Curriculum progression: activities for teachers (primary)
Boost teachers’ confidence in curriculum progression. Lead activities from our pack to develop their understanding of how Key Stage (KS) 1 learning impacts KS2.
4 reasons to give this a go
Developing teachers’ understanding of curriculum progression will help them:
- Understand how what they teach in their year group fits into the “bigger picture” of pupils’ learning throughout primary school
- Connect new concepts to what pupils have already learned
- Know which concepts to prioritise so pupils have the foundations they need to progress through school
- Give pupils precise and targeted support, as they’ll have a better grasp of the stage they’re at in their learning
Identify where staff feel less confident
Review your notes from work scrutinies and lesson observations. See if there’s a particular area of the curriculum that teachers feel less confident connecting across Key Stages.
Are your Key Stage (KS) 2 teachers able to prompt pupils to draw on specific prior knowledge when explaining certain concepts? For example, when teaching pupils about the 8 points of a compass during KS2 geography, do teachers know