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Chris Quigley

The Essentials Curriculum

To meet the expectations of the new curriculum we follow the Essentials criteria as set out by Chris Quigley.  http://www.chrisquigley.co.uk/ 

Within this system we operate as 3, 2 year Milestones - Milestone 1 (Years 1 and 2), Milestone 2 (Years 3 and 4) and Milestone 3 (Years 5 and 6). 

Within each Milestone, children develop the knowledge and transferable skills which allow them to access all areas of the curriculum . Children work their way through 3 developmental stages, Basic, Advancing and Deep, this is dependent on their cognitive development and confidence. 

It is our expectation that children at the end of Year 1, 3, 5 will be working at the end of the basic expectations in order to be described at Age Related Expectations. Children at the end of Years 2, 4, 6 will be working at the end of advancing in order to reach Age Related Expectations.

In order for children to reach these expectations, we set them challenge questions, set them next step targets and employ a range of teacher, peer and self assessment strategies. These strategies are outlined in our Marking, Dialogue, Feedback and Marking Policy 2016. 

Please speak to Mr Elms if you require any further information on Chris Quigley or the general curriculum. 

The picture below is a good visual example of what the Chris Quigley Essentials curriculum looks to achieve, with the children who reach deep finding that pearl of knowledge.

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