It is important for us to assess the impact of our curriculum, as we want our children to leave Hadrian with a wide knowledge and understanding of the world. By clicking on your child’s year group you will find a set of knowledge organisers. These contain the key knowledge that your child will learn throughout the year. This knowledge will be assessed using low stakes quizzes. Although they will touch on many more exciting facts during the academic year, the knowledge organisers should help your child organise their thoughts and highlight the most important facts that we want them to remember before they move to the next year. These are working documents, and up-to-date ones will be given to children as they start each topic.
For subjects such as history and geography, we need to assess the children’s skills as well, which will be done through more open-ended written tasks. We have developed these assessment tasks through close work with secondary school teachers, so that we are confident that the children will be ready to tackle the challenges of the next step of their learning journey when they leave us.
For creative subjects such as music and art, observation and collection of work for a portfolio will be used as ongoing assessment of the children’s achievements.