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1 Primary National Curriculum 2014 Changes to be aware of?

2 English What’s out? Speaking & Listening no longer appears as a strand Drama is not mentioned No mention of ICT No method for teaching reading other than phonics (i.e. context., etc.) What’s in? Year-by-year objectives (34 pages) Required spelling & grammar objectives & wordlists (16pp) Priority for phonics in both key stages Focus on reading for pleasure Reciting poetry Priority on transcription

3 English – an example Y5/6 page

4 English – Year 3/4 wordlists

5 English – Grammar objectives

6 Mathematics What’s out? Ma1 – Using & Applying Mathematical reasoning Communicating maths Data handling in Y1 Use of ICT Use of calculators except in exceptional cases in upper KS2 What’s in? Yearly objectives (40 pages) Tables to 12x12 by end of Y4 Standard written methods Focus on fractions Y5 convert decimal  fraction Telling time in Y2; using Roman numerals in Y3 Area of triangles & parallelograms in Y6

7 Mathematics – what’s when? Multiplication tables: Y2: 2, 5 & 10 times tablesY4: all tables up to 12x12 Y3: 3, 4 & 8 times tables Standard written methods: Y3: Column addition and subtractionY5: Short division Y4: Standard column multiplicationY6: Long division Fractions Y1: Introduce ¼ and ½ Y4: Add + Subtract fractions Y2: ¾ and 1/3. Find ½ of a numberY5: Use mixed numbers Y3: Add and order simple fractionsY6: Add & Multiply fractions Algebra Y6: Simple formulae, finding missing numbers, etc.

8 Science What’s out? Much less content at KS1: No mention of medicines, electricity, light & dark, or material changes caused by temperatures No forces before Y6 (except looking at simple magnets work) What’s in? Yearly objectives (34 pages) Broadly similar to the old QCA units in a slightly different order Continued emphasis on investigation across all areas Evolution in Y4 & Y6 Classification into kingdoms at Y6

9 Art What’s out? Evaluating work Requirement to collaborate What’s in? A single page curriculum for KS1-2 combined: – Use a range of materials, including sketchbooks in KS2 – Develop techniques – Learn about the great artists

10 ICT  Computing What’s out? The name ICT Very little mention of presenting ideas or information No mention of cross- curricular use of ICT What’s in? Changes to “Computing” Largely based around the old Control elements, e.g. In KS1: “ understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following a sequence of instructions” E-safety mentioned at every Key Stage

11 Design & Technology What’s out? No planning / generating ideas at KS1 No mechanisms at KS1 No mention of working from a brief at KS2 No use of ICT required What’s in? Healthy cooking to be covered at every Key Stage (with regard to available cooking facilities) Development of repair & maintenance skills (!) Understanding of key turning points in history, e.g. Industrial Revolution

12 Geography What’s out? No investigative questioning No KS1 comparison with other UK locations No mention of environmental sustainability No African, Asia or Australasian geography What’s in? Factual knowledge, e.g. continents & oceans at KS1 UK focus at KS1, plus one non-European comparison Europe & the Americas covered at KS2 Identification of rivers, mountains, etc. in UK OS four-figure grid references

13 History What’s out? Personal timeline history Historical enquiry skills Britain since 1930s Victorians Aztecs, Incas, etc. Diversity in the UK & the world What’s in? KS1: Concepts of monarchy, parliament, civilisation, democracy and war & peace KS2: Strictly chronological progression through history of Britain from early Britons to Glorious Revolution (1688) Requirement to teach Ancient Rome & Greece

14 Just work your way through.... Early Britons and settlers, including: the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages Celtic culture and patterns of settlement Roman conquest and rule, including: Caesar, Augustus, and Claudius Britain as part of the Roman Empire the decline and fall of the Western Roman Empire Anglo-Saxon and Viking settlement, including: the Heptarchy the spread of Christianity key developments in the reigns of Alfred, Athelstan, Cnut and Edward the Confessor Norman Conquest and Norman rule, including: the Domesday Book feudalism Norman culture the Crusades Plantagenet rule in the 12th and 13th centuries, including: key developments in the reign of Henry II, including the murder of Thomas Becket Magna Carta de Montfort's Parliament Relations between England, Wales, Scotland and France, including: William Wallace Robert the Bruce Llywelyn and Dafydd ap Gruffydd the Hundred Years War Life in 14 th -century England, including: Chivalry the Black Death the Peasants’ Revolt

15 ... all of this in four years! The later Middle Ages and the early modern period, including: Chaucer and the revival of learning Wycliffe’s Bible Caxton and the printing press the Wars of the Roses Warwick the Kingmaker The Tudor period, including: religious strife and Reformation the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, and Mary Elizabeth I's reign and English expansion, including: colonisation of the New World plantation of Ireland conflict with Spain The Renaissance in England, including: the lives and works of individuals such as Shakespeare and Marlowe The Stuart period, including: the Union of the Crowns King versus Parliament Cromwell's commonwealth, the Levellers and the Diggers the restoration of the monarchy the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London Samuel Pepys and the establishment of the Royal Navy the Glorious Revolution, constitutional monarchy and the Union of the Parliaments.

16 Foreign Languages What’s out? Freedom to select any language Focus on inter- cultural understanding Links to English literacy What’s in? Statutory foreign languages at Key Stage 2, selected from: French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish, Latin or Ancient Greek Teaching should focus on making progress in 1 language Includes a balance of all four skills and a focus on developing accurate pronunciation

17 Music What’s out? Description of ‘elements’ (now called inter-related dimensions!) No mention of collaboration at KS1 No requirement to respond to listening What’s in? A single page curriculum for KS1-2, largely focussed on singing & playing instruments Use of staff and other forms of notation in KS2 Develop an understanding of history of music at KS2

18 Physical Education What’s out? No evaluation at KS1 No mention of health & fitness No specific games at KS1 What’s in? A focus on competitive games KS2 Swimming: “ perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations ”

19 What you can do... Meet with the cluster coordinators and review new Curriculum. Reflect on changes and how this will impact on Ankermoor’s curriculum


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