junior children are assessed on their anniversary.
  • A Literacy Development Plan will outline the programme. 

Mathematics

Pangarau

The aim of mathematics is to develop students who use their mathematical knowledge and skills to enhance their participation and contribution in all aspects of their school life and beyond.

Principles of Pangarau - Mathematics Programme

  • Data is used to inform planning.
  • Differentiated programme that caters for individual needs based on JAM, IKAN, asTTle and PAT data. Teacher aide available to support the programme (as planned).
  • Provide a balanced mathematics programme (including number knowledge, strategy and strands) in the school-wide numeracy block from 9.15am to 10.15am daily, or as negotiated.
  • Using evidence based strategies from current research with Learning Intentions and Success Criteria displayed in classrooms.
  • Schoolwide targets will be based on the New Zealand Curriculum Mathematics Standards.

Assessment

  • Assessment will be measured using:
  • e-asTTle / tests as necessary.
  • IKAN & JAM as necessary.
  • School Entry Assessment – JAM
  • Six Year Assessment – JAM 
  • Reporting against the National Standards will be undertaken twice yearly. 
  • A Mathematics Development Plan will outline the programme.