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The National Curriculum 2014 An All Saints’ Approach
NEW CURRICULUM 2014 In September 2014 the primary school curriculum is to get a radical shake-up. The main aim is to raise standards It has been designed to produce productive, creative and well educated students. We see this as a great opportunity
“The most effective way to manage change is to create it.” Peter Ducker NEW CURRICULUM 2014
The new curriculum is intended to be more challenging The content is slimmer than the current curriculum It focuses on essential core subject knowledge and skills such as essay writing and computer programming Schools are free to decide how to teach the new curriculum. We believe that alongside the teaching of knowledge, children need to learn the life skills to be the best they can be in the things that they want to do.
NEW CURRICULUM 2014 KEY FACTS ABOUT THE NEW CURRICULUM In Maths there will be a greater emphasis on arithmetic, and the promotion of efficient written methods of long multiplication and division. There will also be a more demanding content in fractions, decimals and percentages. In Science there is a stronger focus on the importance of scientific knowledge and language and a greater emphasis on the core scientific concepts underpinning pupils’ understanding. For the first time primary aged children will learn about evolution and inheritance. The English programmes of study will embody higher standards of literacy. Pupils will be expected to develop a stronger command of the written and spoken word. Through the teaching of phonics pupils will be helped to read fluently. History is taught chronologically The current ICT curriculum is replaced with a new computing curriculum with a much greater emphasis on computational thinking and practical programming skills. These are important changes that will have a huge impact on our children
NEW CURRICULUM 2014 But is this all that we want for the children? Is this enough? “Education is what is left when you have forgotten everything you learnt at school”
WHAT DO WE WANT OUR CHILDREN TO BE WHEN THEY LEAVE OUR SCHOOL? Confident. Competent readers, writers and mathematicians. Able to get on well with others – be able to show empathy. Honest, empathetic and trustworthy – effective members of society Be able to learn independently and love learning! Young adults with high aspirations for themselves. Responsible. IT competent – able to use new technologies which may not even have been invented yet Able to communicate effectively (high levels of oracy) Resilient and reflective.
NEW CURRICULUM 2014 Engage gain memorable first-hand experiences, such as going on a visit or inviting a special visitor into school enjoy ‘WOW’ experiences get an exciting introduction to a topic or theme begin researching and setting enquiry questions get lots of opportunities to make observations develop spoken language skills take part in sensory activities have lots of fun to fully 'engage' with their new topic.
NEW CURRICULUM 2014 Develop improve their knowledge and understanding of the topic develop and practice their new skills compose, make, do, build, investigate, explore, write for different purposes and read across the curriculum research their own questions and those set by others follow new pathways of enquiry based on their interests complete homework activities that support their learning.
NEW CURRICULUM 2014 Innovate apply skills, knowledge and understanding in real-life contexts solve real or imagined problems using everything they’ve learnt get inspired by imaginative and creative opportunities revisit anything not fully grasped at the ‘Develop’ stage.
NEW CURRICULUM 2014 Express become the performers, experts and informers share their achievements with parents, classmates and the community evaluate finished products and processes link what they have learnt to where they started celebrate their achievements
Life after Levels Each year children will be expected to master the skills and knowledge associated with a particular year group. For example, year 6 will be expected to complete all the objectives within the year 6 curriculum. Children will be judged on how well they have mastered these objectives. Emerging means the child has only just begun to learn work within this year group, developing shows the child is doing well but still need some practice. Secure means the child has mastered the objectives within this year group and is ready for the next stage of their education. To find out more visit our school website.