Wednesday 19th November 2014
Introduction to the new curriculum
The English Curriculum
The Mathematics Curriculum
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.
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
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.
Structure of the national curriculum
Key stage 1
Key stage 2
Year groups
Art and design
Design and
Core subjects
Physical education
Religious Education
Our Curriculum Themes
Cycle 1
Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term
Food Glorious Food
In it to Win it!
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
Lights, Camera, Action
Cycle 2
Curriculum Focus: Art/Drama/Music/
Class 1: Puppets
Class 2: Animation
Class 3: Silent Movies to Pixar
Curriculum Focus: History/Geography/DT
Class 1: UK/USA
Class 2: China/ Romans
Class 3: Greeks/ Egyptians
Let’s Rock
Curriculum Focus: Science/Geography
Class 1: Dinosaurs/ Properties of Materials
Class 2: Rocks/ Fossilisation
Class 3: Caves/ Evolution/ Adaptation
Who do you Think you are?
Out of this World!
Curriculum Focus: History/Art
Curriculum Focus: Science
Class 1:
Cycle 3
Class 2:
Class 3:
Significant historical figures
Black history month
Famous artists/local artists
Our diverse community (local,
Kirklees, nationally and globally)
Class 1: Superheroes, light, seasons and time
Class 2: Fictional Worlds
Class 3: Space travel, forces, electricity
Curriculum Focus: Science/Maths/DT
Class 1: Shape and Pattern
Class 2: Transport
Class 3: Kit Car Challenge
The Sound of Music
Curriculum Focus: Music/ History/Dance
Class 1:
Famous and local
Class 2:
Making music
Class 3:
Music and dance through
the decades
Wet ‘n’ Wild
Curriculum focus: Geography
Class 1: Animals and Weather
Class 2: Habitats and minibeasts
Class 3: Rainforests, rivers and mountains