The National Curriculum
A ‘curriculum’ is a list of content to be taught and learnt – a course of study for schools, colleges and universities. From September 2014, schools in England follow a new National Curriculum - a course of study decided by the Department for Education.
Structure of the National Curriculum
At St Mary’s RC Primary school, there are three phases in total:
For Key Stages 1 and 2, there are three core subjects:
In addition, there are foundation subjects; for Key Stages 1 and 2, these are:
A language is also a foundation subject in Key Stage 2 – however we’ve been teaching French to all our children in class 3 to class 5 for four years now.
To view the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for each subject ( and your child’s year group) click here https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum