What will my Child Learn? - Overview
The Curriculum at Wood End Primary School
The National Curriculum in England was made statutory in September 2014. During the course of the previous academic year (2013-2014), the obligation to teach programmes of study from the previous National Curriculum have been disapplied and new programmes of study have been put in place.
Why the big curriculum change?
The government says, “the curriculum changes are designed to catch up with the world's best education systems. The new-look curriculum puts a stronger emphasis on skills such as essay writing, problem-solving, mathematical modelling and computer programming.”
The main aim is to raise standards and although the National Curriculum 2014 is intended to be more challenging, the content is actually slimmer than the previous curriculum.
Click here to read the current National Curriculum 2014
The main changes.
The table below summarises the main changes in the core subjects.
In order to prepare pupils for the ambitious end of year expectations in English, mathematics and science, Wood End subject leaders have amended the long term plans accordingly. The National Curriculum 2014 new programmes of study have been adopted from September 2014, in line with guidance from the department of education and our creative foundation curriculum (Essentials, Chris Quigley).
If you would like to know more about our curriculum please contact us.