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1 CURRICULUM 2014 A TIME FOR CHANGE “ The most effective way to manage change is to create it.” Peter Ducker

2 OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION Why change? New National Curriculum – Facts Our school aims. New Curriculum DfE. Key subject changes. Assessment changes. Timetable for change. How will we deliver our curriculum Summary.

3 Why the big change? The main aim is to raise standards, particularly as the UK is slipping down international student assessment league tables. Inspired by what is taught in the world’s most successful school systems, including Hong Kong, Singapore and Finland, as well as in the best UK schools, it’s designed to produce productive, creative and well educated students. Although the new curriculum is intended to be more challenging, the content is actually slimmer than the current curriculum, focusing on essential core subject knowledge and skills

4 NEW NATIONAL CURRICULUM - FACTS Pupils of compulsory school age in community and foundation schools, including special schools, and in voluntary aided and voluntary controlled schools must follow the National Curriculum. Schools are free to choose how they organise their school day, as long as the content of the National Curriculum programmes of study is taught to all pupils.

5 NEW NATIONAL CURRICULUM - FACTS By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the skills and processes specified in the relevant programmes of study. The new National Curriculum identifies what to teach but not how to teach. The new National Curriculum does not have levels of attainment, but expectations at each banding, based on year groups, for English, Maths and Science.

6 NEW NATIONAL CURRICULUM - FACTS ‘Literacy’ title has been replaced by ‘English’ ‘ICT’ title has been replaced with ‘Computing’ No PSHE or RE contained within the Curriculum 2014 (but still to be taught). Act of daily worship expected. The New Curriculum is narrowed down and schools are expected to identify their key aims for their children.

7 WHAT DO WE WANT OUR CHILDREN TO BE WHEN THEY LEAVE OUR SCHOOL? Confident, outstanding learners. Competent readers, writers and mathematicians. Able to get on well with others – be able to show empathy. Honest, respectful and trustworthy – effective members of society Be able to learn independently and love learning! Young people 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.

8 NEW NATIONAL CURRICULUM - DFE English, Maths and Science are the building blocks of education –improving our performance in these subjects will be essential. In Maths there will be greater rigour. There will be a greater emphasis on arithmetic, and the promotion of efficient written methods of long multiplication and division. There will also be 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.

9 NEW NATIONAL CURRICULUM - DFE The proposed 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 strengthening of the teaching of phonics pupils will be helped to read fluently. The study of languages is compulsory in Key Stage 2. Replace the current ICT curriculum with a new computing curriculum with a much greater emphasis on computational thinking and practical programming skills.

10 NEW NATIONAL CURRICULUM - DFE It is essential to distinguish between the statutory National Curriculum and the whole school curriculum. All schools must provide a curriculum that is broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of all pupils. In other subjects and key stages the aim is to give teachers more space and flexibility to design their lessons by focusing only on the essential knowledge to be taught in each subject.

11 Key Changes. English Stronger emphasis on vocabulary development, grammar, punctuation and spelling (for example, the use of commas and apostrophes will be taught in KS1) Handwriting – not currently assessed under the national curriculum – is expected to be fluent, legible and speedy Spoken English has a greater emphasis, with children to be taught debating and presenting skills.

12 Key Changes. Maths Five-year-olds will be expected to learn to count up to 100 (compared to 20 under the current curriculum) and learn number bonds to 20 (currently up to 10) Simple fractions (1/4 and 1/2) will be taught from KS1, and by the end of primary school, children should be able to convert decimal fractions to simple fractions (e.g. 0.375 = 3/8) By the age of nine, children will be expected to know times tables up to 12x12 (currently 10x10 by the end of primary school Calculators will not be introduced until near the end of KS2, to encourage mental arithmetic

13 Key Changes. Science Strong focus on scientific knowledge and language, rather than understanding the nature and methods of science in abstract terms Evolution will be taught in primary schools for the first time Non-core subjects like caring for animals will be replaced by topics like the human circulatory system.

