Plan your curriculum carefully
You should specify the content you want in your curriculum, including the:
- Substantive knowledge (facts)
- Disciplinary knowledge (understanding)
You may want to present this as a curriculum map for teachers, being clear about what's core knowledge and what's nice to have. Summarising this as a knowledge organiser will make it accessible to pupils.
Use formative assessment at the beginning of each unit of work to find out what pupils know and understand. Use responsive teaching to add to their knowledge.
Your approach to assessing progress will depend on your curriculum
You could classify pupils’ progress as ‘emerging’,