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NEW CURRICULUM 2014. From September 2014 the New National Curriculum became statutory for years 1,3,4 and 5. In September 2016 it will be for all year.

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2 From September 2014 the New National Curriculum became statutory for years 1,3,4 and 5. In September 2016 it will be for all year groups. The main aim is to raise standards. The Government believe that it has been designed to produce productive, creative and well educated students. All maintained schools will have to follow the new curriculum but Academies and Free Schools are exempt. The New Curriculum is intended to be more challenging The content is slimmer but more challenging than the current curriculum It focuses on essential core subject knowledge and skills such as sustained writing and computer programming

3 NEW CURRICULUM 2014 KEY FACTS ABOUT THE NEW 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 By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, 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 year group.

4 NEW CURRICULUM 2014 KEY FACTS ABOUT THE NEW CURRICULUM “Literacy” title has been replaced by ‘English’ ‘ICT’ title is replaced by ‘Computing’ No PSHE or RE contained within the Curriculum 2014 – but it is still taught

5 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.

6 NEW CURRICULUM 2014 KEY FACTS ABOUT THE NEW CURRICULUM The study of languages is compulsory in Key Stage 2. The current ICT curriculum is replaced with a new computing curriculum with a much greater emphasis on computational thinking and practical programming skills. 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 there is a more time and flexibility for schools and teachers to design their curriculum and lessons by focusing only on the essential knowledge to be taught in each subject by the end of the Key Stage.

7 NEW CURRICULUM 2014 WHAT ARE THE MAIN CHANGES? The new curriculum has basically been divided across the three phases in primary schools i.e. Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2. For maths and English, expectations are set out for each year group from year 1 to Year 6. There are no specific times during each phase where topics have to be taught nor how long it should take. This is left to the discretion of individual schools and teachers as it is dependent on how quickly children grasp the specific area being taught.

8 NEW CURRICULUM 2014 CHANGES IN ENGLISH Spoken English (was called Speaking & Listening) Is not age-differentiated. The programme of study covers the whole of the primary age range. Children are to be taught debating and presenting skills Handwriting it is expected to be fluent, legible and speedy Pupils need to know when to use capital letters, ascenders, descenders and when to join or not

9 NEW CURRICULUM 2014 CHANGES IN ENGLISH - WRITING With a stronger emphasis on vocabulary development, grammar, punctuation and spelling There are more objectives covering the various stages in the writing process. Emphasis on planning / drafting / evaluating and revising texts. Stamina for writing by year - longer passages, detailed punctuation. Using the correct grammar and understanding the terminology. Specified sentence structure and punctuation to be taught in specific year groups

10 NEW CURRICULUM 2014 CHANGES IN MATHEMATICS Five-year-olds will be expected to learn to count up to 100 (compared to 20 under the previous curriculum) and learn number bonds to 20 ( previously up to 10) Simple fractions (1/4, 1/3, 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.

11 NEW CURRICULUM 2014 CHANGES IN MATHEMATICS Being able to read Roman numerals up to 100 has been introduced from year 4. By the end of primary school it is the aim for all children to be comfortable with a formal written method for each calculation. Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole (e.g. 5/7 + 1/7 = 6/7 ) by the end of year 3. Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers (From Year 5)

12 Multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout (From Year 5) Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number (From Year 5) Convert between different units of measure (e.g. kilometre to metre; hour to minute) (From Year 5) Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24-hour clocks (From Year 5) Multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one- or two-digit number using an efficient written method, including long multiplication for two-digit numbers (From Year 6) Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number (From Year 6)

13 Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents (From Year 6) Year 6 - multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the efficient written method of long multiplication Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the efficient written method of long division Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form (e.g. 1/4 × 1/2 = 1/8 ) Divide proper fractions by whole numbers (e.g. 1/3 ÷ 2 = 1/6 ).

14 Algebra Pupils should be introduced to the use of symbols and letters to represent variables and unknowns in mathematical situations that they already understand. The emphasis will be on consolidation rather than acceleration. Year group objectives will be consolidated and extended through using and applying and reasoning activities.

15 NEW CURRICULUM 2014 CHANGES IN ICT… now called COMPUTING Computing replaces Information and Communication Technology (ICT), with a greater focus on programming rather than on operating programs From the age of 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 –will be taught in primary schools

16 NEW CURRICULUM 2014 CHANGES IN HISTORY and GEOGRAPHY There is a greater emphasis on teaching historical and geographical facts and knowledge Victorians / Britain since 1930 and Tudors have been removed Stone Age added and Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Viking are all required to be taught In Geography children in KS1 need to be able to name continents, name home countries and compare their local area to somewhere else in the world. In KS2, children need to locate world countries, UK cities and regions, study climate vegetation belts, land use and trade links. Also at KS2, children need to use compass points and 6 figure grid references

17 NEW CURRICULUM 2014 SATS TESTS New end of key stage statutory assessments will be introduced in 2016 for years 2 and 6 The New National Curriculum tests will be more demanding, with a higher and more ambitious expected standard to ensure children are ‘Secondary ready’ If your child is currently in year 6 or 2, they will be tested in May 2015 on the old National Curriculum Children coming into Reception will be base-lined The Phonics Screening Test in year 1 is likely to remain National Curriculum levels have been removed and not replaced. There will be no mention of levels in the new National Curriculum Schools will continue to track pupils’ progress and still provide information to parents.

18 NEW CURRICULUM 2014 WHAT CHANGES ARE BEING MADE AT HIGH ERCALL PRIMARY SCHOOL? We have changed our curriculum themes and we are using the new curriculum in all our teaching and learning. We are continuing to ensure that the children have exciting and interesting learning experiences to make learning relevant and real. Staff have attended local authority training so that we all had a clear understanding of the requirements of the New Curriculum We have used our PD days and staff meetings to look at our curriculum to ensure it meets New National Curriculum requirements whilst also matching the needs and interests of our children

19 Through our curriculum we expect our children to be: Confident Competent readers, writers and mathematicians Resourceful Respectful, 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 Able to communicate effectively (high levels of oracy) Resilient and reflective


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