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1 National Curriculum Changes Rebecca Bewick Cultural Learning Monday 14 th April – Kensington Palace Engaging Places – The Heritage Alliance

2 What am I going to talk about today? Remit to the National Curriculum review National Curriculum review update Highlight exemptions to teaching the National Curriculum Early Years and Foundation Curriculum Primary School National Curriculum changes History Curriculum – Detail

3 Key Stage References

4 Remit for the National Curriculum 1.The review is for pupils aged from 5 to Slim down the current National Curriculum 3.Enable all children to acquire a core of essential knowledge in key subjects 4.Give teachers the freedom to use their professional expertise, and enable all children to realise their potential The review covers: Art and design, Citizenship, Design and technology, English, Geography, History, ICT, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Language, Music, PE, RE and Science.

5 Review announced 20/1/2011 Review goes to expert panel who defer changes until Sept 2014 Draft curriculum is published 7/2/2013 Consultation opens 16/4/2013 Updated Curriculum published 10/7/2013 New National Curriculum and attainment levels to consultation Closed 10/8/2013 Government reviewing the second consultation Aug-Sept 2013 Final National Curriculum Programmes of Study 11/9/2013 National Curriculum review update

6 Exemptions to the National Curriculum Not every school has to teach the National Curriculum Academies Free schools Independent schools Do not need to teach the National Curriculum Alternative Curriculums International Primary Curriculum Creative Curriculum

7 Foundation and Early Years(Under 5) 0-5 years curriculum has been reviewed and is now being taught in England and Wales PRIME AREAS Communication and language Physical development Personal, social and emotional development SPECIFIC AREAS Literacy Mathematics Understanding the world Expressive arts and design

8 Foundation and Early Years The curriculum talks about activities and experiences for children: Communication and language Physical development Personal, social and emotional development. Literacy development Mathematics Understanding Expressive arts and design Three characteristics of effective teaching and learning are: 1.Playing and exploring 2.Active learning 3.Creating and thinking critically

9 History - Purpose of study A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. 11/9/13 – Programme of study for History https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england- history-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-history- programmes-of-study

10 Aims of the History Curriculum How the British people shaped this nation and how Britain influenced the world Know and understand British history as a coherent, chronological narrative Know and understand the broad outlines of European and world history Understand historical concepts Understand abstract terms Understand how evidence is used to make historical claims Gain historical perspective

11 History – Key Stage 1 History Key Stage 1 Awareness of the past chronological framework Understand how we find out about the past ask and answer questions wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms changes within living memory events beyond living memory that are significant lives of significant local individuals

12 History - Key Stage 2 History Key Stage 2 Develop chronologically secure knowledge Note connections, contrasts and trends change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance Informed responses, thoughtful selection organisation of information range of sources

13 History Key Stage Two Pupils should be taught about: Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor A local history study A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 The achievements of the earliest civilizations Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history

14 History Key Stage 3 deepen their chronologically secure knowledge understanding of British, local and world history significant events, make connections, draw contrasts, and analyse trends Different Historical sources History – Key Stage 3

15 Key Stage 3 – History Pupils should be taught about: The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain The development of Church, state and society in Britain Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day (including the Holocaust) A local history study The study of an aspect or theme in British history that consolidates and extends pupils’ chronological knowledge from before 1066 A study of an aspect of social history At least one study of a significant society or issue in world history

16 Cross-Curriculum Links Key Stage One Art and Design Learn about a range of artists craftsmen and designers Access to a range of materials Access to drawing, painting and sculpture Develop techniques of colour, pattern, texture, line and shape, form and space. Maths Order and arrange objects Recognise different coins Use time and ordering vocabulary Begin to measure length, weight and capacity Design Technology Perform simple, useful, practical tasks Explore different materials Appreciate and evaluate design Music Sing Songs Use Voice Expressively Make and combine sound musically Listen and understand live and recorded music

17 Cross-Curriculum Links Key Stage Two Art and Design Use sketchbooks to collect, record, review, revisit & evaluate ideas Improve mastery of techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture with varied materials Learn about great artists, architects & designers Design and Technology Communicate ideas through drawing modelling & ICT Understand key turning points in design history

18 Any questions? Rebecca Bewick Cultural Learning


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