This year we have introduced the new National Curriculum 2014 for year groups 1 to 6. The new programmes of study have been put into place wholly for the majority of Year groups, except Year 2 and Year 6 where the new English, Maths and Science programmes of study will be introduced from September 2015.
If you would like more detailed information about the new National Curriculum, you can access this using the following link:
The new curriculum isn’t greatly different from the previous one, although it is acknowledged that it is far more challenging for children, and expectations for achievement by the end of each key stage have been increased. In certain areas children will be tackling more complex topics earlier than they would have under the previous curriculum, especially in Maths and English.
Computing replaces ICT (Information Communication Technology) and, as a result, children will be introduced to new skills such as programming and using information technology to create systems and a range of media. The aim of the new curriculum here is to ensure that pupils become digitally literate and equip them with the skills required to be active participants in our digital world.
Changes to the History, Geography and Art & Design curriculum will also mean that children will be introduced to some new topics that we haven’t covered previously