Introduction to the new curriculum The English Curriculum The Mathematics Curriculum Workshops
Primary National Curriculum 2014 Draft form since September 2013 All maintained schools in England had to begin teaching the new curriculum in September 2014. The staff in the federation schools prepared and planned for the new curriculum throughout last academic year. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/na tional-curriculum-in-england-framework-for- key-stages-1-to-4
Primary National Curriculum 2014 Two exceptions to the teaching of the new curriculum for this year only : Current Year 2 pupils Current Year 6 pupils These pupils will be taught the pre-2014 curriculum objectives still for this year in English, Maths and Science. These pupils will sit the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 tests in May 2015.
Primary National Curriculum 2014 The curriculum framework states that: ‘Every state-funded school must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and which: promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life’ The school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that each school plans for its pupils. The national curriculum forms one part of the school curriculum.
Primary National Curriculum 2014 All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice. All schools are also required to make provision for a daily act of collective worship and must teach religious education to pupils at every key stage. Schools are also free to include other subjects or topics of their choice in planning and designing their own programme of education.
Primary National Curriculum 2014 How is the curriculum organised? The curriculum is organised into 4 Key Stages- Key Stages 1-4. In our Primary schools we cover Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The curriculum has 12 subjects, classified in legal terms as ‘core’ and ‘other foundation’ subjects.
Key stage 1Key stage 2 Age5-77-11 Year groups1-23-6 Core subjects English ✓✓ Mathematics ✓✓ Science ✓✓ Foundation subjects Art and design ✓✓ Computing ✓✓ Design and technology ✓✓ Languages ✓ Geography ✓✓ History ✓✓ Music ✓✓ Physical education ✓✓ Religious Education ✓✓ Structure of the national curriculum
Our Curriculum Themes Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term Cycle 1 (2013-2014) Treasure! Curriculum Focus: Geography/Art Class 1: Pirates Class 2: Local Study and contrasting location Maps and orienteering Class 3: Seven Wonders of the World Natural Disasters Food Glorious Food Curriculum Focus: History/Geography/DT Class 1: UK/USA Class 2: China/ Romans Class 3: Greeks/ Egyptians In it to Win it! Curriculum Focus: Science/Maths/DT Class 1: Shape and Pattern Class 2: Transport Class 3: Kit Car Challenge Cycle 2 (2014-2015) Lights, Camera, Action Curriculum Focus: Art/Drama/Music/ History Class 1: Puppets Class 2: Animation Class 3: Silent Movies to Pixar Let’s Rock Curriculum Focus: Science/Geography Class 1: Dinosaurs/ Properties of Materials Class 2: Rocks/ Fossilisation Class 3: Caves/ Evolution/ Adaptation The Sound of Music Curriculum Focus: Music/ History/Dance Class 1: Famous and local composers Class 2: Making music Class 3: Music and dance through the decades Cycle 3 (2015-2016) Who do you Think you are? Curriculum Focus: History/Art Class 1: Significant historical figures Black history month Class 2: Famous artists/local artists Our diverse community (local, Class 3: Kirklees, nationally and globally) Out of this World! Curriculum Focus: Science Class 1: Superheroes, light, seasons and time Class 2: Fictional Worlds Class 3: Space travel, forces, electricity Wet ‘n’ Wild Curriculum focus: Geography Class 1: Animals and Weather Class 2: Habitats and minibeasts Class 3: Rainforests, rivers and mountains