14 Key Changes. Design Technology Afforded greater importance under the new curriculum, setting children on the path to becoming the designers and engineers of the future More sophisticated use of design equipment such as electronics and robotics In KS2, children will learn about how key events and individuals in design and technology have shaped the world.

15 Key Changes. Computing Computing replaces Information and Communication Technology (ICT), with a greater focus on programming rather than on operating programs From age five, children will learn to write and test simple programs, and to organise, store and retrieve data From seven, they will be taught to understand computer networks, including the internet Internet safety – currently only taught from 11-16 – will be taught in primary schools

16 Key Changes. Geography and History Geography Greater use of atlases and maps including O/S maps and digital maps Children are expected to know and locate countries, capitals, major cities, mountains and rivers In depth studies of a European, North/South American country and a region of the British Isles are required History Greater emphasis on British History taught in chronological order from Stone Age to 1066.

17 Key Changes. Languages, PE, Music The term Languages will replace the term modern foreign languages A modern foreign language or ancient language such as Latin or Greek will be mandatory in KS2. Children will be expected to master basic grammar and accurate pronunciation and to converse, present, read and write in the language Physical Education (PE), Music, Religious Education (RE) The study of these subjects remains largely unchanged.

18 Assessments and Testing. The Department for Education is currently in the process of reforming KS2 tests, but details have not yet been published. The current levels are now longer used but schools have not been given any instruction regarding replacements. The school is now using a new monitoring system which clearly links assessment and next steps in learning.

19 Timetable for change. Current Y4 pupils will be the first pupils to be assessed using ‘new’ SAT tests in 2016 so English, Maths and Science will be assessed based on this new Curriculum. DFE: “The majority of the new national curriculum will come into force from September 2014, so schools have a year to prepare to teach it. From September 2015, the new national curriculum for English, Mathematics and Science will come into force for Years 2 and 6.”

20 HOW WILL WE DELIVER OUR CURRICULUM? We have worked on the New Curriculum as a whole staff team over the last few months. This September our curriculum design was in place ensuring coverage of the New Curriculum 2014 but also including aspects that make our school special and most importantly those we believe are important for OUR children. Our curriculum needs to be relevant for our children so we need to ensure we keep the aspects we value. Middle leaders have ensured staff have the knowledge, resources and support to deliver this new curriculum. WE ARE READY!

21 KEY CONSIDERATIONS LEARNING CHALLENGE Context Meeting NC requirements Reflection Oracy Interest Locality Progression and Continuity Grab

22 Harvington First School Theme Overview. Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2 Year One Autumn AutumnWinterSpring Summer Year Two Space MaterialsSt LuciaHabitatsAnimals/ Humans Plants Year Three Egyptians Forces and Magnets Early Britain LightWho inspires us Romans Year Four Ancient Greeks ElectricityBattle of Britain Battle of Evesham Who inspires us Saxons Year Five Vikings ForcesStates of Matter Earth and Space Who inspires us British Monarchs

23 Yearly trip/visitor overview ClassA1A2Sp1Sp2Su1Su2 Year 3 Birmingham Museum Ancient Egypt Business visitor Bishops Wood- Celts Dance Rotate annually: Artist Visitor @ Bristol visit Symphony Hall Concert Year 4 Birmingham Museum Ancient Greece Business visitor Visitor in-Battle of Britain Malvern Dance Synagogue Visit Year 5 Mosque Visit Business visitor Almonry Museum and churches Malvern Dance KS2 activities Think tank visit in school KS2 science week KS2 history museum Economic awareness week Christmas Play KS2 Food/dance celebration Art display final product Year 1 Bishops Wood visit Firemen visitRSPCA Cotswold Wildlife Park Church Avonscroft Museum Year 2 Think tank visitWW2 memory Music/dance visit in Cotswold Wildlife Park ChurchAvonscroft Museum

24 Summary The New National Curriculum is in place at Harvington School. Staff are trained and prepared. As new information is received regarding assessments we will share this with you.

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