The new National Curriculum 2014 was introduced in England in September. The new curriculum will now be taught to all children in Y1,Y3,Y4 and Y5. All children in England, currently in Y2 and Y6, will still be taught the old National Curriculum, for English, maths and science for this academic year and will be tested on their knowledge from this curriculum. From September 2015 all children will be taught all subjects from the new curriculum. New tests will be available from 2016. From September 2015, the new national curriculum for English, mathematics and science will come into force for years 2 and 6 and new tests will be available from 2016.
The National Curriculum 2014 requires the school curriculum to be balanced and broadly based and one that:
- 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 Nation Curriculum 2014 also makes it clear that the National Curriculum forms one part of the school curriculum and schools should also make provision for:
- a daily act of collective worship and must teach religious education to pupils at every key stage and sex and relationship education to pupils in secondary education.
- personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice.
As Schools are also free to include other subjects or topics of their choice in planning and designing their own programme of education, a school based curriculum has been developed that covers the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014, provides a programme of PSHE, teaches RE to all pupils, contains a daily act of collective worship and includes other topics and subjects as decided by the staff team.
Please see the Curriculum Map for each year group for an overview of the year and the Termly Overview for a more detailed look at each term.