(EMU) Basseterre, St. Kitts – Technical review of the Enhanced Curriculum for Grades Four and Six continued on Friday January 29 with a special focus on the new Health and Wellness Curriculum.
Health and Wellness Coordinator at the Curriculum Development Unit (CDU) Michelle Sutton explained the objective of the day-long session in which teachers from grades four and six participated.
Ms. Sutton stated, “We had open discussions to ensure that teachers are aware of what is expected of them within the Health and Wellness Curriculum to ensure that the students are receiving the necessary formative and summative assessments within the curriculum”
The Curriculum Development Unit is currently reviewing its newly implemented child-focussed curriculum with a view to improved student performance in schools.
One means of supporting student success has been identified as implementing new assessment strategies in addition to traditional testing. Students are now being assessed throughout the term in order to identify and address issues in a more timely manner.
Children are now being also graded based on participation and are also being exposed to other learning strategies supported by differentiated instruction.